The Information Technology department of Albion has announced today that they will be updating the Albion1Cards to chip-reading technology. Albion has decided to follow major credit card companies to make students’ IDs more secure.
Daniel Mever, Chief Information Officer, believes the students will see a real benefit from the updates.
“At Albion, we really value security,” Mever said. “We understand that more than anything, students need to keep their Baldwin meal swipes and the ten dollars their parents gave them safe from hackers.”
The chip-reader cards will go into effect at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. The IT department has estimated that the card-reader cards will slow down transactions by 15%.
“We definitely foresee longer lines at Baldin and the Eat Shop,” Mever said. “The first few weeks of the semester, we’ll probably see a lot of confusion on whether or not the cash register accepts the chip.”
Regardless, Mever hopes that the chip readers will be as graciously accepted by the Albion community as they have been in the retail world.
(Part of the Plebian — April Fools edition)