Monday, February 27, 2017

Network Maintenance Day, Saturday March 11, 2017

ITS staff will conduct a scheduled system maintenance period Saturday March 11, 2017.

Services affected: Banner, 1600grand and potentially others. Voicemail service will be intermittent. Phone system will be down for 20-30 minutes.

Services NOT affected: Internet access, G Suite.

What is being done: multiple upgrades, patches and fixes.

When is this taking place: Saturday morning, March 11, 2017 between 6:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  All services except telephones should be restored by 12:00 noon.

What you need to do: expect that other networked services may be down, completely or intermittently, during the maintenance period.  To call campus Security when the phone system is down, use a cell or another off-campus phone and dial 651-696-6555

Further communications: no additional communications are planned.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ramón Rentas at 651-696-6633 or

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

6 Clues that reveal an email phishing scam


  1. Image was copied from the web.
  2. Sender's address is actually a compromised Wheaton College account.
  3. Official campus-wide communications from President Rosenberg are usually distributed by his staff, using official Macalester lists: Faculty-announce-l, Student-announce-l, Staff-announce-l.
  4. Brian Rosenberg writes good English prose, unlike this awkward salutation.
  5. Signature is copied from the President's webpage and is not his email signature.
  6. Slow down. Don’t click on attachments when you are busy and have little time to concentrate.