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Ohio University Systems Left Vulnerable in Software Breach

12/22/21
By: Government Technology

Kent State University is among 24 organizations identified by the Wall Street Journal as having software on its computers that gave hackers potential access to data.

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NCAA report: Florida football dealing with recruiting violations, sanctions and probation

12/22/20
By: Dawg Nation

Florida football violated NCAA recruiting contact rules twice between January and March of 2019, leading to ongoing sanctions per an NCAA.org report.

Some of the penalties doled out by the Division I Committee on Infractions have already been served, while others pending will put a dent into future Gators’ football recruiting efforts.



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Case In Point: Lessons for the proactive manager

12/18/20
By: Auburn University

This edition of Case in Point marks the completion of twelve years of publication. I have often made the comment in the December issue about how fast the year has gone. The end of the year seemed to creep up quickly, but it also feels as though this year has gone on forever.

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FEDERAL RESEARCH: Agencies Need to Enhance Policies to Address Foreign Influence

12/17/20
By: U.S. Government Office of Accountability

To protect U.S. investments in scientific research from undue foreign influence, federal agencies should have conflict of interest policies and require researchers to disclose foreign interests.

Two of the 5 agencies we reviewed do not have agency-wide financial conflict of interest policies, and none of the 5 have non-financial policies (e.g., for researchers with multiple professional appointments). But all require researchers to disclose some non-financial interests in grant proposals—like foreign-provided lab space.



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Could Universities’ Use of Surveillance Software Be Putting Students at Risk?

12/17/20
By: The State of Security

Life for university students has changed massively during the coronavirus pandemic, as it has for all of us. While some in-person lectures and seminars are still taking place, there has been a big shift to remote learning. This has, perhaps understandably, led to concerns about how well students are engaging with this way of studying.

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CSU San Marcos was hacked in October

12/14/20
By: Ed Scoop

California State University, San Marcos announced on Sunday that its students were notified of a successful hacking incident in October that resulted in school directory information being stolen from the university.

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Penn State Fraud Case

12/13/20
By: Fox8

According to court documents, a former Penn State employee has been charged with fraud, accused of purchasing computer and technology equipment, meant for the university servers, and selling it for his own personal profit.

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Texas Tech HSC informs patients of potential data breach

12/10/20
By: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center on Thursday announced that it has sent letters to patients who have have been impacted by a third-party vendor's data breach the university learned about this fall.

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Temple Fined $700,000 in Rankings Scandal

12/7/20
By: Inside Higher Ed

Temple University will pay the U.S. Education Department $700,000 to settle the department's complaints about the way the university lied to U.S. News & World Report for years about the online M.B.A. offered by its Fox School of Business, in a successful effort to obtain top rankings and to attract students.

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University for Fox School of Business Falsifying U.S. News & World Report Business School Rankings

12/4/20
By: U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a settlement agreement with Temple University for what the Department alleges are false representations to U.S. News & World Report to bolster the school's ranking in the annual U.S. News college rankings. The Department's investigation probed the alleged submission of false information by Temple's Fox School of Business and Management ("Fox School") to U.S. News & World Report between 2014 and 2018. 

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