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Marc Bechtol, Cawtaba Valley Community College Student, Banned After Complaining About Branded Debit Cards

October 13, 2011

The incident began on June 20, 2011, when CVCC announced that “all curriculum students will receive a CVCC branded Debit Mastercard” in partnership with financial services company Higher One. The debit card doubles as a student ID, rendering its use essential. In order to activate his card this fall, Bechtol reportedly had to verify his Social Security number, date of birth, and student number. Bechtol began advocating against the partnership on June 23, concerned about CVCC’s sharing of students’ sensitive personal information with Higher One...

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