Brown CIS has been making moves lately. This past semester, they hooked us up with an online subscription to The New York Times, listened to our movement to improve Brown Secure, and took steps to make our
demands dreams a reality. Now, they’re at it again, offering all Brown undergrad and graduate students free access to Microsoft Office 365. This set includes the usual suspects (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as a few ancillary programs (Outlook, Publisher, Access). Gone are the days of using third party programs and bootleg substitutes (or just paying a lot of money). To download the programs, go to this link and follow the instructions. You’ll have to use your Brown username and password to log in, and then you’re good to download any of the programs. So have at it, Brunonia. A new era awaits us — one of equal access to programing and equal opportunity to make snazzy PowerPoints.