Mackinac Hall and Manitou Hall, constructed with ribbed concrete walls, bronze glass, and porcelain panels, and named after islands in northern Michigan, form a natural outdoor court with the adjacent Commons building. Like the Lake Group of buildings, they date back to the early years of Grand Valley.
The campus administrative systems reside on an IBM Enterprise server, housed in Manitou Hall along with the service and communications equipment for the university's fiber-optic-based wide-area network and its connection to the Internet. Grand Valley's wide-area high-speed network provides a full complement of computer services including wireless access to all academic buildings and a few select non-academic locations. Thousands of computers located throughout the campus serve both the instructional and administrative needs of the university. Most classrooms and lecture halls are equipped with computers and projection equipment for instruction and all are connected to the university's network and the Internet.
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