May 15, 2008
Vol. 27 No. 16

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    NSIT redesigns Chicago Card for easier identification, access to campus buildings

    By Jena Dropela
    News Office

    The Identification and Privileges Office is introducing an improved version of the Chicago Card and is in the process of issuing it to new University faculty, staff and students.

    The card will feature a new vertical orientation, with the University logo on top and a photograph of the school’s characteristic Gothic buildings set against the Chicago skyline on the bottom.

    This orientation will allow University members to attach their cards to lanyards, making access to libraries, dining halls and other University facilities more efficient.

    Additionally, most of the information previously included on the front of the card, such as the library barcode and the ID number, will be redistributed to its back to streamline presentation.

    “The new Chicago ID Card is the result of an extensive, collaborative effort across campus to create a card that enables improved identification and University affiliation for card-holders,” said Greg Anderson, Senior Director of NSIT General Services.

    The University will first issue the card to new students, faculty and staff, and then will begin replacing cards of all University members.