The UC Computer Commons contains 73 Dell desktops, four iMacs, three HP black and white LaserJet printers, a color LaserJet printer and a Canon scanner. The following is a story of a student who spent her entire day in the computer lab.
Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Double doors to enter and exit the lab take up the south side wall. Plenty of ceiling light fixtures make the room bright. The color of the carpet is a mixture of blue, gray and tan. The chairs differ in color from burgundy, bright yellow and navy blue. All but one wall is made of red brick. The west wall is plain white paint with windows peering out to the first floor of the University Center.
Four students are sitting in various spots. The sound of students and faculty walking and chatting outside fill the room, louder than the light typing of keyboards. Each student’s face is glued to the screen of their computer.