Computer fees recommended to increase for 2013-14

Dan Mackenzie

A recommendation was made for computer fees to increase by two percent for the 2013-2014 school year, said Jim Davis, chief information officer for the university. The increase was announced at the student fee and tuition committee meeting Tuesday afternoon. The increase will be roughly $2, putting the standard fees at $117 for undergrads and $94 for graduate students.

The fees go toward a variety of services on campus. Past projects include upgrading wireless access points throughout campus last year and replacing and upgrading the PCs at the Memorial Union computer labs.

The university’s beverage contracts were also discussed at the meeting. A change was proposed to move from having a variety of options at vending machines and soft drink fountains toward an exclusive contract with one of the two big major brands. Currently Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper products are offered.

The change would affect what is available only at the vending machines; convenience stores would still offer other brands. The change would have no effect on offerings at sports venues either.