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Month: January 2021

VCU to use campus mobile app to verify student wellness, building access

Beginning January 25, Virginia Commonwealth University will use its existing campus mobile app to help verify student and faculty wellness checks and ensure the campus community is keeping with COVID-19 protocols. A new feature built into the VCU Mobile app called “Entry Pass” was developed with purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the VCU campus.

NACCU announces 2021 Board Elections results

The National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) has revealed the results of its recent electronic elections to determine the newest members of the NACCU Board of Directors. The election was held from January 20-27, 2021, with the Association's primary institutional membership voting for the two open positions.

U. of Oregon secures student valuables with Gantner smart lockers

The University of Oregon has installed Gantner smart lockers to secure student valuables on its Eugene campus. The smart locker deployment is being used throughout a major science building on the campus with multiple usage configurations ranging from daily rentals to assigned lockers for personnel and staff.

New Senate bill could require ALL campus cards to feature mental health resources

A new bill was unanimously passed in December by the United States Senate that, if signed into law, would affect campus card programs at all US colleges and universities. The bill calls for mental health resource information and hotlines to be printed on all student ID cards issued by US higher education institutions.

Mercyhurst University joins Swipe Out Hunger program

Mercyhurst University is the latest campus to join the student food insecurity non-profit, Swipe Out Hunger, enabling students to donate unused meal swipes. Spearheading the initiative at Mercyhurst, is a partnership between the university's Community Engagement and OneCard offices alongside food-service provider Parkhurst Dining.

Oregon students to use two-factor authentication when accessing university accounts

The University of Oregon is extending the use of the two-factor login platform, Duo, to secure their Duck ID student accounts. Duo has previously been required for all UO faculty, staff and graduate employees, but this latest expansion now requires all students to leverage the service as well.

TouchNet: 4 ways higher ed can create contactless campuses

With universities across the country seeking out more ways to prevent and reduce the transmission of COVID-19 on their campuses, some of the focus has been turned to finding solutions that reduce contact points during student payment and access transactions. Card transaction system provider, TouchNet, has outlined some measures that it believes universities can take to support more contactless services on campus.

CBORD expands mobile credential support to Android phones

Higher education and healthcare campus technology solutions provider, CBORD, has announced that Vanderbilt University is the first CBORD campus to launch mobile credentials on Android devices. Beginning this January, Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff are now able to add a securely-issued Commodore Card to an Android smartphone to conveniently, safely, and securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.

Transact calls for conference presentations, Distinction Awards nominations

Transact, integrated campus payment, ID and commerce solutions provider, has extended a call for its Distinction Awards nominations, as well as presentation proposals for the Transact 360 Annual User Conference due to take place virtually March 15-17, 2021. New this year, accepted presenters may direct a $500 contribution from Transact to their university in support of either a scholarship or student food insecurity fund.

Harris-Stowe State University adds ParkMobile for contactless payment on campus

Students, campus visitors and other members of the Harris-Stowe State University community will have a contactless payment option for parking using their mobile device and the ParkMobile app. ParkMobile is one of the leading providers of smart parking solutions in the U.S., and has partnered with a number of universities to deliver the mobile payment option for campus parking.

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