Computer Center Upgrade

The O'Neill Computing Facility has upgraded its services and changed its name to the Student Learning and Support Center.

Maria Koufos, the center's manager, said the name change reflects the center's emphasis on customer service and user-friendliness.

"The word 'student' is part of our title and our job is to assist students in every possible technological aspect of academic life," said Koufos.

Prompted by student requests, Koufos said, the center is now offering courses in several software programs. It also has been outfitted with nine new printers that should improve service to the estimated 2,000 students who use the computer facility daily.

"The new battery of printers are reserved for student use and offer instantaneous printing," Koufos said. "The student can pick up his or her printout and go straight to class."

Koufos added that the center plans to add services for faculty in the future.

The center features 122 Macintosh and 36 IBM personal computers, six e-mail stations, and Macintosh and IBM photo scanners, Koufos said, and even has an old-fashioned typewriter on the premises for use in addressing letters.

-Mark Sullivan

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