Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Fairbanks borough, university, eye free bus rides

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rising gas prices plus increased on-campus parking fees are leading to different–and possibly free–options to get to school. For example, the University of Alaska is looking at a partnership with a Fairbanks borough that would provide free bus rides to any student, faculty or staff with a university ID card.

One university system spokesperson said that rising gasoline costs plus parking fees could leave some students and staff paying up to $10 a day to commute and park.

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St. Petersburg College and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority have launched the new Universal Pass initiative, which enables SPC students and employees to ride the bus for free by showing their university ID as they board.

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A new initiative at Marquette University is giving every freshman and sophomore student living in a university residence hall a reusable takeout container to be used at the university’s dining halls.

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A new initiative at James Madison University is giving students the opportunity to put their social media skills to good use, and win prizes for their efforts.

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University of Queensland students who use public transit to get to campus can be fined $227 if they fail to present the new Tertiary Transport Concession Card, their university ID and their Go Card while using public transport.

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Michigan State students attempting to attend football games without purchasing a ticket could be in for a surprise this season, as the university is cracking down on access to Spartan Stadium’s student section.

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Preferred names on student IDs have been a hot topic on campuses recently, and it seems that the trend has crossed the border to Canada.

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