Mashable reports that Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is banning all social media sites from its network for a week because the university wants "students to think about how much they’re using technology in their daily lives and what kind of impact it has." Only email will be allowed.
Additionally, electricity is being cut off, landline phones will be shutdown and all students will be forced to start mining coal and the school is changing its name to Harrisburg University of Coal Mining and it's no longer a school, it's a labor camp.
Alright, that last part isn't true, but shouldn't a college of "Science and Technology" encourage students to use technology. The dean of the Berklee College of Music wouldn't have students put away their instruments for a week so they could see what the world would be like without music. A medical school would never have doctors in training let patients die so they could think about what the world would be like without medicine.
This whole things sounds a lot like some sort of filthy publicity stunt made by some third-rate university, which isn't what I'd expect from a prestigious institution such as… um… Harrisburg University.