Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 1, Page 17 Fall 1993 Electronic innovations Students living in residence halls now have access to 47 channels of network and satellite television programming. These University cable outlets are available in every room, dining hall and lounge. The University's cable offerings include super stations in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, CNN, C-Span, ESPN, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, the Weather Channel, SCOLA and Court TV, as well as MTV, VH-1, the Comedy Network and the Sci-Fi Channel, among others. Three channels are originated by the University: a program listing channel, an events bulletin board channel and a channel that will carry University-produced programming. Additional University channels will be available in the future for use in instructional entertainment and student programming. In addition to the video outlet, each room has a data network outlet that gives students the opportunity to connect computers in their rooms directly to the University's high-speed data network. Using this connection, students in their rooms may browse through DELCAT, the electronic "card catalog" of the University of Delaware Library, as well as the catalogs of more than 200 universities across the country and around the world, and they may exchange electronic mail with professors, friends and colleagues. The connection also gives them access to an electronic network of national and international scholarly information resources. Telephone services for students on the campus also have been dramatically upgraded with the addition of voice mail technology.