From the Dean's Desk - June 30, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

I’m sure all of you have heard by now that there was a massive water main break at the intersection of Ferst Drive and Hemphill Avenue over the weekend. What you may not have heard is that the main break caused several other pipes to burst around campus.

That has had some knock-on effects for the College of Computing. Some of the repairs are still ongoing, although they should be finished by the end of the week. And some of those repairs are near data centers, meaning that the Institute has asked us to keep non-critical servers off-line until they are completed. Having said all that, I went in on Monday and we seem to be only mildly impacted: the usual stuff that worked and the usual stuff that didn’t work. So, again, this issue should resolve itself in the next few days.

We are still waiting for more information on the usual variety of fronts, namely the budget and the return to campus. I am told that budgets have been adopted and plans accepted, so we anticipate that a lot of things will start moving after the July Fourth holiday. 

Please keep an eye on this space for news, and in the meantime stay safe.



Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

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