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Month: March 2021

Ohio State rewards students for COVID-19 testing compliance

Ohio State University is rewarding its students who complete daily health checks and fulfill COVID-19 testing requirements by offering gift cards and other prizes. Operating as a kind of loyalty program, students may win priority course scheduling, food and shopping gift cards or even MacBook computers.
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ASSA ABLOY to host mobile credential webinars

Physical access solutions provider, ASSA ABLOY, is presenting a series of webinars detailing mobile credentials on university campuses. The Coffee Time Webinar Series will present bi-weekly, one-hour virtual discussions, where attendees will hear from industry leaders and other universities as they share their perspective and experiences with optimizing the student experience through mobile credentials.

ColorID webinar series: Next steps after ID Works

Following the discontinuation of ID Works, ColorID’s Product Management team will host a series of informational webinars dedicated to the migration from ID Works to the next step in card issuance. The webinars will look at Transact’s new proprietary Entrust-based identity solution, CBORD’s new ID issuance offerings that include an integration with Fargo Connect, and a host of other alternatives.

Bridgewater State plots expansion of Starship robot delivery

Bridgewater State University was one of the first institutions in the northeast region to deploy autonomous robot delivery from Starship Technologies, offering students and faculty a valuable dining alternative. Now, the university is plotting to expand its fleet of delivery robots following early successes on campus.

New Mexico Tech develops contact tracing app

New Mexico Tech has developed its own COVID-19 contact tracing app for students, faculty and staff to leverage around the campus community. The MinerSafe app is intended to help rapidly prevent coronavirus outbreaks should anyone on campus test positive.

Transact reveals its Distinction Award winners

Integrated campus payment, ID and commerce solutions provider, Transact, has revealed the winners of its Transact 360 Distinction Awards. Announced live during a virtual Transact 360 Annual Users Conference, the annual awards honor those institutions that display a passion for leveraging technology to improve the campus and student experiences.

UC Davis entices spring break ‘staycations’ with gift card initiative

The University of California at Davis has revealed a spring break grant program that will reward students who stay on campus during spring break week with $75 gift cards. This time last year, spring break across the country was marked by sharp spikes in COVID-19 cases, with some institutions doing away with the mid-semester hiatus altogether.

George Washington amends res hall visitor management policies

George Washington University has made changes to its residence hall visitor management policies that will keep the campus in line with COVID-19 restrictions. Students living in on campus housing can now invite one guest from their residence hall into their room at a time.

Transact celebrates International Women’s Day

More than 480 team members at campus transaction and payment solutions provider, Transact, celebrated International Women’s Day today as the company reinforced its commitment to equality and inclusion. In a company-wide memorandum, CEO David Marr and VP of Human Resources, Jill Clark, called on team members to renew their commitment as One Transact.

Rice reinstates meal swipe donation program

Rice University has brought back its Guest Meal Swipe Donation Program after halting the initiative during the Fall 2020 semester. The meal swipe donation program was designed to help address food insecurity for Rice students by enabling on-campus undergrads on 20 meals-per-week plans to donate any unused meal swipes to off-campus peers.
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