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USM Popular Queries - Thu, 2017-02-02 02:00

US:IT Maintenance - Orono Feb 5th, 2017 - CAS SSO BUGFIX

Outages - Wed, 2017-02-01 16:40
Where: ITS Orono
When: 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Expected Duration: Downtime less than 15 minutes, most likely around
6:30 AM, but earlier if at all possible.

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 [...]

learning commons

USM Popular Queries - Tue, 2017-01-31 20:00

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - Orono Data Center Jan 29, 2017

Outages - Sun, 2017-01-29 06:46
This maintenance has been completed without incident.

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:18 AM, Ray Soucy wrote:
> Where: Orono Data Center
> When: Jan 29, 2017 0600
> Expected Duration: 1hr
> Scope: External Connectivity to Data Center
>
> Summary:
>
> Fiber work on links to Orono Data Center. No service disruption is expected, however redundancy will be diminished during maintenance.
>
> Networkmaine Contact Info:
> NOC 561-3587
>
> Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
> NONE / Unknown at this time

Networkmaine Maintenance - UMFK **EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE** Jan 29, 2017

Outages - Fri, 2017-01-27 15:44
Where: UMFK **EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE**
When: Jan 29, 2017 6:00AM
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: UMFK Wireless

Summary:
To mitigate an IP address assignment issue, the IP space for wireless client VLAN 26 will be moved to VLAN 650 such that all wireless clients reside within VLAN 650.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 561-3587

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

tutoring

USM Popular Queries - Fri, 2017-01-27 00:00

closings

USM Popular Queries - Thu, 2017-01-26 02:00

my usm

USM Popular Queries - Thu, 2017-01-26 02:00

provost

USM Popular Queries - Thu, 2017-01-26 02:00

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - USM - Wishcamper Jan 25, 2017

Outages - Wed, 2017-01-25 06:13
This maintenance has been completed. Connectivity has been restored.

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 3:20 PM, Steven DeProfio wrote:

> Where: USM - Wishcamper
> When: Jan 25, 2017 6 AM
> Expected Duration: 1/2hr
> Scope: 2nd floor Wishcamper internet connectivity
>
> Summary:
> A switch supplying network connectivity to the second floor of
> wishcamper needs to be rebooted, this will cause roughly 10-30 minutes of
> downtime.
>
> Networkmaine Contact Info:
> NOC 561-3587
>
> Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
> NONE / Unknown at this time
>

student email

USM Popular Queries - Tue, 2017-01-24 12:00

Networkmaine Maintenance - Orono Data Center Jan 29, 2017

Outages - Tue, 2017-01-24 11:18
Where: Orono Data Center
When: Jan 29, 2017 0600
Expected Duration: 1hr
Scope: External Connectivity to Data Center

Summary:

Fiber work on links to Orono Data Center. No service disruption is expected, however redundancy will be diminished during maintenance.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 561-3587

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

electronic reserve

USM Popular Queries - Mon, 2017-01-23 20:00

Networkmaine Maintenance - USM - Wishcamper Jan 25, 2017

Outages - Mon, 2017-01-23 15:20
Where: USM - Wishcamper
When: Jan 25, 2017 6 AM
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: 2nd floor Wishcamper internet connectivity

Summary:
A switch supplying network connectivity to the second floor of wishcamper needs to be rebooted, this will cause roughly 10-30 minutes of downtime.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 561-3587

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

Networkmaine Maintenance - USM - Exeter st and 228 deering Jan 25, 2017

Outages - Mon, 2017-01-23 10:09
Where: USM - Exeter st and 228 deering
When: Jan 25, 2017 6 AM
Expected Duration: 1hr
Scope: Internet Connectivity for Exeter st and 228 deering buildings

Summary:
Uplinks for Exeter St buildings and 228 deering will be migrated to new equipment.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 561-3587

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

Student Government strives for transparency, although confusion around process still stands

USM Free Press News Feed - Sun, 2017-01-22 20:35

By Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer

The USM Student Government Association (SGA) is determined to hit the ground running and work hard in the coming months of the 2017 semester, though not without challenges. The enthusiasm among the members of the SGA is met with low interest among nonparticipating undergraduate students. Even more, most students who have no ties to the SGA have no knowledge of what the function of the group is—and generally do not care.

Some students on the Portland campus went said they felt that the students who care enough to participate in the SGA should be trusted to do their jobs well and without question. However, without the participation of outsiders, who are not affiliated with the SGA, students allow for a complete allocation of power to a small group of students.

The Student Senate, the Student Body President, the Student Body Vice President and the student cabinet comprise the SGA, whose purpose is to act as a board of representatives for the students of USM and advocate for student issues and interests. Commuters, residents and at-large students sit on the SGA, and currently, there are vacant senate seats that still need to be filled.

In November 2016, scandal rocked the student senate when a student wrote offensive anti-Islamic graffiti on surfaces in the office.  Though the student was not a member of the group, some Student Senators did not react appropriately to the incident and were eventually asked to resign. An emotionally charged meeting followed the incident and cast the SGA in a negative light.

Due to the graffiti incident and the attempt to cover it up by some of the Senators, the question of the SGA’s transparency has been raised. Students and faculty have questioned the openness of the organization and whether or not the SGA engages in practices that exclude members of the USM community. Last minute changes to the location and time of meetings, for instance, in the fall semester made people skeptical about how much non-SGA student participation is truly wanted by current members of the SGA.

In an attempt to make more students aware of meeting times, at the beginning of the 2017 semester, the SGA published a list of meeting dates, times and locations on both its USM affiliated website and Facebook page, USM Student Government.

Another question that has been raised is the availability of information from and access to students affiliated with the SGA. Most of this confusion comes from non-SGA students not being aware of where to find information they are looking for. Not only is information about what the SGA is currently working on readily available on its Facebook page, but also each Student Senator is required to have office hours each week, in an attempt to promote better relations with non-SGA students.

On top of that, Student Body President Muhammad “Humza” Khan is working to ensure that there is a free and steady flow of information to students. Through Facebook and Twitter, Khan communicates about upcoming events and updates. Partnering with WMPG and Gorham Community Cable Access Television Channel, Khan produces bi-weekly updates, called Cabinet’s Corner, on his work as Student Body President and the work of the SGA. Archives and up-to-date recordings can be found easily on both SoundCloud and YouTube.

Though the social media accounts for the SGA are kept up to date and meant to aid the SGA in maintaining transparency, the USM website for the SGA does not provide current information. Documents related to the SGA, such as its constitution, can be found on the website. However, the list of members is outdated and inaccurate. The Google Drive that houses minutes from SGA meetings and documents are also outdated, as minutes can be found for meetings as current as September 2016, but none after that.

 

At the Student Senate’s first meeting of 2017, held on Jan. 20, where attendance from individuals outside of the SGA was nonexistent, The tight group of SGA students worked together to discuss the business of the day and future meetings. Among the issues discussed, the first was the business of interviewing and voting on the admittance of two new senators, Dylan Reynolds and Hamdi Ahmed.

Advocating for her acceptance to the student senate, Ahmed said she wants to be able to “encourage respect among all students, regardless of their backgrounds.” Though she was hopeful for the future, she did bring up why she had not applied to the Senate before: because of a fear of underrepresentation and lack of inclusion among previous Senators.

During the dialogue, current Senator Fatuma Awale spoke to Ahmed’s concerns, saying that just because Ahmed felt comfortable to join the group now “that does not mean that those negative parts of the senate are completely gone.”

Among other issues brought up at the meeting was the Board of Student Organization’s (BSO) participation in the SGA. According to the SGA’s constitution, BSO members are required to appear at student senate meetings. However, they have not been fulfilling that requirement.

During the meeting, Student Body Vice President Madison Raymond commented, “The BSO has failed to show up to a majority of meetings. If they fail to continue to appear, we should consider changing the structure of the constitution because they are technically under us.”

The SGA has a lot of ground to cover to change the USM community’s perception of the organization o, but the members of the organization are prepared to work to dismantle that negative perception and to become more inclusive. Though they encourage other students to attend the meetings and have an active participation in the group, it will be up to students to decide what outside involvement looks like.

The implications of eliminating Obamacare

USM Free Press News Feed - Sun, 2017-01-22 20:34

Last Friday, President Donald Trump signed his first executive order, which included a set of instructions for the federal government to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This decision, which was a staple of his 2016 Republican Presidential campaign, has become a large topic of debate and discussion across the United States.

In light of recent events, many USM students stated that the repeal of Obamacare would be a dangerous first move by Trump. Yet, in order to grasp a better understanding of the topic at hand, it is important to look at both the pros and cons of Obamacare, as well as analyze the implications of repealing and replacing it.

Currently, the executive order signed by Trump doesn’t necessarily change anything, but it does shed light on his determination to follow-up on his campaign promise to eliminate what he considers “the burdens of Obamacare.” The current health care law includes various legal requirements and has provided billions of dollars in health coverage to millions of Americans. The dismantling of Obamacare, then, cannot be repealed with an act of Congress.

According to the Obamacare Facts website, which lists the various pros and cons of Obamacare, as well as updates on Trump’s repeal process, tens of millions of uninsured people gained access to affordable and high-quality health insurance because of Obamacare’s expansion.

The site goes on to explain that, while the repeal of Obamacare is certain and the Republican process has already begun, there is still no official replacement on the table for discussion. Last week, Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway stated that Republicans plan to turn control of Medicaid over to the states as part of the replacement plan, but this decision doesn’t come without controversy.

According to an article by the Bangor Daily News (BDN) published on Jan. 22, the Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured from 41 million to 29 million, including 22,000 in Maine, since it was passed in 2010. To eliminate this health policy writes BDN staff writer Nick Sambides, which would lead to an annual loss of $300 million dollars per year, and could cause an “utter collapse of the hospital system in Maine” if the replacement isn’t “reasonable.”

“What is [Trump] going to replace Obamacare with, and how?” stated Aaron Nielson, a senior media studies major at USM. “It seems to be  less about the people and more about asserting power and tarnishing the former administration’s legacy.” Nielson further explained that, while the process is complicated, healthcare for the masses seems like a step in the right direction for the United States.

However, Obamacare doesn’t come without its flaws, as many insurance premiums have skyrocketed since the inception of the healthcare plan. But that doesn’t mean a repeal process will make the costs go down. An article published by CNN in early January writes that the repeal process of Obamacare alone will potentially cost $350 billion over the next ten years.

Student Body President Humza Khan stressed that Trump’s plan for repealing the Affordable Care Act seems to be motivated by the desire to erase Obama’s legacy. He stated that this decision is not an attempt to reduce the cost of healthcare, and to repeal and replace will be detrimental to the millions of people who currently rely on it.

“This futile attempt to erase President Obama’s legacy is really not something the President should be focusing on. There are many issues that Americans are facing that need his attention,” Khan said. “On the other hand, Republicans should focus on how to fix or improve upon the current legislation and not attempt to strip millions of Americans of their healthcare. Improving the current legislation is better than removing and then replacing.”

According to an editorial published by the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, the proposal currently being discussed by the GOP would “eliminate the requirement that insurers offer comprehensive policies,” which would result in insurers having the ability to “sell cheaper plans that exclude the coverage of costly treatments,” such as maternity care or serious surgeries. Costs of treatments, then, would be pushed on the people who desperately need them, but cannot afford them.

“The incoming administration is very dangerous for not only women but for people of color, the LGBTQ community, Muslims, immigrants and people with disabilities,” said Samantha Torr, a sophomore women and gender studies major. “Putting healthcare on the line without any sort of replacement is extremely irresponsible and dangerous for a lot of people. Organizations that are federally funded, such as Planned Parenthood, are necessary for many folks to have safe and accessible health care.”

As of Sunday, Jan. 22, Conway stated in an interview broadcast that health care coverage will continue to be provided after Obamacare is repealed.

“This is something that Donald Trump can do in pretty short order. And people instead of being, you know, reflexively negative and congenitally — critical should really stop and look at the difference he can make for many people,” she stated.

What is that difference President Trump can make, one may ask? Only time will tell.

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - USM Law Building**EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE** Jan 22, 2017

Outages - Sun, 2017-01-22 09:47
This maintenance has been completed.

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 8:15 AM, Steven DeProfio wrote:

> Where: USM Law Building**EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE**
> When: Jan 22, 2017 7 AM
> Expected Duration: 3hrs
> Scope: Internet Access in Law, Exeter st and Deering st buildings.
>
> Summary:
> The UPS supplying power to our switches has a bad battery and
> needs to be removed. This will cause the internet connections for the
> Exeter st, Deering st and Law building to go down.
>
>
> Networkmaine Contact Info:
> NOC 561-3587
>
> Local/Campus Contact Info [...]

sodexo

USM Popular Queries - Sat, 2017-01-21 10:00

deans list

USM Popular Queries - Fri, 2017-01-20 14:00

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