"Even though our power outages are rare, I think half of them are caused by squirrels. Those little rascals get into places that they shouldn't be," Maughan said.
Though the outage was brief, Maughan said, it might have caused a power surge -- very damaging from a digital standpoint.
"It's been described as like having a computer with no mouse or keyboard," he said. "You can see (data) is there, but can't get to it. ... It's there backed up. They want to access it through live data stream and not through backups."
Maughan said an emergency shipment of data storage components was sent this weekend, and another is coming in Monday. He said CSI is working with
"Eventually they'll do a larger fix than this, but now we are just trying to get back on our feet," Maughan said.
Student and employee email is still down, though Maughan said some are able to access email indirectly.
"There was no compromise to payroll data or financial aid, but some of it will require more time to get to," Maughan said.
All printers on the
Maughan said the college is still receiving reports that individual IP phones, or phones that are connected through computers and not telephone systems, may need to be replaced.
"MyCSI is not working and has kept a number of dual students from registering by a deadline last Saturday. We are still working on that," Maughan said.
The buildings without power on Saturday were Taylor, Fine Arts, Evergreen and Hepworth.
"Here in the
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