News

  • Your Wayne Connect email is getting a new Outlook
    Microsoft is updating Office 365 by introducing the new Outlook on the web.
  • Phishing scams: How to protect yourself
    We would like to think email is a trustworthy platform. While it is safe the majority of the time, the reality is that the underlying technology was created long before today’s internet and has faults that many have learned to use to their advantage. The act of scamming someone through a fake email or message to gain data or money is known as phishing. Combating phishing is an ever-changing task; as defenders adapt, so does the other side.
  • Wayne State University, Microsoft team up to strengthen employability in Detroit
    Wayne State University and Microsoft Corp. announced a new partnership to pilot an employability skills program.
  • Download the updated Wayne State mobile app
    The new Wayne State mobile app presented by C&IT has all the features you already rely on — plus improved OneCard access — all in an updated, easy-to-use interface.
  • A holiday message from Wayne State's information security team
    Computing & Information Technology recently welcomed Garrett McManaway to the role of Senior Director of Information Security and Compliance. 
  • DeskTech supports 3,500 Wayne State customers
    Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) launched DeskTech, a desktop technology service and support group that stations agents across campus to provide personal and customized support to schools and colleges, departments, and units. 
  • C&IT brings computer science to Detroit high schoolers in TEALS program
    Director of Desktop Engineering, Curtis Kratt, volunteers at Renaissance High School in Detroit through Microsoft's TEALS program, teaching computer science.
  • Wayne State offers students free financial aid resources
    Here's an overview of all of the financial aid resources available to Wayne State University students.
  • Wayne State makes commitment to expand accessibility to computer science during CSforALL Summit
    In 1954, Wayne State University — then known as Wayne University — was the first higher-ed institution to hold a meeting on the importance of teaching computer science to students. Fast-forward to today, and the university continues that mission.
  • How to secure your information when filing your FAFSA
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to all current or prospective college students in the U.S. The annual form determines your eligibility for financial aid, and assistance is free through Wayne State financial aid services. 
  • Wayne State C&IT supports 71 years of tech in the heart of Detroit
    In 1947, Wayne State University received a mechanical differential analyzer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sparking excitement in the newly budding field of computer science and leading to 71 years andcounting of making computing technology available to students, faculty, staff and the city of Detroit.
  • Fraudulent email warning: Bitcoin sextortion
    You may have recently been the recipient of a fraudulent email that claimed to have photos of you and requested money in the form of Bitcoins. These emails, also known as phishing emails, or in this specific case sextortion scams, are very effective because the sender takes extra time to create a message specific to you in an effort to trick or confuse you into providing your personal information.
  • Computer Science students get industry experience with Wayne State C&IT
    If you finish your undergraduate career without an internship, landing an interview for a full-time gig is going to be an up-hill battle. Making sure Wayne State University computer science students graduate with hands-on experience is only one reason the Computing & Information Technology Internship Program was created.
  • Keep your financial aid refund safe from scammers
    College students like you are targeted by scammers who design emails and websites replicating university resources, with real phone numbers, photos and logos, to trick you into providing personal information. This is known as phishing and just one attempt could affect your financial aid refund if you fall for it.
  • ProfTech: Police your password during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
    The average person spends eleven hours connected to the internet every day. From banking to chatting with friends, uploading a paper on Canvas to registering for classes, there is really no limit to the things we do on a daily basis online. Almost every single resource we use—from Facebook to Wayne Connect—is secured with a password.
  • Report scam phone calls to C&IT
    C&IT is investigating scam phone calls that appear to come from Wayne State phone numbers (e.g. 313-577-0000) and include pre-recorded messages claiming to be the IRS, notifications about extended warranties, and other types of solicitation. If you receive a fraudulent call like this, please report it to C&IT using the Report Spam Calls form on tech.wayne.edu/forms/telephone so that we may block the number.
  • Student loan scams and how to avoid them
    Your first student loan can be intimidating—How do you make payments? Should you consolidate? Do you qualify for forgiveness? Scammers know that this information is confusing for first-time money borrowers, and they take advantage of the situation to trick you into giving up personal information or even money on the internet.
  • Faculty use tech to reach new students
    Computing & Information Technology, the Office for Teaching & Learning, And University Libraries partnered to bring Teaching & Technology Day to Wayne State University faculty Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
  • October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
    October is the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and although Wayne State C&IT is committed to helping you stay safe on the internet year-round, this month we want to spread the word about online scams targeting students. 
  • WSU CIO Daren Hubbard honored by Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program
    Wayne State University Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President of Computing & Information Technology Daren Hubbard was presented the Real McCoy award in technology from the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) at their annual ceremony Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. 
  • C&IT implements new service management system
    C&IT is phasing out our IT service management system, TechSolutions, and transitioning to a new tool called Cherwell Service Management beginning Monday, Sept. 24.
  • C&IT helps launch Wayne State Virtual Experience app
    Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology partnered with the Office of the Provost, Enrollment, and Marketing and Communications to create a virtual experience for recruiting new students at country-wide events. 
  • Self-service applications in Academica and Banner unavailable Sept. 22-23
    Banner and all dependent systems, including time sheets, registration, transcripts and more, will be unavailable Sept. 22-23.
  • EndNote X9 software is now available at the Help Desk
    EndNote X9 is now available for purchase on the C&(T Help Desk online store at an academic discount price of $30.
  • C&IT data center almost complete
    Construction on the new Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology data center is almost complete, with electrical and mechanical systems estimated to be completed before December and the facility ready to be turned over to the university by the end of the year.