Archive for September, 2012

07 Sep 2012

UNL student’s ID used to download journals

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An emerging problem noted with university libraries is foreign entities “hacking” into their systems without authorization and downloading the academic journals in their collections. This is frustrating as it is “robbing” their collections. Additionally, as there is usually no monetary loss to the institution and no way to recover or assess the damages caused by […]

07 Sep 2012

Suspected thief forgets ID card

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A thief with an extensive criminal history has been tracked down and charged by the police after he left his state I.D. on the seat of a car he had been burglarizing. This marks the 14th time since 2006 that Charles Bach Shaffer III has been charged with criminal activity. On August 25th Shaffer was […]

07 Sep 2012

Philadelphia Schools Start Using NFC Student ID Cards

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Some of the schools in the Philadelphia school system have begun using new types of ID cards for their students. The new ID cards have the capability to allow parents, teachers, and school officials to see where the students are at all times during their commute and during the school day. Read the full article […]

07 Sep 2012

Is your college kid’s ID safe?

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College students are more susceptible to identity theft than parents may initially believe. In fact, 23 percent of identity theft complaints come from young adults in the 18-24 year age group, reason being college students are typically naive, distracted, and socially transparent. Parents should take this opportunity to inform, educate, and empower their college-bound kids […]

06 Sep 2012

Why College Debit Cards are Beneficial

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With the new school year upon us, many college students are returning to campus. They are also trying to figure out how to pay for their tuition, books, and other living expenses. Juggling college expenses can be tough for young people, and it is important that they learn how to manage their money early on […]

06 Sep 2012

New student-designed ID card on hand for Kentucky university – CR80News

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Northern Kentucky University is now using id cards designed by the university student.This activity was started by former SGA president who thought to do something new.Andrew Stewart was the student who won the 300$ prize.The design is unique because the card has student id number now and “All Card” tag.it makes the card unique. Read […]

05 Sep 2012

Voter IDs Will Protect the Elderly Vote

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Despite the fact that voting is one of the only times every American citizen is seen as equal regardless of race, sex, status or income, many elderly U.S. citizens feel that new voter ID laws will be taking this privilege away from them and silencing their voices. Many states have now put new voter ID […]

05 Sep 2012

South Carolina voter ID law trial winds down

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South Carolina, a state that has one of the strictest voting laws, will have its closing arguments on September 24 regarding voter ID. With the November 6 election being so close, South Carolina and three other states, Ohio, Texas, and Pennsylvania have ruled on their voting laws. The question under scrutiny was whether their voting […]