Category: Technology

Technology content from Leo Nelson

Alumni and Emeriti

Western Michigan University has a very handy reference guide on distinguishing the various forms of Alumni and Emeriti.
Term Description/Definition Example
Alumna Singular female i.e. a female graduate or former student of a particular school, college, or university.   Jane is an alumna.
Alumnus Singular male i.e. a male graduate or former student of a particular school, college, or university. John is an alumnus.
Alumnae Plural female i.e. female graduates or former student of a particular school, college, or university. Jane and Mary are alumnae.  
Alumni Plural male and plural when both men and women are included. John, Jane and Mary are alumni.
Emerita Singular female i.e. a female professor having retired but allowed to retain her title as an honor.   Jane is an emerita.
Emeritus Singular male i.e. a male professor having retired but allowed to retain her title as an honor. John is an emeritus.
Emeritae Plural female i.e. female professors having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor   Jane and Mary are emeritae.
Emeriti Plural male and plural when both men and women are included. John, Jane and Mary are emeriti.
 

The processing of Group Policy failed because of lack of network connectivity to a domain controller

After some recent infrastructure changes, I noticed that certain group policies were not being applied due to network connectivity lag as a result of how our systems were setup. To resolve this, I stumbled on a post that describes a Group Policy setting that can force the computer to wait for full network connectivity before logon.

To enable this setting:

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor
  2. Expand Computer Configuration
  3. Expand Administrative Templates
  4. Expand System
  5. Expand Logon
  6. Enable the Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon setting
  7. Restart your computer