February 2012 Archives

Hey guys, I am back with yet another blog. I was crammed with work for the last couple of weeks and there have been way too many things to keep track of! Not to mention almost getting screwed by your teammates on the group project. But I won't get into that because it was all resolved in a good, positive fashion haha.

I wanted to get in a blog discussing the Chancellor's Forum I attended a few weeks ago. It was my first time attending the forum and needless to say, I came away fascinated. If you haven't been there yet, I'd recommend going to the next one. There weren't as many people I had expected, but students had the privilege to ask the Chancellor questions directly, any concern they had about the university. I think many students that had the courage to ask things were fantastic. I didn't even need to think twice about the students that they were. Some were really passionate about the university and some spoke on behalf of many others. It was a great thing to see and experience.

I also learned some interesting facts about the university. The one that stuck out the most is that the university is making a $9 million investment to the Fox Dining Halls and that it would look completely different once we got back from summer break. It is apparently going to be something that we've never seen before and I'm already getting excited by thinking about it. I rarely eat at Fox Hall, but if this thing is what it's expected to be, then who knows haha. By the way, did you guys know that we had a West Campus? I never knew that. There is nothing there really (it's in Chelmsford), but it's interesting nonetheless.

So I really recommend all of you to attend the next one if you have free time. I honestly went there as an obligation and a commitment I made to ODK, but from now on, regardless of the obligation, I am going to attend. It's something that just interests me as a whole. I still care about the activities of the university and such.

I gotta do some more homework now. How obvious right? *Sigh*

I'll write again soon,


Hey guys, I'm back with another blog. This semester has been very good to me, but a lot of work nonetheless. I promise the blogs will keep on coming though haha.

Today I'm writing about UPrint. I'm sure every single one of you at least know of the system that has been implemented into our computer labs. For those who might not know it, it is a system in which the students use their student IDs to print out papers, and the details of that paper is recorded on the card for you to print out. Of course, there is a charge to printing out the pages as well.

When I saw this system, I knew it was inevitable. Free printing was great for everyone and many students used it efficiently, only printing out things that were necessary. But the majority probably abused it to the nth degree. There were always printed pages laid out everywhere in the lab, people printing out 30 page powerpoint slides, and etc. It bothered me to a certain point, but I'd be lying if I wasn't guilty. Every student somewhat abused the system.

Which brings me to the next point, which is that no student should complain about this. If you are truly one of the rare ones that didn't abuse the system, then I apologize. But the majority of the students should accept that this was more than inevitable because of our behavior, our habits. The good news is that the school put a $15 beginning balance on our cards, which should really teach us to print efficiently before wasting anything.

The system hasn't started charging yet, but it should be starting sooner than later. Until then, we still have access to free printing in the labs. Just another thing to be thankful for before the system is implemented.

I'll talk to you all next time,


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