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Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - UM Apr 16, 2017

Outages - Sun, 2017-04-16 08:04
Completed, continuing to monitor for additional link flaps.

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 7:40 PM, Jason McDonald wrote:

> Where: UM
> When: Apr 16, 2017 5:00AM
> Expected Duration: 3hrs
> Scope: Neville Hall
>
> Summary:
> Swapping an optical module in the Neville IDF will result in less
> than a minute of downtime for some classrooms and offices. It will then be
> monitored for three hours. Extra steps may be taken if instability remains.
>
> Networkmaine Contact Info:
> NOC 581-3587
>
> Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
> [...]

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Networkmaine Maintenance - UM Apr 16, 2017

Outages - Wed, 2017-04-12 19:40
Where: UM
When: Apr 16, 2017 5:00AM
Expected Duration: 3hrs
Scope: Neville Hall

Summary:
Swapping an optical module in the Neville IDF will result in less than a minute of downtime for some classrooms and offices. It will then be monitored for three hours. Extra steps may be taken if instability remains.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 581-3587 [...]

Students call for resignation of student senate chair

USM Free Press News Feed - Tue, 2017-04-11 12:39

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff

For most of the student senate meeting on Friday, April 7, business ran as usual. There were guest speakers present, various campus committees that spoke about their projects and discussions about budgets.  However, throughout the meeting a group of roughly 15 students gathered in the back corner of the lecture hall in Payson Smith. At the point where concerns were allowed to be brought forward, several students began to speak. They were directing their comments toward Student Senate Chair Liam Ginn. Ginn was accused of making an Islamophobic comment to a Muslim student. Iris SanGiovanni, a senior political science major, began the discussion.

“You told a young muslim woman that she could not be a feminist because of the hijab that she wears,” SanGiovanni said. “You consider yourself an ally to the Muslim community, yet you talk to an individual student in such a way.”

In her statement, SanGiovanni brought up other instances when Ginn allegedly discriminated against the same Muslim student.

“The very weekend that comment was made,” she began, “there was a policy created that the Student Senate Office would only be used as a place of business, and that this same student that you directed those words would not allowed in there.”

During the meeting several students were trying to talk at once, to the point where their concerns could not be heard. Rodney Mondor, the director of Transitional Programs at USM, asked students to express their concerns in the format that the student senate traditionally uses.

“There is a process for the order of concerns here,” Mondor stated. “Concerns are first brought forward, [and then] the senators will address those concerns and then report back at the next meeting.”

Student Senator Fadumo Awale responded to claims that the senate is not doing anything about Ginn’s comments and stated that three violation inquiry committees have been filed against Ginn.

“We are processing these at the moment. We are working on it and have formed a committee to work on investigating it,” Fadumo said. “We are doing something about it. We’re not just sitting and watching these things happening.”

A violation inquiry committee is made up of six members of the senate, who are remaining anonymous. Senator Jeffrey Ahlquist, the chair of the Finance Committee, explained how his committee will handle the concerns.

“A group of people will gather all of the information, ask both parties involved questions, come up with a ruling and make a recommendation for discipline,” Ahlquist stated.

SanGiovanni asked if there was a call for Ginn to resign.

“We cannot ask someone to resign without [a] proper investigation,” Awale responded.

“Why can’t he speak for himself? He should say something,” asked Mariana Angelo, another student in the audience.

Awale responded by saying there is a process for addressing concerns within the senate. She stated that Ginn does not have to answer right away. The senate is given the week to address the concern and will respond to the concern at the following meeting.

Shouting began at that point and Ginn declared that the meeting was adjourned. The audience responded to his action in an uproar. SanGiovanni chanted “Liam needs to go.”

The students that were there repeatedly asked Ginn to say something about the comments he made.

“Now you’re in a room full of people and you’ve got nothing to say,” Angelo said. “Liam isn’t saying anything because he can’t take accountability. We’re giving him concerns and he has the audacity to adjourn the meeting.”

Angelo then addressed the vice chair of student senate, Muna Adan.

“Muna is not even trying to hold him accountable,” Angelo said. “You are a Muslim woman and you are still trying to support him.”

At that point, students in the crowd became raucous, and a police officer, who was waiting in the hallway outside the meeting, started to step in. A majority of the senate began to disperse and left the meeting, and the rest of those in attendance eventually followed.

“I’m just disappointed in the behavior of students that decided to disrupt the meeting and start fights,” Ginn said.

Discussions continued in the hallway and then out in the courtyard outside of Payson Smith.

“I think everyone has a boiling point, but I don’t believe that everyone handles stress the same way,” Ahlquist said. “I think that today a small minority of the people at the meeting handled themselves in such a way where the majority of people weren’t able to get the results that they wanted.”

 

 

Islamophobic graffiti found in Luther Bonney

USM Free Press News Feed - Tue, 2017-04-11 12:38

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor

For the second time since the start of the school year, USM administration and campus police are investigating anti-Muslim graffiti discovered by students on campus. The graffiti was discovered in a third floor classroom in Luther Bonney by students who reported it to campus security.

The words “kill the muslin (sic)” were written on an active shooter response poster, misspelling the word Muslim. The words were written above a figure hitting another figure with a chair below the section of the poster labeled “fight.” The poster has since been taken down, but students took photographs that have been circulating on social media.

In November, campus police investigated graffiti found in the Student Senate office in Woodbury Campus Center where the phrase “Deus Vult” had been written twice in permanent marker. The Latin phrase was used as a rallying cry during the Crusades but has more recently been used as an anti-Muslim sentiment by the “alt-right” white nationalist movement.

USM has been in the public spotlight multiple times this year, first for the “Deus Vult” graffiti, and later when conservative student group Young Americans For Freedom hosted Republican State Rep. Larry Lockman on campus, prompting student and community protest of Lockman’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Hate crimes in the U.S. have been on the rise since the 2016 election. NBC reports hate crime are up by almost 20 percent in metropolitan areas. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that in the months following the election, most hate incidents took place in America’s schools.

“This is not the first incident of such behavior on our campus this year. I truly wish I could assure you it will be the last,” wrote President Cummings in a campus-wide email the day after the most recent graffiti was discovered. “…While we can not control the behavior of every single person who finds their way onto our campus, I can assure you our approach is that even one incident is too many and will not be tolerated.”

A campus-wide email from Student Body President Humza Khan called the graffiti “an outrageous, completely unacceptable, and heinous act of hatred.”

Students were informed that there would be staff available on all three campuses to discuss the graffiti and any issues around Islamophobia in the days following the incident.

The investigation is ongoing. Bob Stein, executive director of Public Affairs and Marketing, reports that President Cummings sought assistance from Portland City Manager Jon Jennings, who has involved the Portland Police Department in the investigation. According to Stein, the Portland Police have more resources than campus security for investigating the incident.

“It’s my understanding that essentially we have an investigation, and when that investigation is complete, and hopefully that includes finding the person who did this, there’s three places it will go,” Stein said.

He explained that if the person who wrote the graffiti is found, the investigation reports would go to the Student Conduct Office where an internal process would be done, as well as to the Attorney General and the District Attorney. The Attorney General would review the reports and decide if the incident qualifies as a hate crime, and the District Attorney would review the reports for possible prosecution.

 

USM’s human performance lab studies how to maximize exercise

USM Free Press News Feed - Tue, 2017-04-11 12:37

By: Heather Roberts, Free Press Staff

On the Gorham campus, a Human Performance Lab has students hooked up to metabolic carts, a device used to measure oxygen consumed during exercise, to estimate how many calories they’ve burned. The goal of this research, according to Professor Christopher Scott of the Department of Exercise, Health and Sports Sciences, is to estimate energy expenditure before, during and after exercise.

If you’ve ever wondered how many calories you can burn while participating in a particular activity, such as bench pressing, bicycling or running, Scott has observed in his research that short, intense and intermittent exercise, followed by a recovery period, can help an individual burn the most fat.

This research, performed by lab students for science classes, attempts to measure the amount of energy produced during anaerobic exercise. Strength, speed and power tend to distinguish anaerobic exercise from aerobic.

Aerobic exercise is the type of physical activity that only uses oxygen. Anaerobic exercise is different from aerobic exercise because this type of physical activity makes the muscles clamp down on blood vessels, decreasing oxygen.

Due to the fact that muscles get less oxygen during anaerobic exercise, to make energy muscles resort to producing lactic acid from sugar. To measure the amount of energy produced during anaerobic exercise, students measure lactic acid in the blood.

As well as taking measurements of aerobic and anaerobic physical activity, students record their subjects’ oxygen uptake for the recovery period, or the ten or fifteen minutes following exercises where the body brings itself back to its state before exercise.

After taking the measurement of aerobic, anaerobic and recovery of a physical activity or activities, lab students input the data into a cost per task formula, where the cost is the volume of oxygen consumed and the task is a physical activity, which can include walking, running or weight lifting. They then graph the results overall to see the total energy cost.

Through this research analysis, Scott recommended an estimated seven seconds of intense exercise such as sprinting, weight-lifting or vigorous cycling, followed by three to four minutes of active, multiple recovery periods that include activity such as walking or light cycling. He explained that, for every liter of oxygen consumed, five calories are burned.

“[During] the recovery period, we’re bringing the body back to what we call homeostasis [stable equilibrium],” he said “So back toward resting metabolic rate and that takes energy.”

Everyone is different, so rigorous intermittent exercise with long pauses may not always be the best option. To lose weight, a twenty-minute walk might be better. Scott warned that one must be careful about how they use intensity in a workout, saying that perceived exertion, or what you think of as intensity, does not dictate what the energy costs are.

According to Scott, since rigorous physical activities, such as weight lifting, tend to become anaerobic exercises with long recovery periods, the cost per task formula is better at calculating total energy expended than the well-known cost per minute formula. On the other hand, Scott has found that, after a while, exercise and recovery periods plateau in calorie and fat consumption.

“If you keep exercising, you’re actually becoming more efficient as time goes on,” he said, adding that six percent of sugar breakdown is anaerobic while aerobic exercise accounts for the other 94 percent.

According to Scott, to explore the recovery phase further, additional research such as a student-led longitudinal study may help. For now, undergrad students perform short experiments on health and fitness for their Thinking Matters presentations.

The most recent results show that an interval exercise is best to burn both calorie and fat. “Really intense bouts – very brief and then coupled with some sort of active recovery,”  Scott said, “You can’t get any more expensive than that.”

Networkmaine Maintenance - UM Apr 12, 2017

Outages - Sun, 2017-04-09 12:16
Where: UM
When: Apr 12, 2017 5:00AM
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: UM Patch, Union, UMPD, Voice

Summary:
Additional switches were discovered running in an incorrect spanning-tree mode. These will be corrected. Downtime should be between one and four seconds.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 581-3587

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

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - UM Apr 09, 2017

Outages - Sun, 2017-04-09 10:22
Chadbourne IDFB1 and IDFB2 are back up now.

On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 8:56 AM, Jason McDonald wrote:

> Complete except for Chadbourne IDFB, in the building restoring manually.
>
> On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 3:19 PM, wrote:
>
>> Where: UM
>> When: Apr 09, 2017 5:00AM
>> Expected Duration: 3hrs
>> Scope: Neville,Jenness,Chadbourne
>>
>> Summary:
>> UM Neville,Jenness,Chadbourne switches will be upgraded.
>>
>> Details:
>>
>>
>> Networkmaine Contact Info during the window for this work:
>> jasonm@maine.edu
>> NOC 561-3587
>>
>> Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
[...]

Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - UM Apr 09, 2017

Outages - Sun, 2017-04-09 08:56
Complete except for Chadbourne IDFB, in the building restoring manually.

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 3:19 PM, wrote:

> Where: UM
> When: Apr 09, 2017 5:00AM
> Expected Duration: 3hrs
> Scope: Neville,Jenness,Chadbourne
>
> Summary:
> UM Neville,Jenness,Chadbourne switches will be upgraded.
>
> Details:
>
>
> Networkmaine Contact Info during the window for this work:
> jasonm@maine.edu
> NOC 561-3587
>
> Local/Campus Contact Info during this window of work:
> NONE / Unknown at this time
>

Networkmaine Maintenance - Bangor Campus Apr 12, 2017

Outages - Fri, 2017-04-07 13:33
Where: Bangor Campus
When: Apr 12, 2017 5a
Expected Duration: 1hr
Scope: Lewiston Hall

Summary:
We will be changing the uplink connection for Lewiston hall. All connectivity in Lewiston Hall will be unavailable during this time.

Networkmaine Contact Info:
NOC 581-3587

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

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