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Student app development

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ITS welcomes student collaboration on information services.  Building apps, however, isn't a weekend-long endeavor.  Read Jay's reaction to the NY Times article, "Student-built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two."


Why is IT slowing me down?!

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Why does it sometimes (often?) seem that ITS is putting the brakes on a new system implementation, especially when the vendor has explained that the system will require virtually no support from your ITS department?  "Virtually no support", it turns out, is almost always a lie.


Phone System Needs Assessment

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With the support of the College Information Technology Committee (CITC), ITS has contracted with Vantage Technology Consulting Group to complete a campus needs assessment as we plan for an eventual migration…

Where we're going next with Banner

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Back in November, I wrote a brief article to address the question, "Why Banner?" You may now be interested in what's next for Banner. We have officially kicked off…

Becoming a "software person"

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On this spring break Monday, Dr. Richard Fluck in the Office of College Grants shared with me and a colleague an interview with Jeff Lawson published in the New York Times…

Viewing student schedules

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Learn how to view a student's schedule.


Limiting Java update alerts

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Follow these steps to prevent Java from regularly asking you to upgrade.


CIO transition

Franklin & Marshall is undergoing a leadership transition in Information Technology Services. Jon Enos, a 30+ year F&M veteran, will be moving out of the chief information officer role on March…

The Mac and the Liberal Arts

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Today, January 24, 2014, the iconic Apple Macintosh computer turns 30.  At the time it was groundbreaking in any number of ways, but all of those ways were centered about the…

Banner users: Do not update Java

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If you are someone who uses "Internet Native Banner", aka INB, DO NOT UPDATE JAVA.  Recently Oracle released an update to Java and your computer will likely ask you to…