- Baker Dunleavy signs five-year contract extension
- New Haven issues a Public Health Alert after over 90 people overdose
- Quinnipiac men’s basketball finalizes 2018-19 schedule
- Quinnipiac men’s basketball unveils non-conference slate
- Quinnipiac women’s basketball announces non-conference schedule
- New QCards show more face and less branding for easier identification
- President Judy Olian to ‘shape Quinnipiac’s bright future’ with students
- Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey releases 2018-19 schedule
- Sleeping Giant State Park closed indefinitely after tornado damage
- Quinnipiac partners with People’s United Bank
WRECK: Catch 22 of QU’s Energy Efficiency
Quinnipiac seems to have three main loves: 24/7 construction, Irish Famine sculptures, and conserving energy. The last one, however, is more of a joke than anything because hardly any residents on campus make any effort to throw their recyclables into the separate bin or be “green,” in any sense. Instead of tackling that problem, Quinnipiac now has you covered for a different aspect of energy efficiency.
Recently the university constructed (see main love No. 1) Q-card activated lamps in the library cubicles. The card is inserted for power and the light will instantly turn on and quickly after the card is removed, the light turns off. Despite this seemingly fantastic idea, I am baffled and dumbfounded by the number of Q-cards I’ve found abandoned in the slots of these lights. Not to mention, it’s kind of awkward to have a light lit on one side of the cubicle, but not the other if no one is next to you.
It’s annoying. And I can confess I’ve nearly forgotten to remove my Q-card on several occasions. But for those who are struggling with me on this topic, I must tell you that I have good news; instead of using your Q-card, insert the laminated sign above each slot. This impersonates the Q-card and activates the bulb. Quinnipiac students: take consideration we can’t remember simple things, but we’re really good at using our resources to resolve problems.