Boston College Will Stop Offering New Students E-Mail Accounts
It’s a couple of weeks old, but you all know I’m behind.
Many students don’t even want a college e-mail address these days because they already have well-established digital identities before they arrive on campus. That’s the conclusion that officials at Boston College came to in a recent review of their online services. So the college recently decided to stop offering full e-mail accounts to incoming students starting next fall. [chronicle.com]
I find this interesting as I’ve been forwarding my VU email to my gmail account for years (after having, uh, trouble checking my email while at a conference). I know many of you are doing something similar, so I’m interested in hearing your reactions. Should VU do this?