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'Announcements' Archive

Mac Users: OS X 10.10 Yosemite and your College Computer

Posted October 21, 2014

Apple has just released the newest version of OS X with many new fixes and features, and as with 10.9 (Mavericks) they have made the upgrade available from the Mac App Store free of charge. Since this released only yesterday, we have not had time to fully assess this release. At this time we are [...]

Secure Your Device Clinic: 10/30 noon-1pm in the Campus Center

Posted October 21, 2014

About 3.1 million smartphones were reported stolen in the US in 2013. Based on the victims surveyed, only 36% set a screen lock for their device. What precautions do YOU take to secure your devices in the event of theft or unexpected data loss? Stop by the Campus Center with your devices for the [...]

Cyber Ninja Challenge: Round 2 Begins Today!

Posted October 20, 2014

Today marks the beginning of Round 2 of the Cyber Ninja Challenge, BMC’s campus-wide quiz competition on Information Security-related topics.   For official rules and to take the second quiz, visit Round 2 ends at midnight on 10/26, so make sure you take the quiz before then!   Earn 5 additional points for you and your team [...]

Campus Email Listserves (Mailman) Maintenance 10/17 2-10pm

Posted October 16, 2014

On Friday, October 17th from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., we will be performing maintenance on the email listserv server, which houses campus email lists such as, staff, faculty, campus-security, the undergraduate and graduate class lists, etc.  A full list is available at During this outage, messages sent to mailing lists will not be delivered [...] unavailable 10/16 9pm-1am

Posted October 14, 2014 will be unavailable on Thursday, October 16th from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.  Bryn Mawr and Haverford will be updating the underlying service during this time. Contact the Help Desk with questions, or 610-526-7440.

Connect to eduroam secure wireless network

Posted October 8, 2014

On October 20th, Information Services will permanently remove BrynMawrCollege wireless network from the residence halls, leaving only BrynMawrGuest and eduroam. Campus-wide, the BrynMawrGuest wireless network will be renamed to BrynMawrGuest-Fall2014. Going forward, the name of the guest network will be changed 3 times a year (Fall, Spring, Summer). To encourage residential students to switch to [...]

Triarte Unavailable 10/11 at 3pm

Posted October 7, 2014

Triarte, the Tri-College Library Art and Artifacts database, will be unavailable on Friday, October 11th beginning at 3:00 p.m. Information Services will be upgrading the system during this time. Contact Marianne Weldon, with any questions.

Tech Talks are Back by Popular Demand!

Posted October 6, 2014

Tech Talks are triweekly lunchtime presentations and conversations around technology-related topics of interest to faculty, staff and graduate students. This year we will be meeting in Campus Center 200 due to Haffner renovations. Lunch will be provided if you register at least 24 hours in advance or you can bring your own. We meet from [...]

The Cyber Ninja Challenge Begins Today!

Posted October 6, 2014

Take strides towards creating a safer digital space at the College by participating in the Cyber Ninja Challenge, a campus-wide quiz competition based on Information Security topics. Take the first of three quizzes today! Prove that your team is the strongest link in the BMC Cyber Defense chain Win $25 in OneCard Campus Cash if you finish in the top [...]

Explore Materials from BMC’s Archives & Manuscript Collections at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 10/22!

Posted October 6, 2014

Women have played a significant role throughout history in the development of technology as both designers and users; however, their participation is often elided by the historical record. We have the power to bring attention to their contributions (while becoming more tech savvy ourselves) by adding information about their achievements to Wikipedia! In honor of American [...]

Contribute to Bryn Mawr’s Institutional Memory at Personal Digital Archiving Day 10/23!

Posted October 6, 2014

Join Information Services and SGA for Personal Digital Archiving Day on October 23rd from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Canaday 205. Increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer material, they’re digital and they are dependent on technology to make them accessible. As new technology emerges and current technology becomes obsolete, we need to [...]

Brief Wireless Authentication Outage beginning at 12 noon

Posted October 1, 2014

Our Wireless Authentication Server will be out of service for a few minutes starting at approximately noon today in order to apply a critical patch. The wireless network will still be up during this time. Most individuals will not lose connection to wireless.  Those trying to connect to eduroam or Bryn Mawr College during this [...]

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