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Pitt lifting pandemic access control restrictions

The University of Pittsburgh is lifting its on-campus, access control restrictions for university buildings. The initial access control protocols were instated following the arrival of the pandemic in 2020.

Report illustrates benefit of campus food pantries

A new survey of university students is pointing to the tangible benefits -- including boosted physical and mental health and improved sleep -- that campus food pantries offer to students in need. A growing number of universities across the country have devoted energy and funding to maintain on-campus food pantries in an effort to alleviate food insecurity amongst the student population.

Campus smart locker system leveraging ELATEC NFC readers

A smart locker system from iLockerz is leveraging ELATEC readers to support the full range of campus credentials including NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy. The iLockerz solutions enables students to check out laptops and tablets on demand using a student ID card or smartphone credential.

Chinese initiative pilots NFC mobile ID for elementary school students

A new NFC mobile ID initiative in China is enabling elementary school students to make payments and provide proof of ID using special NFC mobile devices. The pilot program will leverage a digital yuan mobile wallet device that enables students to make payments to designated merchants on and off campus.

Atrium to bring checkout-free dining to campus

Campus card system vendor, Atrium, has teamed with retail technology vendor Zippin on a push designed to bring checkout-free meals, grocery shopping and retail to colleges and universities. The concept is similar to what Amazon is doing with its own grocery stores.

Flybuy, Apex Order Pickup Solutions partnership for digital locker pickup

Radius Networks and Apex Order Pickup Solutions have partnered to provide restaurants and retailers with a frictionless locker pickup experience. The partnership will integrate location technology to enable restaurants and retailers to place food orders in a locker at the optimal time to maximize food freshness and locker capacity.

U. of Denver community reacts to ‘checkoutless’ store

The University of Denver campus community has been shopping a bit differently of late, with two new checkoutless store on campus enabling visitors to walk in, select items and leave all without visiting a POS to pay. The checkoutless store concept is being provided in part by food service provider Sodexo in partnership with AiFi, an AI platform that enables autonomous shopping solutions.

Penn State students donate $30k to Swipe Out Hunger

Penn State University students amassed $30,000 in donations from unused meal dining dollars from their meal plans. The donations were accrued during Earth Week this past April, with Penn State students donating to the university's Student Emergency Fund.

Morehead State publishes informative campus card video

Morehead State has produced an informative video detailing its EagleCard campus credential. The video offers a great depiction of the capabilities of the student ID card and where students and staff can leverage the card around campus.

Brown University to launch virtual ID, mobile ordering

Members of the Brown University community will be able to use a new mobile version of their Brown IDs beginning next fall, thanks to a partnership with transaction system provider, Atrium. The move to mobile will enable the campus community to pay with meal credits, points or Bear Bucks at dining halls, as well as access recreational facilities and campus shuttle services without a physical ID card.

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