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Printing via Northeastern Mobile App

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Campaign: Mobile App

Mobile devices (phones and tablets) are able to view many document formats. It would be extremely helpful to be able to do print orders using the Northeastern App. Basically, you open the document (or web page) you want to print in the app, choose the appropriate printing preferences then click "print", afterwards it can ask about the username and job name.

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Require Reservations for Group Study Spaces on 1st & 2nd Floor

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Campaign: NUideas

The new group study areas are beautiful, but are not being utilized appropriately by some students. Too often I see it being used as an area for friends to just hangout or just one individual using a whole conference room for themselves. Part of this issue can be derived from not being required to reserve the room. Enabling the requirement of reservations will open up more group space to students who really need it. Another ...more »

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More ways for students to be creative & for clubs to advertise

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Campaign: NUideas

Other schools like the University of Rochester don't let their wall space go to waste. Their tunnel system is filled with club advertisements and creative artwork (and even some not-so-creative artwork) that is painted directly onto the tunnel walls. How cool would it be if we were able to utilize our tunnels (or any other available space if ventilation is a problem) as a way of creative expression that anyone can be ...more »

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Hubway discounts for students that other schools currently offer

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Campaign: NUideas

I am proposing a subsidized hubway membership to reduce the amount of bike thefts on campus, help the environment and help students got to class and co-op. Currently other schools are offering their students steep discounts for hubways. This will help students on co-op get to nearby co-ops without needing to pay for an expensive Monthly MBTA pass or a car. MIT and Harvard both give a discount to their students ...more »

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Free-printing inside school!

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Campaign: NUideas

Currently we get 120$ of free printing, but lot of students always exceed that amount and use own money to print. I used way too much money on printing weekly. On the other hand, there are many activities, student club events and etc going on inside the school; however, not many people have access to all of this information simply because lots of these events are spread through flyers, word of mouth or facebook event ...more »

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New/Better Campus Activities

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Campaign: NUideas

There needs to be more campus activities this year, utilizing Centennial. When I was a freshman in the fall of 2010, Chiddy Bang put on a concert in Centennial. This kind of stuff brings our school together. I think it was put on by the pike frat, but I am sure the school can figure something out. Outdoor concerts are the best. We have a quad. Those 2 things kind of work together. If not a concert, then a carnival or ...more »

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Early Access for myNEU Cool Co-op Listing

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Campaign: NUideas

People who have yet to go on co-op should be able to view the co-op listing from earlier on, before they take the co-op class. That could help people plan ahead, and the co-ops listed could serve as suggestions on companies/firms/programs/schools to do internships in.

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Re-allow credit cards as a tuition payment option

Stage: Active

Campaign: NUideas

Using credit cards to pay for tuition has allowed many people to gain cash back rewards. As such, the credit card payment option had been a convenient and attractive one. The recent policy change means that many people lose the opportunity to earn that reimbursement from the bank. Besides, not everyone would like to pay via "electronic checks, checks by mail, wire transfers, payment plans via TuitionPay and International ...more »

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Template of Syllabuses for Academic Departments

Stage: In Progress

Campaign: NUideas

The Psychology Department posts a template of all the syllabuses for each section of each course being offered each semester, on their website. It is really useful for pre-registration times and course planning in general. Northeastern should make this mandatory by having other departments follow suit. I do not see why other departments have not.

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Improve Recycling in the Library

Stage: In Progress

Campaign: NUideas

Anywhere there is a garbage can, there should be a recycling bin. The average student is unfortunately most likely not going to go hunt down a recycling bin when a garbage bin is closer. There are a few near the entrances to the floors but none throughout the rest of the floor. Also, if there are ANY on the first floor, I have yet to find them (besides the one in Argo). It's so simple but it can make a huge difference. ...more »

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Get rid of the "Luminis Platform" Pop-up

Stage: Active

Campaign: NUideas

Whether you're on your own laptop or your professor is logged into myNEU in the classroom's computer, the "Luminis Platform" will pop-up unexpectedly and ask you if you want to stay logged in. This is very disruptive and unwelcome, especially when it comes when you're in the middle of class, work, etc. Please get rid of it. I don't remember this being around last year. But somehow this year... it's here?

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International Village Elevator Problem

Stage: In Progress

Campaign: NUideas

There have been some elevator issues going on in IV. Sometimes in IV East, the floor numbers that were pressed will all of a sudden switch off during the ride, after the first few people get out. The elevator then proceeds to go back down to the 1/F, forcing people to either stay in the elevator for the next ride, or get out and use a different elevator. There is also a specific elevator in IV West that will not go up ...more »

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West Village Printers

Stage: In Progress

Campaign: NUideas

Remote printers in the West Village area. Have a couple REMOTE printers in H, not just the standard printers. Put the printer outside the RA office or by a camera if safety is a concern. There needs to be more printers in the residence area of campus, specifically WV where a majority of students live.

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remote print macs

Stage: Completed

Campaign: NUideas

The remote printing must be fixed for students using Macs. The help desk has told me that the remote print software company has not updated itself for the newest version of IOS. This must be fixed or NU must choose a different remote print service because it is unacceptable for having the service to not work with Macs, which a majority of students have anyway.

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More upperclassmen scholarships

Stage: Active

Campaign: NUideas

We need more UPPERCLASSMEN scholarships available to students. I always check on the department of financial aid's website and see numerous freshmen scholarships and scholarships for students of different heritages. Both of those are great, but there needs to be more aid available to help the students that are already here. Administration needs to focus less on selling itself to prospective students and giving the top ...more »

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Google chrome on campus computers

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Campaign: NUideas

Have google chrome permanently installed on all campus computers. Most students have chrome as there default browser and most certainly use it more than internet explorer. When students have presentations in class using google docs on internet explorer there is often problems. I myself have had this. I think internet explorer is an outdated and poor browser that is not popular among students.

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IV Printer Maintenance

Stage: In Progress

Campaign: NUideas

The printer in IV is always out of paper. If it isn't out of paper, there is some kind of jam or swipe connection problem or toner problem or dead animal inside it that makes a noise when you try to print anything. I know no one can really anticipate the technical/biological problems with that printer, but can we at least put it behind a proctor's station so that people don't take the paper out for their own printers? ...more »

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