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Month: September 2012

Materials shortage affects issuing of university cards

The University of Chicago is reporting on its Web site that “due to an unprecedented materials shortage” with the manufacturer of its specialized university ID cards, the school can’t issue...

Campuses pilot NFC for access control

Villanova, University of San Francisco expanding trials in fall Andy Williams, Associate Editor, Avisian Publications Near field communication is going to college and finding the campus to be an ideal...

Are tougher security measures needed on college campuses?

The recent incident where a 26-year-old woman passed herself off as a Columbia University student shows how lax security can be at many colleges and universities. Birva Patel had been...

Advocacy groups urging colleges to issue IDs so students can vote

The push is on by some Pennsylvania advocacy groups to get voter ID-compliant cards into the hands of students before the November election. A recent survey by the Pennsylvania Public...

University of Iowa student tickets go electronic

The University of Iowa becomes another university to abandon traditional paper sports tickets, opting instead to electronically add the tickets to students’ campus cards. The change-over will begin with the...

New Hampshire students challenge state’s voter registration law

Four New Hampshire college students from three schools are suing the state, seeking to block its enforcement of the amended voter registration law. The League of Women Voters is also...

Keene State College gets new Owl Card

After a year’s worth of planning, the new Owl card at New Hampshire’s Keene State College is set to be launched with a new look and new features, including usage...
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