Important! College policy on personal wireless routers

September 11th, 2009

Please remember that only wireless routers provided and installed by ITS, or authorized and approved by ITS, are permitted on the Smith residence network.

Personal wireless routers are not permitted because they interfere with regular network access for other students located near them. 

If you have a wireless router connected to the network, please disconnect it immediately. Otherwise, your access to the network will be disabled until the router is removed.

Please note that this requirement is clearly stated in the college’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources and Wireless Network Policy

Thank you for your help in ensuring that the Smith network is available to all students.

Your email address is now simpler

May 29th, 2009

Returning students:  Please note that Smith’s primary email identity is now instead of But don’t worry – your address will continue to work as usual.

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Mobile Devices at Smith

May 18th, 2009

Are you planning on bringing a mobile device (such as an iPhone or iPod Touch) to Smith with you this fall? There are a few things you should know! (Read more…)

Watch out for false search engine results

April 18th, 2009

Security web sites are reporting a new type of virus attack that tricks Internet search engines into falsely promoting malicious web sites to the top of the results list for some searches. If a user then visits one of the malicious sites, they are prompted to download and install the MS AntiSpyware 2009 Rogue Security Software, which is actually malware.

Please do NOT respond to any web-based attempts to get you to install anti-spyware software. As long as you have an up-to-date version of McAfee VirusScan+AntiSpyware on your computer, you are well protected.

Copyright Infringement Policy Update

February 27th, 2009

The Recording Industry of America (RIAA) reserves the right to file lawsuits against students found guilty of copyright infringement, and is increasing efforts to send Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices to colleges and universities identifying specific campus computers that are sharing music or video files in violation of copyright law.

If Smith receives a DMCA notice that identifies your computer as an offender, you will receive an email notice from Herb Nickles, Executive Director of ITS.

PLEASE NOTE: If you receive a copyright infringement notice from Herb Nickles, you MUST respond IMMEDIATELY and remove all peer-to-peer (P2P) software from your computer.

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