Medgar Evers College Promotes “Green IT” by Launching MEC Managed Copy and Print Service this Summer
A “Be Cool, Be Green Initiative”
Medgar Evers College is going “Green”. In an effort to improve the on-campus copying and printing services and to promote sustainability throughout the campus, the College will launch MEC Managed Copy and Print Service this summer.
With the installation of MEC Managed Copy and Print Service, the College will be able to provide better quality printing and provide state of the art copiers and printers for our students using the Library and Academic Computing Laboratories.
“More and more, demands for student printing and copying has increased in direct proportion with the increases in student enrollment,” said Arthur Taylor, Vice President of Finance, Administration and Capital Projects. “Wasted paper and toner, plus the wear and tear on our copiers and printers have made it necessary to implement MEC Managed Copy and Print Service, which will allow us to enhance the efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of our college’s computing and printing facilities.”
Starting summer session of 2009, each college student will be given an MEC Managed Copy and Print Service account, with a unique user name and password, for copying and printing. The student’s MEC Managed Copy and Print Service account will contain two separate balances. The first balance will be the “Free” balance and the second will be the “Pay for Print” balance. The “Free” balance will allow students to print 50 free pages every semester.
Once the “Free” balance has been exhausted, the “Pay for Print” balance will be charged for printing and copying. The student can add value to their “Pay for Print” balance by adding funds at the payment kiosk.
Funds in the “Pay for Print” balance will carry over each year until the student graduates or transfers from the college. More information about student accounts, free printing, and paid printing can be found in upcoming issues of ADAFI online.
This service is made possible through the Student Technology Fund and is similar to the pay-for-print services being utilized at many of our sister colleges in the CUNY system and elsewhere.