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Announcing the 31 Days of Cybersecurity Challenge

Think your online life is secure? Ready to put your digital identity to the test? Prove it. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. So each week in October, we're challenging students to perform on...

How Stuff Works: Cell Amplification

High on the rooftops of St. Edward’s, a beacon sits, waiting to spring into action. No, it’s not the bat signal. It’s something better: a cell amplification receiver. To explain why that’s so important, let’...

Help Desk Changes & What They Mean for You

In the spring, we told you about the new direction we’re charting for our Help Desk and OIT support. We’ve got an update for the fall semester. Over the summer, we spent considerable time evaluating our Help ...

Our Recent Server Upgrade — and Why It Matters

For nearly two months, the Digital Infrastructure team in the Office of Information Technology has been busy installing, testing and migrating our server environment. What’s great about that? You didn’t notice ...

Why You Should Download CrashPlan Right Now

We can think of few technology disasters worse than the loss of a laptop. Besides the sentimental value, the demise of your computer or device can also mean the loss of all of your data — your important files, ...

Lynda.com Is Dead. Long Live LinkedIn Learning.

Several years ago, LinkedIn, the professional-networking juggernaut, bought Lynda.com, the online-learning platform (available to all St. Edward’s students, faculty and staff with their university accounts). ...

Helping Us Help You

If you’ve ever called, emailed, chatted online or walked into our Moody 309 space, you’ve talked with our Help Desk, the first point of OIT support on campus. Our goal with every interaction, of course, is to ...

myHilltop Mobile and 5 Other Essential Apps

Over the summer, we retired the university mobile app. In a world where most of the critical St. Edward's websites you visit are mobile-friendly, the mobile app didn't seem to have a clear place anymore. Th...

An Update About the Feb. 26 Outage

Last Monday, you probably noticed some things — namely, that you couldn’t log in to much of anything. We wanted to give you some insight into what happened and what we’re doing to make sure it doesn’t happen ag...

What You Need to Know About Meltdown and Spectre

You may have heard the terms “Meltdown” and “Spectre” and a lot of talk about cybersecurity recently. What does it all mean? We’ll break it down for you. Researchers and security experts have identified a desi...

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