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PNW: Recreational streaming not a problem

STAFF and WIRE REPORTSMarch 6, 2019

WESTVILLE — Officials at Purdue University last week announced they will be blocking Netflix, Pandora and other movie- and music-streaming websites in classrooms to get students to focus on academics.

But on Purdue Northwest’s campus in Westville, it’s not a problem, according to a university spokesman.

“The initiative was piloted by the West Lafayette campus only,” PNW’s Doug Clark said. “Purdue Northwest was not involved. Our senior leadership has not engaged the topic, nor has it been an action item for the Purdue Northwest Faculty Senate.”

In West Lafayette, students will no longer have access to bandwidth-consuming sites like Netflix, gaming site Steam and music streaming site Pandora, officials said. Social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, won’t be blocked.

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