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ID cards for zombies on college campuses?

Chris Corum   ||   Mar 24, 2011  ||   

So zombies might not be the typical badge holders on campus but as the campus game known as Humans vs. Zombies spreads we may see a new use for the student ID. This week at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, zombie students tried to tag human students to turn them into zombies, while humans defended themselves with nerf dart guns.

Participants sign up online to play and receive a ‘human’ ID card. When a zombie tags a human, he claims his victim’s ID number and logs the kill online. The human then becomes a zombie and can join the hunt.

One zombie told a reporter for the Plain Dealer, “It’s a lot of fun … you meet people from every major and talk to people you would have never talked to.” And a faculty member added, “This school has a reputation of people sitting in their rooms doing chemistry homework so to see someone running around campus at full speed is good.”

Humans vs. Zombies first started at Goucher College in Baltimore but is now played on campuses around the world.

While the human ID at Case Western is not the official campus card, could this be the next application for our campus card system providers?

Read more about the Case Western battle here

Read more about the game, its rules and software support

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