University of Michigan shuts down school’s internet connections

Only interesting for this list because of NANOG's history with MERIT and UofM. Long since separated.

The University of Michigan has been without full internet access for two days after staff shut the school’s connections down in response to a “significant [cyber]security concern” on the eve of the new school year.

The internet shutdown affected campus IT systems used for research and fundraising, and could delay financial aid reimbursements, the university said Monday.

Campus computers are generally cut off from the public internet, but students were finding workarounds via their cell phones. An updated statement Tuesday afternoon said staff had made progress in helping students access resources from off-campus computer networks, but that the recovery was ongoing.