Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Twitter helps university police catch ID card thief

Monday, December 10, 2012

Police used social media, in this case Twitter, to identify a person who stole a student’s Oklahoma State University ID card and used it to buy books at the bookstore. The thief then resold the books for cash.

According to a university spokesperson, police had security camera footage of the suspect but could not identify him. Police then posted a snapshot of the suspect on the school’s police Twitter page, seeking assistance from students.


The page had 10,000 hits in two hours and within four hours police had received four tips identifying the same person.

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The State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill has selected the Agilysys’ Eatec inventory and procurement system and InfoGenesis point of sale system to streamline the university’s food service operations. The new system integrates with the institution’s CardSmith mealplan and campus card system, and will manage more than 3,500 meals each day at nine campus-dining facilities.

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Bitcoin ATMs could be installed at Canada’s Simon Fraser University as early as this fall, provided university officials approve a pilot project that is under consideration.

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File this one under “creepy” in the archives. A phony med student at the University of Auckland has university officials rethinking their ID card protocols after the student attended lectures and conducted cadaver dissections as part of a program he was not admitted to.

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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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