The Dash Gets a Makeover

As most Swarthmore students know by now, the Swarthmore Dash got a makeover and was officially rolled out at the start of the Spring 2022 semester. A team including members of the Swarthmore Communications office and ITS created the new version with

New Year, New Me: Swat’s Website Adopts Younger Look

The College recently finished an 18-month process of redesigning its website, the first major change to the site’s theme since 2012. The new website features a reimagined look, ambient video of the campus, and new content in order to highlight the student

College reaffirms network security

On July 30, a fake email was sent out to the Swarthmore student population in the name of the registrar, Martin Warner. The identity of the perpetrator are being kept confidential by the Swarthmore College Computer Society (SCCS), but such an incident


Eduroam in place despite student confusion

This semester, the college replaced SwatNet with Eduroam to improve Internet speed and connectivity. However, during the initial implementation of Eduroam, some students experienced trouble in connecting to the college’s wireless network. Chief Information Technology Officer Joel Cooper explained that the main

Google Apps to replace SwatFiles, Zimbra

Over the next nine months Google Apps will replace SwatFiles and Zimbra as the open source server and messaging software at the college. This means that Swatmail will be compatible with Gmail and can be associated with Google-related applications like Google Docs

New SafeConnect system raises privacy concerns

Upon returning to campus this semester, students with laptops and other internet compatible devices were prompted to download a security key called SafeConnect in order to access SwatNet. The new software replaces the Bradford Persistent Agent as the college’s network security software.

ITS showcases the future of academic technology

3D Printing, Mobile Devices in the Classroom, Web Video Galleries, Pen Display Graphics Tablet, Cinematic HD Video, New Tripod, eBooks, Moodle Q&A Booth, Open Source Electronics Projects … Do these terms sound familiar? On Monday afternoon in the Scheuer Room, the annual