I am glad to see Chrome coming along so well, it's nice having 5 legitimate choices to use (IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari). The competition is driving improvements, and it's the users that are benefiting.
There are still some WebApps that I have to use IE or Firefox for, but now that Chrome has extensions (delicious bookmarks, IEtab, etc.) it has been my browser of choice.
Computer science degrees look a lot better in IT applications than Information Systems degrees.
At least there is somewhat of a standard for Computer Science... I've seen Information Systems classes that teach you Microsoft Word.
My University uses CCA, and to bypass it... you can either not use Windows, or use Firefox and install a plug-in that allows you to modify the User-Agent to identify itself as if it were running Linux/OSX. This might not work in all cases, though.