Still not working. We tried opening the wifi at home last night so it wasn't password protected anymore, and the iPad could still 'see' the network but wouldn't connect to it.
I did take 'Padma' out for lunch today. It's a pretty day, so I sat outside the Frick Fine Arts buildling. The 'reception' there wasn't strong (mostly one ring/bar), but Padma held on to the Pitt wifi connection there. I didn't have to find a new one or relog in or anything. So good for her!
But I will be happier once I can use this at home.