The Daily Eastern News

My new phone is taking over my life

Megan Keane, Columnist

March 12, 2020

I had the opportunity to upgrade my iPhone SE to an iPhone 8+, and can I be the first to say I shouldn’t have done this. I am sure my suitemate has thought it a bunch in the last couple weeks, but I will be the first to say it: This was a bad decision. A terrible, horrible decision. I’m absolutely...

Open sessions for Lumpkin College dean to start Thursday

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

Open sessions start Thursday for the dean of Lumpkin College of Business and Technology candidate search. Three candidates will be brought to campus starting with Stevie Watson, the former dean of business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. Watson’s open session is from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Thursday in t...

BOT to hear proposal about implementing virtual machines, upgrading Wi-Fi

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

Eastern is hitting the technology refresh button by introducing a proposal to implement virtual machines or virtual desktops across campus. The proposal, a roughly $860,000 initiative that includes upgrading Wi-Fi to be more compatible with the 10 gigabyte backbone Eastern now has and adding close to 300 co...

Faculty Senate talks virtual desktops, thin clients

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

The Faculty Senate discussed the possibility of implementing virtual desktops in areas across campus including academic departments and administration offices, with some exceptions. Joshua Awalt, the interim assistant vice president of Information Technology Services, presented to the Faculty Senate and ...

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Joshua Awalt is the interim associate V.P for Information Technology Services. He said his department is working hard to prepare for the campus-wide switch from Banner 8 to Banner 9, dealing with academic partnership, the WiFi on campus and more.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 9, 2018

The Faculty Senate looked at the possibility of creating another “vitalization” group at its Tuesday meeting. Institutional repository librarian Todd Bruns, who is currently on the Workgroup Review Committee, brought up the idea of making a group that could create its own recommendations for the...

Faculty Senate to hear about technology Tuesday

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 8, 2018

With a new year rolling in, Eastern’s Faculty Senate has overarching themes that will continue to play an important role in meetings throughout the next semester. Its meeting on Tuesday will include a discussion with Joshua Awalt, the interim associate vice president for Information Technology Services,...

Column: Ditch passwords, use passphrases

Beluchukwu Ebede, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016

As common as they are, passwords are like your fingerprint. Still, hear it again: Your password is your personal key to your accounts, be it online or local. That means it should be guarded with utmost jealousy. Well, this is common knowledge. A password should be made up of at least 8 character...

Workgroup no.2 talks data, reorganization,  reclassification

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 8, 2016

Workgroup no.2, which focuses on university technology, talked about ways to retain and recruit technology employees and the data they still need at their meeting Monday.  The group is thinking about reclassifying some individuals as a way to attract new talent to Eastern.  Biological sciences professor Bill...

Cybersecurity cracks new program list for Fall 2017

Meka Al Taqi-Brown, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2016

  Along with the other 36 graduate programs and 10 graduate certificate programs, cybersecurity will be added to the list of new programs starting in the 2017 fall semester. Cybersecurity will be part of the graduate program, collaborated with the Schools of Business and of Technology in the...

University technology workgroup discusses redundancies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 10, 2016

Getting data on what software and technological programs could be improved, made more efficient, consolidated, or outsourced was discussed at Workgroup no. 2’s meeting on Monday. Workgroup no. 2 is the subcommittee in the vitalization project that focuses on university technology. Biology...

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