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'Announcements' Archive

Friday Finds: Remembering the Sacred 11/21 3-4pm

Posted November 20, 2014

Join us for the next event in our Friday Finds series: Remembering the Sacred with Whitney Lopez ’15! Friday, November 21, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 205 Canaday Library, Special Collections Seminar Roopm Refreshments served, free and open to the public. Contact Special Collections, or 610-526-6576 for more information.

Update: Most Windows security updates complete, remaining work to be completed this week

Posted November 19, 2014

Updated: PeopleSoft production servers (includes BIONIC self-service) will be patched tonight, November 19th, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  We do not expect this work to take more than 90 minutes. ----- As of 7:00 p.m. yesterday evening, November 18th, Information Services had finished patching the majority of our Windows servers in response to the critical security update [...]

Critical system maintenance underway, several services briefly unavailable beginning tonight 11/18 5pm

Posted November 18, 2014

Today, November 18th, Microsoft released another critical patch to address severe security vulnerabilities.  Information Services will again be performing maintenance on all Windows systems in response to this announcement.  While we just applied patches last week, Microsoft Premier has strongly advised us to apply this new patch immediately. Like last week, we will be rebooting several [...]

Update All Personally-owned Computers and Mobile Devices

Posted November 18, 2014

You may have heard about recent vulnerabilities affecting Windows.  In the past several months each operating system and browser - including Mac OS X - has had an instance where serious vulnerabilities were identified. We strongly encourage you to update your operating system (Mac OS X, Windows, Chrome OS, Linux, etc.) AND browsers (Firefox, Chrome, [...]

Greenfield Center Joins Teach-In on Race, Higher Education, Rights and Responsibilities 11/18 7-9pm

Posted November 17, 2014

The Greenfield Digital Center will join members of the Bryn Mawr community for a Teach-In on Race, Higher Education, Rights and Responsibilities on Tuesday, November 18th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. See for event details, and check back later this week for links to further readings on the topic.  

Systems maintenance 11/21 6pm-midnight, no service disruptions expected

Posted November 17, 2014

Information Services will be performing necessary system maintenance on Friday, November 21st from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Though we do not anticipate any service disruptions, this work is scheduled for off hours because in the event that problems occur, a number of our core systems could be impacted. Contact the Help Desk with questions, or [...]

Update: Server patching completed, desktop and laptop patching continues

Posted November 15, 2014

Information Services finished patching the last Windows server at around 9:30 p.m. Friday evening, November 14th. All the Windows servers are now patched and back in production. As of 8:00 p.m. Friday evening, more than half of all College-owned Windows desktops and laptops had been patched. Those remaining may require individual follow-up in the coming [...]

Update: Critical system maintenance underway, several services briefly unavailable beginning tonight 11/13 5pm

Posted November 13, 2014

Update: as announced yesterday morning,, critical updates will be applied to several Windows systems tonight, 11/14/2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. PeopleSoft production servers will be patched for this vulnerability today, 11/14/2014, starting at 5:00 p.m.  We expect that the system will be unavailable until approximately 11:00 p.m. Financial Edge will also be unavailable during this [...]

Critical System Maintenance 11/14 at 5pm - Several Services Briefly Unavailable

Posted November 13, 2014

Information Services will be performing critical maintenance on all Windows systems (including file shares, printing, and PeopleSoft) this Friday, November 14th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. During this time, we will be applying patches that will resolve a newly reported vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows security. A number of services will be briefly unavailable as we work to [...]

Call for Papers: Women's History in the Digital World, May 21-22 2015

Posted November 12, 2014

Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21-22, 2015. We invite individual papers or full panel proposals on women’s and gender history projects with a digital component, [...]

Updated: Wireless Profile Change: College-owned PC Laptops

Posted November 4, 2014

Update: this work was completed at approximately 8:15 a.m.  All College-owned PC laptops should be connecting to the eduroam wireless network.  If yours still seems connected to BrynMawrCollege, please contact the Help Desk. --- At 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, November 4th, all College-owned PC laptops will receive an updated wireless profile. This requires no [...]

Updated: Webmail Intermittent errors at log-in

Posted November 4, 2014

Update:  As of about 10am, this problem has been resolved.  We are continuing to work with the vendor to prevent a recurrence. ___ Email is experiencing intermittent issues this morning. You may see a 504 error when trying to log in. If this occurs, please try again in a few minutes. Once logged in, email [...]

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