When 11,000 students arrived at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley last week they were given new identification cards, which in a sense, act as keys to the university.

The UNC Card features a picture of the student on the front, and a magnetic stripe on the back. It serves as a student ID, giving students access to campus facilities and events; as a paperless checking account, a debit card, a prepaid card, and a long distance calling card, among other things.

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