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Month: April 2015

Austin police bust fake ID ring

Fake ID use is a recurring story on college campuses nationwide. Now, a fake ID ring in Austin, near the University of Texas campus, has been busted by police. The value of the operation has an estimated worth of $70,000, with numerous pieces of card manufacturing equipment seized.

Student government pushes for campus app updates

Missouri State, like many other universities has its own mobile app. In an effort to provide a better and more valuable user experience, the university's student government association is proposing some updates to the exiting app.

Greenwich University installs wireless RFID locks in dorm

The University of Greenwich has opted for wireless RFID locks from SALTO as part of a physical access control system at a new student residence hall. The London university has opted to install the AElement line of RFID locks.

How far is too far for the university ID?

An increasing number of states are accepting campus cards for voter ID, begging the question, how far is too far for the university ID? In the early days of university IDs, Social Security numbers were routinely printed on the faces of cards, and in the time since, everything from expiration dates to birth dates have been printed on cards. Whether voter ID, age verification or use as an identity document when applying for accounts or other IDs, serious questions emerge.

PASS’ guidelines for school safety, security

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools has created a set of guidelines to help K-12 schools make decisions about campus safety and security. PASS is an organization formed by a partnership between the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA). PASS has now announced a set of guidelines intended to bring together industry experts and school administrators to make educated decisions regarding campus security implementations.

Webcams, keystroke biometrics deter cheating online

Online coursework is commonplace at universities across the country, with students flocking to the digital classroom in significant numbers. With this trend comes a new wrinkle to academic dishonesty and a new challenge for universities. One of the online course monitoring systems now available is being offered by ProctorU, a company that's using webcams and keystroke biometrics to verify students' identities for online coursework, with the hopes of mitigating academic dishonesty and fraud.

We’ll come to you

Maintenance and repair are vital pieces to the university card office operation, but the process can be daunting when you consider that card issuance could be put on hold while a university waits for the repairs to be made. Thankfully, there's more than one way to navigate this process. Identification Systems Group (ISG) talks about the service and maintenance options that are available to universities when it comes time to repair card office resources.

Contest sees student photo adorn campus card

A contest at Southern Illinois Carbondale saw students snap their own photos around campus in the hopes of winning the ultimate prize -- their photo printed on all new IDs, and a university bookstore gift card. The contest marks another great way for university card offices to engage with students, while adding a personal element to the campus card design.

Buffalo students use app to reserve laundry machines

Buffalo students will use a new mobile app to reserve laundry machines on campus. The app is being offered through a partnership between the university's campus dining and shops department and CBORD. The app leverages the CBORD Mobile ID platform and enables students to make reservations, as well as view wait times and machine statuses.

DePauw to update meal plan structure

DePauw is set to update its meal plan, moving away from an existing declining balance system to join the industry-standard single swipe structure. The move to the new meal plan structure will officially take hold at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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