Loyola University Chicago IT staff reported late Friday that 80 percent of faculty and staff email service has been restored.
Faculty and staff were without university Outlook email service since early Thursday. The email service slowly was restored beginning Friday morning.
Student email service was never disrupted.
Here is the latest message from Information Technology Services:
As of 4:30 p.m. today, Friday, September 11, nearly 80 percent of the affected faculty and staff mailboxes have been brought back online. The process has taken considerably longer than our vendor estimated, however, we believe most affected mailboxes will be operational later this evening. Faculty and staff whose accounts are not yet current may check periodically to see if their account has been brought back online. We will continue to post updates to the University home page, as needed.
Please know that we also have a small number of individuals who require additional steps to completely restore their mailboxes. We were advised by our vendor not to risk overall e-mail recovery success by running restorative steps at the same time for this small batch of mailboxes. For those included in this small group, we appreciate your patience, and we expect to work through these remaining issues on Saturday and Sunday.
Student e-mail is functioning without issue. To contact students, please use the Messages or Announcements tool within Sakai. Alternatively, faculty can locate student e-mail addresses through the Roster tool, but will need to e-mail students from an outside account (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo).
Please note that voicemail boxes have also been affected and will return to normal once restored. In the interim, the best way for students to contact faculty and staff is through direct telephone contact.
We recognize how disruptive this is and we are working as expeditiously as possible to restore all services. Please contact the Help Desk at 8.4ITS or 773.508.4487 with urgent issues.
DePaul University, meanwhile, fell two notches to No. 123 on the widely-followed list of 1,376 colleges and universities.
Other local university rankings: University of Chicago, No. 4; Northwestern University, No. 12; Notre Dame, No. 18; University of Illinois, No. 41; Illinois Institute of Technology, No. 108; University of Illinois at Chicago, No. 129, and Illinois State, No. 149.
A Loyola University Chicago student was inappropriately touched by three youths Friday evening as she walked near the main parking garage on the school’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, according to the university’s campus safety department.
Here is the alert from campus safety:
Campus Safety is writing to inform you about a battery that occurred around 10 p.m. last night. A student was walking near the Main Parking Structure on the Lake Shore Campus when three young individuals on bicycles approached her and began to inappropriately touch her before fleeing.
Anyone who thinks they may have information about this incident should contact Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.
Please also remember investigative follow-up will be dependent on the amount of detail a person can recall. It is important to remember as many identifying characteristics about the offender(s) as possible. This can include physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.
Thomas K. Murray Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety
Join Loyola in celebrating the university’s favorite nun, Sister Jean, and her 96th birthday. Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, was born in San Francisco in 1919 and previously taught at Mundelein College. She is now a chaplain at Loyola.
“I don’t have to be like someone else, I just have to be me” -Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt
For more inspirational words from Sister Jean watch, Loyola posted this video in celebration of Sister Jean day.
The Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced Wednesday that it’s giving a $1 million grant to Loyola University Chicago’s Arrupe College, a two-year associate’s degree program for students with limited funding.
Here is the press release from Loyola:
Loyola University Chicago announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation in support of the new Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Announced in February, Arrupe College is a two-year associate’s degree program for motivated students with limited financial resources and an interest in attending a four-year institution after graduation.
The McCormick Foundation grant will support student scholarships and a variety of operating expenses at the college, including education technology and capital needs. In recognition of the transformative gift, the University will establish the McCormick Scholars Program, which will reward the college’s highest achieving students. These scholars will be selected each year based on academic achievements, leadership qualities, and a proven commitment to social justice.
Loyola University Chicago Chancellor Michael Garanzini, S.J., has been appointed to the Chicago Board of Education at a time of sweeping changes for the nation’s third largest public school district.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Garanzini to the school board along with Mark Furlong, CEO of BMO Harris Bank, Dominique Jordan Turner, president and CEO of the Chicago Scholars Foundation, and Gail Ward, a 35-year veteran of CPS who served as the first principal of Walter Payton College Prep, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The new board members join at a time when Chicago Public Schools faces massive pension funding shortfalls and a federal investigation into recently-resigned CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett for alleged contract improprieties.
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