Gainous’ paperless future problematic

President Gainous said he wants FAMU to be a “paperless university.” Nevertheless, we can’t because the internet hardly ever works. This is entirely unacceptable for a school attempting to update their computers to the latest in technology

A breaking news story, though tragic and sad, has broken and we can’t do the research required because the internet has crashed, again. Sure we could read the limited amount of information other newspapers offer, but it’s not the same as doing the research yourself and finding information others don’t have.

It’s very flattering for the internet to collapse around campus again. Wasn’t it President Gainous who said he wanted a “paperless” university? Yet, in order for us to accomplish that, the computer systems around the university have to be reliable. Presently, they aren’t.

Let’s take a journey back to the first two weeks of school when the internet and networks around campus were similarly ineffective. Most recently administration didn’t hesitate to cancel students’ classes regardless of their guilt of innocence. Ample responsibility belonged to the failure of the computers.

Students were lined up for miles all over the campus because of the miserable failure of President Gainous’ “paperless university”.

The question is, how can we “move on up” if we can’t function at the level we’re on? The answer; like Humpty Dumpty let’s work on putting our shell back together before it goes beyond repair.

We all love FAMU, greatly. We wouldn’t have come here if we didn’t have some type of connection or respect for the school, but things need to be done.

Talk and no action equals foolhardiness.

Robyn K. Mizelle for The Famuan.