Information Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other IS Resources and Services

Join the new Excel Learning Community

Microsoft Excel is a tool for data analysis. It’s used for budgeting, project management, and creating charts. Artists utilize it as a canvas. It even teaches pilots to fly jets. Excel has more features and uses than one person could ever master, but what cannot be mastered alone can be mastered together. Join the Excel Learning Community at our [...]

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Remote Desktop Change 9/15

Beginning Monday, September 15th: If you are one of the few community members using Remote Desktop to access campus resources, you will need to change your process for doing so. Updated documentation is available on the Tech Documentation blog. This change does not affect Financial Edge; this is part of our ongoing efforts to improve network [...]

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eduroam: secure wireless in the Tri-Co and beyond

Information Services recommends connecting to eduroam for secure wireless network access at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.  Bryn Mawr community members must connect using their full email address (username@brynmawr.edu). Like BrynMawrCollege, eduroam is a secure and encrypted network intended for routine use by Bryn Mawr students, faculty and staff.  Connecting to eduroam offers community members [...]

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New Subscription: Zinio popular magazines online

Tri-College library patrons now have access to Zinio, a platform that allows you to read dozens of popular magazines cover to cover, in full screen high resolution format on your computer or mobile device. See our Zinio guide (http://libguides.brynmawr.edu/zinio) to see all the titles in Zinio and find out how to log on.

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Financial Edge Training Class Series: Fall 2014

Need to sharpen your Financial Edge skills? Find your edge by attending this semester’s Financial Edge Training Classes Series, offering practical skills and tips from experts that will help you get the most out of FE. Please read descriptions carefully before registering for any sessions via the appropriate LibCal link. For questions about the class [...]

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“Brute Force” Attack on Bryn Mawr Accounts

Late in the afternoon on Friday, August 29th there was an attempt to crack Bryn Mawr accounts by “brute force”,  which means repeatedly attempting to guess passwords on a number of accounts.  Information Services is investigating the attack and we are working to prevent a recurrence. We are not aware of any accounts that have [...]

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Telephone Service Update

Throughout July and August, we have been periodically posting updates about intermittent telephone issues originating with a series of lightening strikes in early July.  We have been working continually with Verizon and our telephone system and service vendors to try to resolve issues with both our campus telephone system and the Verizon lines providing service [...]

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Email Delivery Update

Information Services is pleased to report that our good reputation as an email sender, as referenced in a recent post about phishing attempts and compromised accounts, has been almost completely restored. Our reputation status is restored automatically (based on our sending real, non-spam mail) — much like improving one’s credit score.  When compromised accounts have [...]

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IS Customs Week Schedule

IS staff are excited to be participating in many orientation activities for new community members this year!  Our schedule is below.  For full customs week schedules, see the Dean’s Office web page for entering students. Monday 8/25, 10:45 am Customspeople Orientation—Goodhart Hepburn Theater Tuesday 8/26, 1:45-2:30 pm New Faculty Orientation: Research/Scholarship Support—Canaday Writing Center Wednesday [...]

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Network work in Thomas and Carpenter beginning approximately 6pm

There will be intermittent network outages throughout Thomas and Carpenter this evening beginning at 6pm. This work is necessary in order to complete the full rewiring that has been in progress in Thomas throughout the summer, and allow the installation of the new wireless access points. It was our intention to complete this work earlier [...]

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Advisory Notice from Purchasing Office — Copier Supply Scam

To Staff and Faculty, Please be aware that a company called ‘High Performance Business Services’ of Marietta, GA has been contacting college faculty and staff telling them that our vendor, Ricoh, has transferred their copier supplies business to them. This is completely incorrect and they are evidently a scam operation.  Ricoh still supplies all copier [...]

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Email Delivery Update

You may have noticed that we are continuing to have troubles sending email to other email carriers.  We shared with you last week that we had identified some Bryn Mawr email accounts being used to generate spam, and that we were taking additional measures to mitigate this risk. Since that time, we have identified two [...]

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