Mercer Cluster

Mobile student ID coming soon to Android devices

Mobile student ID coming soon to Android devices

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 1, 2020

The Office of Auxiliary Services anticipates that 2,500 users will sign up for a mobile ID card once the Android option is available.

Bear Card not working? The new digital Bear Card could be to blame

Bear Card not working? The new digital Bear Card could be to blame

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

January 30, 2020

Students across campus have been noticing that their physical Bear Cards are no longer working. Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said in an email to the Cluster that this change isn’t completely unexpected.

How do students feel about the digital Bear Card three months later?

A student tries to use a backup near-field communication battery to access a Blackboard Transact reader.

Ian Henshaw, Staff Photographer

October 9, 2019

Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said he hoped the new option would bring the community choice and convenience. Now that students have had the opportunity to try this new technology, some are left feeling disappointed.

Opinion: An open letter to my Bear Card

Opinion: An open letter to my Bear Card

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor

August 15, 2019

The new digital student IDs promise convenience and greater ease of access, but why are they only available to Apple users?

New for iPhone and Apple Watch: The Bear Card

This year, students can get their Bear Card on their phone if it is an Apple device.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

August 14, 2019

Students and faculty at Mercer University can ditch their plastic IDs, known as Bear Cards, for a digital version this year — if they have an Apple device, that is.

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