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USM Popular Queries - Wed, 2017-04-26 11:00

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - Orono Apr 26, 2017

Outages - Wed, 2017-04-26 07:17
This maintenance has been completed.

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:24 AM, Lucas Wood wrote:

> Where: Orono
> When: Apr 26, 2017 5a
> Expected Duration: 2hrs
> Scope: UMS Sites and Blackhole
>
> Summary:
> We will be migrating L3 links for blackhole, orono4, EMHS VPN, and
> Target Tech.
>
> The following sites will see a brief moment of downtime during the
> maintenance:
>
> Hancock Extension
> Knox Extension
> EMHS PVH VPN
> Target Tech
>
>
>
>
> Networkmaine Contact Info:
> NOC 581-3587
>
> Local/Campus Contact [...]

US:IT Maintenance - Portland April 30, 2017 - media.usm.maine.edu

Outages - Tue, 2017-04-25 14:05
Where: ITS Portland
When: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Scope: The media.usm.maine.edu large file hosting over HTTP service

Summary: The backing server for the media.usm.maine.edu large file
hosting over HTTP service needs some hosting improvements to be
applied to ensure the ongoing quality of the service. These
improvements require the system to be shut down during the time
required to perform the work. [...]

Re: UCB wireless problem

Outages - Tue, 2017-04-25 14:02
Wireless service in Bangor should now be restored as the wireless
controller has been replaced. If you are continuing to have any issues
with wireless service, please contact the NOC for troubleshooting.

Thank you.

UCB wireless problem

Outages - Tue, 2017-04-25 11:43
We are experiencing a wireless outage on the UCB campus (UMA Bangor)
currently, apparently due to a failed wireless controller. Engineers are
currently en route to diagnose and replace if necessary. Further updates
will be provided when available.

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USM Popular Queries - Tue, 2017-04-25 11:00

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - Orono Apr 26, 2017

Outages - Mon, 2017-04-24 09:50
expecting PVH can be decomissioned - being verified

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Jeffrey Letourneau wrote:

> Is emhs pvh VPN actually in use? Perhaps it's just mislabeled and is being
> used for another purpose?
> Jeff
>
> On Apr 24, 2017 9:24 AM, "Lucas Wood" wrote:
>
> > Where: Orono
> > When: Apr 26, 2017 5a
> > Expected Duration: 2hrs
> > Scope: UMS Sites and Blackhole
> >
> > Summary:
> > We will be migrating L3 links for blackhole, orono4, EMHS VPN,
> and
> > [...]

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - Orono Apr 26, 2017

Outages - Mon, 2017-04-24 09:44
Is emhs pvh VPN actually in use? Perhaps it's just mislabeled and is being
used for another purpose?
Jeff

On Apr 24, 2017 9:24 AM, "Lucas Wood" wrote:

> Where: Orono
> When: Apr 26, 2017 5a
> Expected Duration: 2hrs
> Scope: UMS Sites and Blackhole
>
> Summary:
> We will be migrating L3 links for blackhole, orono4, EMHS VPN, and
> Target Tech.
>
> The following sites will see a brief moment of downtime during the
> maintenance:
>
> Hancock Extension
> Knox Extension
> EMHS PVH VPN
> Target Tech
>
>
>
[...]

Networkmaine Maintenance - Orono Apr 26, 2017

Outages - Mon, 2017-04-24 09:24
Where: Orono
When: Apr 26, 2017 5a
Expected Duration: 2hrs
Scope: UMS Sites and Blackhole

Summary:
We will be migrating L3 links for blackhole, orono4, EMHS VPN, and Target Tech.

The following sites will see a brief moment of downtime during the maintenance:

Hancock Extension
Knox Extension
EMHS PVH VPN
Target Tech

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 581-3587

Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
NONE / Unknown at this time

Networkmaine Maintenance - USM Portland - 45+ 47 Exeter Apr 26, 2017

Outages - Mon, 2017-04-24 08:48
Where: USM Portland - 45+ 47 Exeter
When: Apr 26, 2017 5 am
Expected Duration: 2hrs
Scope: Internet and phone connectivity

Summary:
47 and 45 exeter's connections will be brought down to change our fiber path.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 581-3587

Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
NONE / Unknown at this time

Senate continues in controversy

USM Free Press News Feed - Sat, 2017-04-22 15:34

By Dionne Smith and Sara Tewksbury, Staff Writers

On April 21 the USM student senate held their weekly meeting. Senators began the meeting by discussing new systems to be implemented and leadership programs. After one hour of the meeting, students began speaking on the current controversy surrounding the student senate chair, Liam Ginn, and the creation of the new Violations Inquiry Committee (VIC).

Student senators discussed plans for a judicial branch that would act as a form of checks and balances for the SGA, and act as a way of holding the senate accountable for their actions. It would run independently of the SGA, but would work with the SGA when ruling on issues within the senate. Senators approved a motion to begin the drafting process for the judicial branch.

A clause called a “Vote of No Confidence” was also brought up. The clause would allow for a vote to take place to force senators out of the SGA if they aren’t fulfilling their duties.

Once the meeting allowed for non-members to voice their concerns, talk about the VIC was brought up again. The VIC is a private committee that will gather information on different incidents, in this case being the incident with Ginn. The VIC would meet privately and go over the consequences that Ginn could face. It could take up to thirty days.

Senators told students that they want student information to remain private during the violations inquiry process.

“People should be held accountable by the public, but we don’t want to share any confidential information before it needs to be shared,” said Student Body President Humza Khan

Hawraa Rikan, who will be a student senator next year, said she believed that since the issue is involving the student senate chair, the decision making process should involve students. Elizabeth Donato, a USM student, was also opposed to the fact that the VIC is private, including the investigation involving Ginn.

“Are you trying to protect the student senate or are you trying to protect the students and people at USM?” Donato said. “You’re supposed to be allocating funds but you’re allocating hate and discrimination. You should be doing the things that we ask.”

“Senate should be held accountable for everything we do,” said Senator Aaron Piece.

Students in the audiences demanded an apology from Ginn for his statements. They asked that Ginn speak for himself instead of having the senate defend him. The senators tried to motion to move on from the issue twice, but they were voted down during both attempts.

“We can’t make Liam apologize but we can hold him accountable,” Kirkland said.

“It has been made very clear that we don’t have your trust,” said Student Senator Dylan Reynolds. Senators discussed ways to improve the relationship between the student body and student senators.

“Have we failed you guys in that regard? Absolutely,”  said Pierce, discussing concerns of the SGA addressing discrimination.

After the official SGA meeting ended, student senators remained in the room to hold a VIC meeting regarding Ginn’s alleged ableism. After intense discussion that was closed to the public, Ginn was asked to step out of the room while the final verdict was determined.

Muna Adan, the vice chair of the student senate, disclosed the student senate’s decision to Ginn. According to Adan, Ginn will face a one week suspension without pay, complete mandatory sensitivity training with the Disability Services Department and issue a public apology. Ginn is expected to publicly apologize at the student senate meeting in 166 Upton Hastings in Gorham on April 28. The public apology is solely for the comments Ginn made about individuals with disabilities. Other issues and comments made by Ginn will be addressed in the future by another VIC.

LePage’s town hall meeting disrupted by protesters

USM Free Press News Feed - Sat, 2017-04-22 15:32

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer

In Hannaford Hall on Tuesday, April 18, Gov. Paul LePage addressed an audience of USM students, faculty and staff and community members. LePage focused on three main topics: tax policy, budget, energy policy and welfare reform.

He was invited by the USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Ben Bussiere, the chairman for YAF, introduced the governor before his talk. This event took a similar turn to a recent event hosted by YAF, when Rep. Larry Lockman spoke at USM.

Ten minutes into the event, an audience member stood up in the crowd, yelling profanities at LePage. This man was asked to leave by USM faculty and campus police who were in attendance, including Dean of Students David McKenzie. The Portland Police Department were also present at the event. Audience members were asked to leave if they were considered to be disruptive and were not allowed back in.

President Glenn Cummings issued a statement over email to the entire student body, urging LePage’s critics to practice “peaceful protests” and to challenge his positions during the Q&A portion of the event.

“Denying the Governor his right to speak, or denying others their right to hear what he has to say, is not free speech, runs counter to our student code of conduct and flies in the face of a core USM principle that hearing differing points of view sharpens our own critical thinking,” Cummings wrote.

Cummings wishes, however, did not come true. LePage was interrupted during his talk over a dozen times by people sitting in the audience, including USM students and community members. While some shouted profanities and spoke negatively about LePage, others brought up questions about policy choices and budgets.

People in the audience also stood up in unison chanting “Black Lives Matter.” The woman who began the first chant also said that she and her fellow protestors are committed to ending white supremacy.  

While LePage stayed mostly reserved while protestors spoke, he sometimes gave quick responses to their statements.

“All lives matter,” said LePage in response to their chants.

“All lives can’t matter until Black lives matter in this country,” said another woman who stood up in the crowd.

Many of the protesters focused on accusations of LePage being racist. Some referred to a well known quote that LePage said at a town hall meeting in January 2016:

“There are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty…they come from Connecticut and New York…they sell their heroin, they go back home… half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave…”

One of the protestors of LePage’s event, Brian Ferguson, a USM alumni, felt that LePage’s words and policies prove that he is a racist and white supremacist.

“His own words speak for [themselves], but his policy positions really send the message,” Ferguson said.

There are some students who disagree. This  includes Bussiere, who was involved in getting LePage to come speak at USM.

“My question for them is, where is their evidence that he’s a white supremacist?” Bussiere asked. “This is a narrative that is pushed by the far left, to paint whites and white conservatives as the enemy. They want to shame people for their love for their country or for being white.”

Alex Shaffer, a student from the USM chapter of the College Republicans said that LePage has not shown evidence of being racist.

“I have not seen him demonstrate any signs of white supremacy,” Shaffer said. “I’ve seen him treat everybody equally.”

LePage’s event only lasted around an hour. As it came to an end, LePage thanked the crowd and ended by saying that despite all of the commotion, he had survived.

As people left the auditorium, approximately 25 students stood outside on the sidewalk in peaceful protest, holding signs and continuing to chant “Black Lives Matter.” They also chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Paul LePage has got to go,” and “You’re a racist, Paul LePage, get your ass off the stage.”

Some of the protesters included members of the student group Students for USM’s Future, who were against LePage speaking at USM.

“The university would rather threaten removal by police to anyone who disrupts than acknowledge the violence in allowing LePage to speak in the first place,” USM’s Future wrote on their Facebook page.

Overall, Bussiere stated that he felt the event went better than the Lockman event.

Climate change affects Maine market

USM Free Press News Feed - Sat, 2017-04-22 15:23

By: Heather Roberts, Staff Writer

The early arrival of spring may be a relief to the people of Portland, but for scientists, early spring means a rapidly changing ecosystem. According to the National Weather Service, in 2016, the average temperature in Portland was 48.4 degrees Fahrenheit, which was as high as 2012.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Andrew Pershing and USM’s Karen Wilson observed that the change in Maine’s temperature affected Maine’s lobster, cod and herring populations, which have influenced the Maine market. Both scientists noted the change in Maine’s temperature in 2012 and its effect on life.

“In 2012, we had temperatures throughout the year where we were almost three degrees Celsius above normal,” said Pershing. “So that would work out to almost five degrees Fahrenheit above normal on any given day of the year.”

The change in temperature affected river herring spawning. Wilson said that, in 2012, at a spawning site, herring were aware of the temperature change because they arrived four weeks early.

According to Pershing, the lobster in 2012 mated a month early. The increase of lobster lowered the market price. Although lobstermen caught a lot of product, they made less money compared to 2011.

Between 2004 and 2013, the Maine cod market also suffered. Pershing said that the temperature increase reduced the cod population before fisheries could adjust their quotas. He added that the fisheries later realized the quotas were set too high.

Warming temperatures may decrease cod food sources such as river herring, especially during spawning. These herring spawn in May and leave between July and October. Wilson reasoned that despite the changing climate, river herring are highly adaptive, but because of droughts the fish can’t get to spawning sites or out to the ocean.

“Last summer we had a drought starting in July that lasted to October. There was not enough water going over the dam,” Wilson said. “People kept reporting that the adults were still in the lake. They stayed in the lake and it wasn’t until October when we had the first rains that the fish started to leave.”

Temperature change may have an impact on river herring travel. Wilson added that warmer temperatures may bring the river herring’s sister species, the blue herring, north. Other southern species may also travel to Maine waters.  According to Pershing, Humboldt squid and striped bass are likely arrivals.

“In 2016, we had a year as warm as 2012,” Pershing said. “In many ways, the landing and fisheries played out very similarly to what they did in 2012.”

Pershing explained that, because of what occurred in 2012, markets adapted to the overproduction of lobster. By learning and adapting to Maine’s temperature change, fisheries can avoid overfishing, high quotas and economic setbacks.  

In Portland on Saturday, April 22nd, an estimated 1,000 people gathered downtown for the March for Science in response to Trump’s cuts to the EPA and National Parks, as well as to show support for scientific research surrounding climate change. Other marches took place around the country.

USM’s role in the North Atlantic region continues to grow

USM Free Press News Feed - Sat, 2017-04-22 15:16

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer

The Maine Economic Improvement Fund at USM (MEIF@USM) is currently working hard to increase and improve Maine’s relationship with the North Atlantic region.

In 1997, USM received a portion of the MEIF, a fund that was established by the state legislature to spearhead research projects. The initial value of the fund was $482,000, roughly one quarter of the University of Maine System’s total MEIF allocation from the state legislature.

“None of [the projects] are really possible through [USM’s] own funds,” said Glenn Cummings, president of USM. “We just don’t have enough money in our reserves to be able to spend this kind of money in terms of developing our partnership.”

Each year, money is set aside by the state legislature to support the MEIF, which, in turn, supports the growth and development of seven target areas: biotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology, composite materials technology, environmental technology, advanced technologies for forestry and agriculture, information technology and precision manufacturing technology.

MEIF@USM is focused on funding initiatives that have significant economic development impacts, fit community needs, produce measurable workforce development outcomes and are focused on one of the MEIF target areas. Due to the focus of science and technology courses at UMO, the majority of the MEIF goes to Orono.

“The emphasis is more at UMO than USM, but we do get about 20 percent of the allocation,” said Terry Shehata, MEIF Coordinator. “We started to invest in initiatives that made sense for USM, primarily to provide our students with international exposure so they can become globally competent. More and more companies want to hire folks with a better appreciation for the global economy and cultural awareness.”

According to the MEIF@USM Strategic Framework for fiscal years 2017 to 2021, initiatives and projects that are results of the program share a common goal: “To strengthen USM’s research and workforce development capacities in strategic areas that are responsive to the needs of one or more businesses and industries in the seven MEIF technology areas and/or support ecosystems.”

Cummings said that the allocation USM receives is used to help foster the interest of the next generation of USM students in the North Atlantic region. Current projects within the North Atlantic Initiative that USM is working on are intricate and interdisciplinary. One of the most well known programs is the partnership between USM and Reykjavik University (RU), which, spearheaded in 2015, is finally allowing USM student participation this summer.

In June, a trip of 15 matriculated students will travel to Iceland with the USM Honors Department with funding from both MEIF and an endowment from a private donor. The rising sophomore honors students will spend four weeks on the island participating a semester-long honors seminar course. The cost of the trip for participants could be as low as zero.

“Students have to procure their own passport, so that’s the only potential cost, but all the travel, food, lodging and transportation are paid for by the honors program. The honors program is also paying their tuition,” said Rebecca Nisetich, the director of the Honors Program.

Not only will honors students experience international travel during summer 2017, but students also enrolled in an ethics lab course or a tourism and hospitality course will travel to Iceland. The Tourism and Hospitality Department is offering the travel course to the public as well as USM students. With plans to transfer to USM next spring and expand her studies in the tourism industry, SMCC student Alysa Grindlinger will be among those traveling to the North Atlantic in June.

“I’m really enjoying this partnership,” Grindlinger said, in reference to the USM-RU alliance. “It’s giving me a lot of opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise. The value of the real world experience that I’ll be getting is fairly balanced with the cost of the course.”

Students who do not travel with the honors program are not able to take advantage of grant money, as it was designated for students with high GPAs.

Internships, research opportunities and innovative projects are just some of the additional benefits MEIF@USM has been able to provide to students and faculty members. However, the impact the entire MEIF@USM and North Atlantic Initiative have on the community surpasses the benefit for the USM community.

By creating opportunities for coalition work between businesses, such as EIMSKIP, research institutions and academic institutions throughout the North Atlantic, connections and relationships have been established.

“USM and RU are two small, isolated communities that have had the opportunity to network and gain knowledge of other communities,” said RU’s president, Ari Jonsson, at a formal event during an RU visit to USM on March 17. “It would have been impossible to have connected RU to the United States without a partner.”

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USM Popular Queries - Fri, 2017-04-21 11:00

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USM Popular Queries - Thu, 2017-04-20 17:00

Networkmaine Maintenance - ITS Orono Apr 23, 2017

Outages - Thu, 2017-04-20 13:26
Where: ITS Orono
When: Apr 23, 2017 6AM
Expected Duration: 3hrs
Scope: MSLN mail server (mail.msln.net)

Summary:
We are replacing the MSLN Mail server with an up to date VM running CentOS 7. During the upgrade, mail.msln.net will not be available. This means tha IMAP/POP and web mail hosted by Network Maine for MSLN sites will not be available. [...]

Re: US:IT Maintenance - Orono April 23rd, 2017 - CAS & Shibboleth System Updates

Outages - Wed, 2017-04-19 13:21
This work will have to be rescheduled due to work scheduled by our
networking group which has a higher priority.

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Drew Northup wrote:
> Where: ITS Orono
> When: 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
> Expected Duration: Downtime less than 20 minutes, most likely around
> 6:30 AM, but earlier if at all possible.
>
> Summary: Apply core system software updates requiring a reboot.
>
> Scope: All services using CAS and Shibboleth for SSO, including but
> not limited to the following.
>
> MyCampus Portals, some Library web [...]

US:IT Maintenance - Orono April 23rd, 2017 - CAS & Shibboleth System Updates

Outages - Wed, 2017-04-19 10:08
Where: ITS Orono
When: 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Expected Duration: Downtime less than 20 minutes, most likely around
6:30 AM, but earlier if at all possible.

Summary: Apply core system software updates requiring a reboot.

Scope: All services using CAS and Shibboleth for SSO, including but
not limited to the following.

MyCampus Portals, some Library web applications (UM and state-wide),
Google Apps, System-wide support desk Ticket Submission form, IWMS,
Request Tracker, NOC Apps, Mailwatch, InCommon Service Providers not
otherwise listed, DCIM, HireTouch (for all campuses), FluidReview,
Blackboard, EAB, Video Conference Reservation System, eXplorance Blue,
US:IT Splunk, JIRA / Confluence [...]

Networkmaine Maintenance - USM - Portland - Various buildings Apr 23, 2017

Outages - Wed, 2017-04-19 09:48
Where: USM - Portland - Various buildings
When: Apr 23, 2017 7am
Expected Duration: 3hrs
Scope: Loss of connectivity for several buildings

Summary:
Switches need upgrades and slight maintenance in the following buildings:
Wishcamper,25bedford, Law, 92 and 94 bedford.

These upgrades/modifications will cause the majority of Exeter street buildings, Bedford street buildings, and 25 bedford to lose connectivity during this period. Expected downtime should be less than 1hr. [...]

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