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Skipping class? NAU high-tech system will know

• Arizona Republic

Students who are thinking about sleeping late and skipping that morning class may have a new incentive to roll out of bed at one Arizona university this fall.

Northern Arizona University will install an electronic system that detects when each student with an ID card walks through the door to some large classrooms. The system will produce an attendance report for the instructor.


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Comment by Powell Gammill
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You know, campus rules mandate you carry the card.  They don't mandate you don't carry the card wrapped in aluminum foil -- a Faraday cage will kill the RFID -- and force them to take manual attendance or slander you with false accusations of absenteeism. A little class action to assist with your tuition next year.  Get enough class members in large classes to go along and the whole thing collapses.

Comment by Powell Gammill
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This is what our tax money is spent for?  To monitor whether adults who are paying nearly $8,000 a year are attending the classes they pay for!

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