New printers in popular BU locations

Bradley’s Computing Services is starting to make more cents with three new print stations on campus.

Months after lowering printing prices to save students money as part of a Student Senate initiative, the campus printing service has expanded to include new stations for increased convenience, according to former Vice President of Academic Affairs and senior Emily Corona, who worked on the initiative with her committee last year.

The Michel Student Center, Geisert cafeteria and Center Court each have one new print release station.

“The new print release stations benefit students because of their convenience and increased safety,” Corona said. “For example, if it is late at night, the location of the new print stations allows students to avoid having to walk all the way to the library to get prints.”

The Student Center printing station is located across from the information desk on the first floor, the Geisert station is on the ground floor by the cafeteria and the Center Court station is near the interior Williams entrance.

Both the Student Center and Williams cafeteria had print release stations in the past, but Computing Services was asked to remove them due to remodeling projects, according to Executive Director of Computing Services Sandy Bury.

When Corona met with members of the Computing Services staff last academic year to discuss the printing pricing model, it offered to reestablish some print release stations and add new locations.

Mike McCauley, computer support specialist, and Corona then evaluated locations to determine where to put new stations.

The Technology HelpDesk will oversee the stations in order to ensure they remain operational and secure.

Bury said Computing Services is glad to open new locations to increase convenience for students.

“The printing program is self-sustaining,” Bury said. “We are happy to consider adding print stations to any new locations on campus that would benefit students.”