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    Main system crashes on first day

    On the first day of the fall semester, CUNYfirst crashed, preventing students from performing various academic activities. CUNYfirst, which stands for City University of New York Fully Integrated Resources and Services Tool, is an online management system that is used by CUNY students, faculty and staff. For students, the primary purposes of CUNYfirst are to add or drop courses, pay tuition bills, see course information (such as the times and locations that they meet), find out which textbooks are required for their courses and more. According to the Office of Converging Technologies at Queens College, the reason for this crash was due to more colleges using CUNYfirst than ever before. OCT estimated that about 5000 students…