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For this edition, I’m tackling a rumor I keep hearing around campus and an ongoing headache.
Although I personally have heard from students about faculty requesting they only wear Nike shoes on the football field, it cannot (at least at this moment in time) be confirmed. So for now, it is still
just a rumor.
According to Max Corbet, associate athletic director/communications, he has never heard of this.
“The athletic department has a contract with Nike and our student-athletes wear Nike apparel during their workouts and game competitions,” Corbet said via email.
So I guess for now, it’s up to the students to tell me if this is actually happening or not. As for the help desk, I got the scoop on what’s causing the latest
According to David Rencher, assistant manager of the OIT customer care help desk, the help desk specifically offers technical assistance for university-offered services.
“Things like your email, problems getting into Broncoweb, you can’t sign up for a class because the page is giving you an error, those kinds of things,”
Rencher also mentioned, if students are having issues with Blackboard it is likely due to Firefox.
“It’s kind of on the Firefox team to fix, but we’d be the people you call for stuff like that, Rencher said. “That particular issue really effects the grade center, so I don’t know if it effects the students or not.”
Whether it affects you or not, until the problem is fixed, Rencher recommends using either Chrome or Internet Explorer with Blackboard.
According to Rencher, the help desk does a lot more than just fix problems.
“We run all three zones on campus,” Rencher said. “The Zones are places that students can come for face-to-face assistance. We also have checkout devices like laptops, macbooks, Ipads, digital cameras, digital video recorders, things like that to assist with
Although current Boise State students always have access to The Help Desk, Rencher explained that graduates lose access to those services and only retain the use of their
“A recent change was made just this last year that emails do not get disabled, so graduates will continue to have access to their email after graduation,” Rencher said. “This is particularly beneficial for people moving on to grad school, since they are frequently told to use their university email addresses, since they look more official.”