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All Dean students are required to
have their own laptop and personal printer. The make and model of the computer
and printer you choose is a matter of personal choice.
The Technology Service Center (TSC)
supports laptops meeting the minimum requirements listed below:
Minimum requirements for laptops running Microsoft
minimum. 802.11ac is preferred
Latest versions of Internet Explorer, FireFox or Chrome
Minimum requirements for MAC
OSX Yosemite is minimum requirement, however most recent version of OS is
minimum, 802.11ac preferred
Safari can be used, however FireFox should also be installed for use with Dean
• USB Flash Drive 1GB or greater
• Multi-year service plan with laptop
• Surge Protector
• Bring the Manufacturer’s Restore CDs
you received with your laptop. If your computer fails and the operating system
must be re-installed, the TSC will need these disks.
Tablets are not recommended as the
primary computer for students and should be treated as a secondary tool.
Laptops are best suited for completing assignments and compatibility with Dean
students are expected to have a personal printer to print assignments.
printer must be connected to your laptop by USB or other cable. (Wireless
printers are not permitted)
Microsoft Office: Dean provides students with a complimentary subscription to
Microsoft Office 365. The subscription is available to all students with an
active Dean E-mail address. Microsoft Office 365 runs on Windows, Mac, smart
phones and tablets (Including iPads and iPhones).
To get your free download, go to https://portal.office.com. Log in using your Dean username and password and click the
Virus Protection: It
is important for all student computers to have up-to-date virus protection
software installed, running and configured to automatically update. Viruses can be devastating to your
documents and computer. If you have a virus, the TSC may need to keep your
computer for several days. There is no guarantee it can be restored to correct
10: Run Windows
Defender in the background at all times.
Macs: Are not immune to viruses. It is
highly recommended that all Mac users run virus protection.
To access cable television in your
residence hall room, your TV must have a Built-In-QAM tuner.
TVs without a QAM tuner WILL
NOT WORK. Check
the Technical Specifications of your TV prior to your arrival on campus.
Dean College respects the intellectual property rights of others and we ask our users to do the same.
You may not post, modify,
distribute, or reproduce in any way copyrighted or other proprietary materials
without obtaining the prior written consent of the copyright owner of such
materials. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, deny
access to a site or service or disable and/or terminate the accounts of any
user who is alleged to have infringed the intellectual property or proprietary
rights of another.
If you believe that your work has been copied in
a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property
rights have been otherwise violated, please furnish our Designated Agent
written notice with the following information:
Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached
Locke Lord, LLP617-239-0174
the disputed materials were posted by a third party identifiable through
reasonable efforts, we will provide reasonable notice to the third party of the
charge. If the third party responds with a valid counter-notification, we will
provide you with a copy so that you may take any other steps you may consider
If you are seeking permission to use Dean
College trademarks, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, screen shots,
copyrighted designs, or other brand features, including any such item submit requests
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