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Post Haste: OU brings in reinforcements to combat Wi-Fi overload; Number Fest no longer BYOB

Get the lowdown on your Wi-Fi slowdown. 

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015:

It’s no secret that on-campus Wi-Fi has been a bit, erm, less-than-ideal this week.

Here’s the deal: compared to this time last year, there are around 17,000 more devices trying to connect to OU’s Wi-Fi, a university official told The Post.

That may seem like a lot. It is. You can a blame smart TVs, tablets and next-gen gaming consoles.

The good news is the OU OIT, (that is, Office of Information Technology), has taken steps to improve the situation, and is still working to fix the problem completely.

We have a full story on the WiFi-mageddon here.

Weather

It’ll be a teensy bit hotter today. High of 79 degrees and mostly sunny. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

News

  • Number Fest will be on April 16 this year. It’s no longer BYOB. (The Post)

  • Still smoking on campus? There’s now a task force dedicated to cracking down on that. (The Post)

  • The Athens Book Center isn’t closing until mid-September at the earliest. (The Post)

  • Third Eye Blind is playing this Friday. Maybe you should go? (The Post)

Scores & Game Times

The Post had a sneak peek of the 2015-16 volleyball team in practice. They’re looking good. (The Post)

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For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.

Athens bar specials tonight

Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.

The Pub: $2.50 well drinks, $2.50 Cali Boy and Vegas Bombs.

Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6 to 9 p.m.

Courtside Pizza: $2 domestic bottles, $3 Jameson, $2.50 Long Islands from 4-9 p.m.

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