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Monday, June 17, 2024
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Letter to the Editor

I am writing this as I look at piles and piles of un-recovered printouts in the Undergraduate Library. The reason for this is very simple, in addition to being simply avoidable. This year, the UGL decided that it would be fun to have students guess when their computer print jobs would actually finish. They could be finished today, an hour from now, or even after tomorrow. Now, you will never know how many management students are printing out the online book version of "Investment Science."

The UGL did this by removing the program on all their computers that tells you when your print jobs are going to be finished, as well as the little notification window that pops up when they are finished. Why? That same program allowed people to skip ahead of other print jobs in line by adjusting some settings. So the UGL just took the program off. Real smart. But this isn't the first Capen folly. Last semester, the headphone jacks were all removed. That same semester, the entire building approached temperatures that resembled Texas in summertime. Not to mention the social atmosphere of the entire library, leading to it being dubbed "Club Capen."

If we're going to be charged an arm and a leg to use these computers, at least let us know when the printouts are coming. I'm sick of asking the dude in front.



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