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Monroe College Hacked

7/11/19
By: Norwood News

Monroe College in Fordham has been reportedly hacked, with hackers demanding $2 million worth of Bitcoin to undo the now encrypted files.

The breach, first reported by the New York Daily News, is now being investigated by the NYPD. Monroe College, founded in 1933, has campuses in Fordham, Manhattan, and New Rochelle in Westchester County. The website is currently down.



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Lawsuit: Michigan State Defrauded Companies, Breached Contracts, Took Over Years of Work

7/10/19
By: Lansing State Journal

LANSING — Two companies are suing Michigan State University and the executive director of MSU Technologies for fraud and breach of contract.

Composite Innovation Group and its subsidiary Atomic Composites, both based in Detroit, say the university tried to license them rights to an invention meant to protect soldiers and football players and other athletes without taking the steps necessary to secure patents.



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Former Coaches' Actions Bring Possible NCAA Sanctions to NC State

7/10/19
By: Wral Sports Fan

Raleigh, N.C. — The NCAA on Tuesday officially put North Carolina State University on notice about alleged recruiting violations committed within the men's basketball program during the tenure of Mark Gottfried. It also suggested that both Gottfried and his then-assistant Orlando Early could be punished with a "show-cause" penalty, which could impact their current and future employability.



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US News Request Data Certification From University of Oklahoma Chairman and President

7/9/19
By: U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report was told by the University of Oklahoma that it submitted inflated alumni giving data to U.S. News for many years. Oklahoma University also disclosed to U.S. News that, for many years, Oklahoma University’s Health Sciences Center’s data was incorrectly included with Oklahoma University's data reported to U.S. News for our Best Colleges rankings.



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Explosion Rocks University of Nevada Dormitory, Minor Injuries Reported

7/5/19
By: ABC News

Authorities are blaming a 'mechanical failure' for the explosion Friday afternoon that rocked a dormitory on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, causing minor injuries.

University police told Reno ABC affiliate KOLO that it appeared some sort of mechanical failure in the basement led to the explosion, which resulted in major damage to the Argenta Hall dorm.



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Community College Employees Indicted

7/3/19
By: The Ouachita Citizen

A federal grand jury indicted Carol Bates, 48, Faith Alexander, 27, and Marquise Perry, 34, all of Shreveport, last week for stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC).



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Audit: MCCC Had 'Significant Deficiency and Noncompliance' in Financial Aid Disbursements

7/2/19
By: The Trentonian

TRENTON — Mercer County Community College has miscalculated student enrollment and mishandled federal and state financial aid awards due to a “significant deficiency” in internal control, according to the findings of a recently released audit report.



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UConn Slapped with Two-Year Probation for NCAA Violations Under Kevin Ollie

7/2/19
By: New York Post

HARTFORD, Conn. — UConn’s men’s basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.



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Wright State Violated State Law Through Nonprofit's Real Estate Deals, Investigation Finds

7/2/19
By: Dayton Daily News

Double Bowler Properties Corp., an affiliated entity of WSU, was at the center of the OIG investigation that launched in 2017 and concluded with findings on Tuesday.



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State Auditor Calls CSU's Financial Practices Into Question

7/1/19
By: Long Beach Business Journal

The state auditor, Elaine Howle, released an audit critical of the California State University (CSU) system’s surplus funds and transportation policies on June 20, taking issue with financial practices that could impact students. CSU Chancellor Timothy White was quick to respond, and in an interview with the Business Journal that day, repeatedly called the auditor’s report “misleading.”



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