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Students at the University printed approximately 15 million pieces of paper in 2008, but a new program has cut this number by 43 percent — saving more than 3,400 trees.

By setting $30 limit on printing, Rutgers has saved more than 3,400 trees each year

Since the summer of 2007, the PrintGreen Conservation program has saved Rutgers computer labs more 40.75 million sheets of paper during its first three years.  According to the Office Information Technology (OIT) website, printing is provided as a limited service to all lab patrons at the OIT computer labs. Print jobs are completed by patrons at print release stations located at computing centers on every campus.  Each semester, students are allocated $30 for printing.

The Rutgers Garden Festival brought live music, local food vendors and fall themed games to the community. A food discovery table educated children about different types of plants and vegetables.

Rutgers Gardens bring fall festivities to campus

Rutgers Gardens hosted their annual Fall Festival last Sunday, which brought together a slew of fun fall activities curated for Rutgers students and members of the community. Rutgers Gardens is a self-sustaining operation and relies on outside support for maintaining the gardens, purchasing equipment and materials, supporting salaries and providing public programs. Funds are raised through facility rental fees, special events, membership dues and donations from supporters, and Rutgers Gardens is one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year. Bruce Crawford, the director of Rutgers Gardens, said in a message on the website that every gardener knows that gardens are always changing. “I have found it interesting that Rutgers Gardens, neither by design nor mission, has always been a combination of the two.

Students have reported difficulties with connecting their Amazon Echos and Google Homes with on-campus wifi. The nature of RUWireless makes it difficult to channel on devices without an ethernet outlet.

Students encounter problems connecting Amazon Echoes to Rutgers wifi

Students moving in this semester with Amazon Echoes or other similar devices may be disappointed to find they are not easily connectable to Rutgers' main wifi network, RUWireless.  Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker developed by Amazon.com and features a voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service, who responds to the name "Alexa." Rutgers Business School sophomore Justin V.

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