Staff Editorial

Too many rumors about the soon to be implemented Campus OneCard have been circulating among the BGSU community, unfortunately The BG News is unable to squelch many of these rumors.

In an attempt to gather more information regarding this program, we tried at least four times to contact the project’s steering committee co-chairman, all without avail.

Jeff Nelson, the co-chairman, assured Undergraduate Student Government that no policy decisions would be made without feedback from students and faculty.

The BG News attempted multiple times to contact Nelson for this story, but he failed to return our phone calls and e-mails. More, when the Bookstore operator caught him running out the door she notified us that he was “too busy with the OneCard implementation process.”

The co-chairman of the OneCard committee was too busy to communicate to the students of this University concerning a program that will directly affect them?

Therefore, The BG News can not quiet these rumors.

Last February, graduate student Tamara Rice, the Graduate Student Senate voice for OneCard, said, “I am confident the executive committee will not make any decisions without student input.”

However, students are still left in the dark and do not feel as if they are a part of the decision-making process. When it comes to issues that directly affect the student body, their voice should be heard.

This is especially true about financial decisions.

The Campus OneCard would provide members of the University community with a universal account to complete both on and off-campus transaction activities.

Since the card would impact students, why are students not being notified on the subject?

Students at this University should know of the latest decisions regarding their financial options.

The idea of a Campus OneCard is a good one, which is why it would be nice to know if it will in fact be implemented for the students on campus.

The card may provide an ideal solution for students seeking a single source for all of their financial needs.

If only communication from the University were as efficient as the product the new system promises to offer, the goals of the program may be better realized.