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Apple computer source of Wi-Fi woes

Apple computer source of Wi-Fi woes

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 16, 2019

Multiple Wi-Fi issues have affected campus within the last few weeks and it's all because of a sleeping Apple. The root of the problem is a rare combination when an Apple Mac is on the university’s network and goes to sleep, causing it to reconfigure the way the network works according to Chief...

Added authorization coming to myUSI portal

Added authorization coming to myUSI portal

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 25, 2018

It may soon become more difficult for hackers to gain access to students emails. A multifactor or dual factor authorization process is being developed for the university's myUSI login portal, but could be years out. “That’s a process where when you go to log on it will probably trigger your pho...

Chief Information Officer: worst year ever for phishing emails

Chief Information Officer: worst year ever for phishing emails

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

Photo Illustration by Megan Thorne Phishing emails have been sent out across the university to thousands of accounts, now officials are warning that the danger is not over. “This is the worst year we have ever seen,” Chief Information Officer Richard Toeniskoetter said. “It comes down to th...

Three Employees Promoted

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 11, 2017

University President Linda Bennett announced the promotion of three administrative staff members at the spring semester faculty meeting Jan. 4. The changes will go into effect Feb. 1. President of the USI Foundation David Bower has been promoted to vice president of development while continuing to...

MyUSI failure leads to premature authentication system

James Vaughn

November 10, 2013

Frustration flooded campus Wednesday morning when students and faculty realized myUSI was down, including Blackboard and Self-Service. Students who were trying to register for classes could not, and faculty who had advising appointments had to reschedule. Sun LDAP, the university’s main authentication...

Students experience Wi-Fi problems after $300,000 switch

Bobby Shipman

October 8, 2013

Some students still experience errors in USI’s Wi-Fi after a vendor switch. After three years of headaches and frustration resulting from USI’s previous wireless Internet vendor, Enterasys, the university converted to Cisco, a wireless provider that cost the university between $300,000 and $350,000. “We...

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