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Month: October 2022

Southern Connecticut State launches Kiwibot robot delivery

Southern Connecticut State University has deployed robot delivery from Kiwibot on its New Haven, Conn. campus. The university has deployed a fleet of 15 robots, operating between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.

Transact Campus expands international student payments solution

Mobile credential and payment solutions provider, Transact Campus, has updated its International Payments solution for international student payments. The platform that provides transparent payment tracking, rate details, and real-time account balance updates is now able to process disbursements faster following the latest update.

Webinar with Mohawk College details move to cloud hosted card system

Join Mohawk College, CampusIDNews, NACCU, and TouchNet for a candid conversation detailing how technology can provide automations and efficiencies to support both auxiliary services and budget pressures. Specifically, the webinar will discuss when campuses should consider cloud hosted card transaction systems.

Students, universities feeling inflation squeeze in campus dining

Rising costs are putting the pinch on consumers across the country, and the story's no different for campus dining. But the issue is dual-sided with both students and university dining services dealing with their respective challenges.

American University students question dorm lockout policy

Students at American University are asking questions about a policy dealing with students being locked out of their dorm rooms. The policy states that those living in on campus residences will be charged an administrative fee of $25 on their third lockout request starting this month.

Using the student ID to control EV charging on campus

The EV revolution is coming to universities – and with it, the need for EV charging on campus. This emerging service could be opening new roles for campus ID card, and decisions made now about how to access and manage EV charging could bring big impacts in the coming years.

UPenn student app manages meal swipe usage

A student led group of app developers at the University of Pennsylvania has created a mobile app that helps predict when students will run out of meal swipes and dining dollars. The app's Dining Analytics feature has been added to the university's official Penn Mobile app thanks to an API provided by the university.

TouchNet: Ways declining balance can benefit your campus

Campus credential and commerce solution provider, TouchNet, recently outlined its benefits to the use of declining balance accounts on campus. In the company's "10 Ways Declining Balance Accounts Can Benefit Your Campus," there's seems to be a common thread between campuses that have fared well through the last couple years, and healthy declining balance offerings.

Temple U. catapults stored value program with mobile ordering

Temple University has a robust off-campus program, bolstered by a partnership with Grubhub, that enables students to use their campus card to pay for orders on the company’s platform. The partnership has taken off since its inception at the start of this academic year, but the groundwork was laid some time ago.

NACCU Blog: The benefits of different personality types in a card office

In a recent entry to NACCU's Positive IDentity Blog, Sara Featherlin, Assistant Director of the ID Center at the University of Illinois System, discusses the importance of having a variety of personalities in the card office. Specifically, she highlights the value of having both specialists, and "multipotentialites."
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