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    Solution to free printing not black-and-white

    Student Association, for the 2014-15 fiscal year, proposed and implemented unlimited printing at Rosenthal Library. Although, over the course of the new program, “it was clear that there was a small group of students who were printing an inordinate number of pages and a majority of students were not benefiting at all from the service,” the Student Technology Fee Plan Summary for 2015-16 found.  “There were a lot of things that weren’t accounted for and, instead, was very hasty. This time around, our committee is thinking to have a contract set in place so that student can still print but we won’t have the same situation where one student prints…

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    Free printing gone after less than a year

    Queens College will no longer provide free printing for students at the Rosenthal Library, according to a recent announcement by Vice President for Student Affairs Adam Rockman. Starting last April, students were able to print for free at the Library, while other buildings still charged a fee for students. Before that program, students were allocated $15 on their Q-Cards to print on campus, after evaluating their professors online. Free printing was pushed for by Students for Change in conjunction with the Office for Converging Technologies to implement the program. At the time, former Student Association President Matthew Louie and his administration believed this would help students, yet warned not to…

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    With great printing comes great responsibilities

    Senior Jonathan Espinosa sits behind the second floor library counter Monday through Friday assisting students with various printing issues. He inspects printers, replenishes supplies and answers student questions. However, since the return of the free printing system, his workload increased exponentially. After three years working in the printing section, he described the effect the new system created as hectic. “It’s chaos over here,” Espinosa said. With the restoration of the free printing system last semester, the demand for resources increased as more students take advantage of the system, leading to excessive paper waste. Students access the free printing services only on the second floor of the library; the printing section…

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    Free printing is back on campus

    This is not an April Fools’ joke. Starting April 1, there will be free printing in the Rosenthal Library. “The plan is that students are going to be able to print at the library on all six floors, for free and that would be the only place on campus that kids could print for free,” Student Association president, Matthew Louie said. Students for Change and the office of converging technologies were able to combine forces and make free printing available at the library. As for the other printing stations on campus, such as Powdermaker Hall, the Student Union and Kiely Hall, there will still be the normal charge of 10…