Campus Notices

IT Services announcements

RESOLVED: Issues with cVPN Mac Connectivity

October 24, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014 - As of 8:15 a.m. cVPN is working normally. Recap of event: At approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 23, cVPN stopped accepting connections from Mac OS X clients. The issue was resolved at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 24 by failing over the cVPN system. ITS network engineers will continue to investigate the problem to ensure it does not recur. Windows and mobile clients were not affected.

Issues with cVPN Mac Connectivity

October 24, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014 - We are currently experiencing problems with connections to cVPN from Mac OS X clients. Windows and mobile clients are able to connect with no issues. ITS network engineers are currently investigating the issue.

RESOLVED: Mainframe Maintenance Overrunning Window

September 01, 2014

August 31, 2014 - As of 11:55 p.m. the mainframe has returned to normal operations. Delayed jobs will be run overnight and regular overnight processing will occur. Recap of event: The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning encountered unexpected problems and overran its window. Normal mainframe operation was restored at 11:55 p.m.

UPDATE 9:30 P.M.: Mainframe still not up.

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 - The mainframe (FAS and Payroll applications) is still down. We are currently projecting that it will be back up by midnight. Recap of event: The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning encountered unexpected problems and has overrun its window. As of 9:30 p.m. we are expecting it to be fully back up by midnight.

UPDATE: Mainframe Maintenance Overruning Window

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 - The mainframe (FAS and Payroll applications) is still down. We are currently projecting that it will be back up between 9 and 10 p.m. Recap of event: The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning encountered unexpected problems and has overrun its window. As of 3:30 p.m. we are expecting it to be fully back up by 10 p.m.

Mainframe Maintenance Overruning Window

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 - The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning has overrun its window, so the mainframe (FAS and Payroll applications) are currently unavailable, and jobs scheduled for today are being delayed. We will provide further updates as they become available.

RESOLVED: Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

August 30, 2014

As of 10:30 a.m. phone service is working normally. Recap of event: At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, a regional AT&T issue blocked incoming calls to campus phones and outgoing calls to toll-free numbers. Calls to the main Medical Center number were not affected. The issue was resolved by 10:10 a.m.

UPDATE 2: Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

August 30, 2014

Update: As of 9:30 a.m. AT&T still has no ETA for restoring service. We have also become aware that E-phones (the blue light phones scattered around Hyde Park) are also not working. Recap of event: Since some point before 5:30 a.m. this morning, a regional AT&T issue has been blocking incoming calls to campus phones -- attempts to call campus phone numbers will get fast busy signals. This also affects E-phones (blue light phones) around Hyde Park and outgoing calls to toll-free numbers. Other outgoing calls and cell phone service are not affected. We have notified the Medical Center of the issue, and IT Services engineers are working with AT&T to identify and resolve the problem.

UPDATE: Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

August 30, 2014

UPDATE: As of 8:30 a.m., we have been informed that there is a regional outage for VoIP services which is preventing incoming calls to campus phones. Outgoing calls to toll-free numbers are affected, but other outgoing calls and calls between campus phones are not affected. Cell phones are also working normally. Recap of event: Since some point before 5:30 a.m. this morning, a regional AT&T issue has been blocking incoming calls to campus phones -- attempts to call campus phone numbers will get fast busy signals. Outgoing calls to toll-free numbers are also blocked but other outgoing calls and cell phone service are not affected. We have notified the Medical Center of the issue, and IT Services engineers are working with AT&T to identify and resolve the problem.

Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

August 30, 2014

Aug. 30, 2014 - As of 7:30 a.m. incoming calls to campus phones are getting a fast busy signal. Outgoing calls do not appear to be affected at this time. We have notified the Medical Center of the issue, and IT Services engineers are working with AT&T to identify and resolve the problem.

Facilities Services announcements

Ryerson Waterproofing Repairs

October 22, 2014

Crews will execute repairs at the Ryerson Hall loading dock beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. The work is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, Oct. 29, weather permitting.

Harper Memorial Library - Interior Renovation

September 29, 2014

Beginning today, Sept. 29, interior renovations to improve classrooms, restroom and lecture halls will begin at the western portion of the Harper Memorial Library first floor.

Wall extension near Crerar Quadrangle

September 24, 2014

Pedestrian access through the loading dock area between Hinds Geophysics and the Bookstore will be permanently closed on Monday, Sept. 29. Crews will extend a wall in the Crerar Quadrangle to separate pedestrians from loading docks for safety reasons.

Rockefeller Chapel Water Main Repairs

September 22, 2014

Beginning Monday, Sept. 29, work to repair a water main at Rockefeller Chapel will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Saturday, Oct. 4.

Rockefeller Chapel Water Main Repairs

September 09, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16, work to repair a water main at Rockefeller Chapel will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Repaving of Rockefeller Chapel Driveway

August 19, 2014

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 21, work to repave the Rockefeller Chapel driveway will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Wednesday, Aug. 27, weather permitting.

Temporary closure of Ellis Avenue

August 07, 2014

A portion of Ellis Avenue will be closed between 56th and 57th streets from 11 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11 while the crane at the William Eckhardt Research Center jobsite is removed.

5225 S. Cottage Grove Avenue

July 01, 2014

Construction activity will begin on Monday, July 7 to extend the fiber infrastructure to the new Facilities Services building. The work involves installation of conduit from the construction site at East 52nd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue to East 55th Street and South Ingleside Avenue.

58th and Ellis-pedestrian crossing

July 01, 2014

Construction crews will be on site beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 7 to make corrections to elevations and to improve drainage to a section of pavement in the 58th Street and Ellis Avenue pedestrian crossing. This work will be noisy and dusty.

Update: Ellis Avenue Resurfacing

June 30, 2014

The asphalt restoration/repaving along a portion of Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, and complete by 4 p.m., weather permitting.