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Sarah Nyquist

NEWS 9/17/14 5:17pm

Printing costs increase $.01

The cost for printing a standard black-and-white page has increased to $0.07 after remaining at $0.06 for a decade, Manager of Information Technologies Technical Communications Carlyn Chatfield said in a campuswide email on Sept. 9. Other printing charges remain the same.“The new charge begins on Sept. 15, 2014, and will allow Rice University to continue meeting the rising cost of printing in the colleges and other student labs,” the email states.The price increase is necessary for a sustainable budget, according to Director for IT Business Services and Planning Yemeen Rahman.“Our goal is to maintain a printing budget which can sustain printers, supplies, maintenance and support,” Rahman said. IT Director for Systems Architecture Infrastructure and Cloud Strategy Barry Ribbeck said the increase is due to a larger student body.“Three years ago, we began evaluating options to outsource the lab printing service, but thus far, the projected expense to the students is higher,” Ribbeck said.