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A New Semester (updated)

SCCS is back in action for Fall 2010, with a full slate of projects on our plate.

First up is updating the online Cygnet, which is more important now that the printed Cygnet has been discontinued. Just as soon as Admissions sends us everyone’s updated housing info, we will have a Cygnet for you.
Edit: We have received all the pieces from the administration, and the updated Cygnet, which has pictures, Swatmail addresses and housing info for most students, is now live at cygnet.sccs.swarthmore.edu.

Next we will be taking stock of the Video Pit. The projector is not quite brand new anymore but still quite shiny. We will be testing all the games, replacing any scratched discs and updating outdated games (I’ve heard some whispers about FIFA 11). Some new instruments may also be in order. Across the hall in the Media Lounge, we are replacing some of the mice and keyboards and maybe even getting a few new computers.

In the neverending quest to provide a clean Video Pit for students and not for Ville rats, we are hard at work on an RFID card-swipe system for the Video Pit and Media Lounge doors.

Both our equipment/space reservation system Concierge and our task request system Los (for creating accounts, mailing lists, databases, etc) are due for major updates.

In the next few weeks we will start the “hiring” process, for anyone that wants to join the team of sysadmins. Also, a party to kick off the year is necessary. If you’re interested in updates about parties, new games, and/or “hiring”, we encourage you to join the sccs-interest mailing list or watch this space.

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