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Hackers Broke Into Admissions Databases at 3 Colleges - and Then Offered to Sell Applicants Their Files

3/27/19
By: The Chronicle of Higher Education

On Thursday morning a high-school senior in Texas received a strange email. "You are now presented with a unique opportunity," it said, "to purchase your entire admissions file."

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U. Chicago Law School Accidentally Sends Applicant Data to New Students

3/12/19
By: Ed Scoop

Applicants to the University of Chicago Law School had their personal information exposed this month after a senior administrator sent a mass email with the sensitive data unknowingly attached, a university spokeswoman told EdScoop.

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The Shocking Details: Excerpts From the College Admissions Criminal Complaint

3/12/19
By: The Washington Post

Following are excerpts from the explosive 204-page criminal complaint charging more than 30 wealthy people - including Hollywood actors and college coaches - in a years-long scheme to bribe and cheat to get their children into exclusive colleges and universities.

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Ex-Washington University Official Sentenced for Embezzling

3/8/19
By: Fox2Now.com

ST. LOUIS - A former executive at Washington University in St. Louis has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for embezzling roughly $400,000 from the school.

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Report: Former NC State Coach Mark Gottfried Directly Connected to Payments in NCAA Fraud Trial

3/8/19
By: Sports Illustrated

Former NC State coach Mark Gottfried has reportedly been connected to a criminal case in the federal investigation into college basketball corruption, according to ESPN. Per the report, court documents link Gottfried directly to impermissible payments to players, namely guard Dennis Smith Jr. and his father.

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Argosy University in Chicago, Accused of Misusing Financial Aid, Faces 'Devastating' Shutdown Friday, Leaving Students Scrambling

3/7/19
By: Chicago Tribune

Argosy University in Chicago likely will close Friday, days after being cut off from federal financial aid over its mishandling of the money and facing possible sanctions from the state.

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Report: Penn State Targeted in International Hacking Plot

3/6/19
By: Centre Daily Times

Penn State was among dozens of universities targeted by a Chinese hacking group as part of a far-reaching plot to steal maritime technology research meant for military use, The Wall Street Journal reported this week, citing unnamed sources.

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Former Student's Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit Against ISU Goes to Trial

3/2/19
By: Idaho State Journal

POCATELLO - The story of a former Idaho State University graduate student's federal lawsuit against the school that made international headlines when first revealed in 2015 quietly went to trial this week without a jury.

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Suburban Man Charged With ID Theft Stemming From 2015 UChicago Data Breach

3/1/19
By: NBC Chicago

A Naperville man was charged this week with stealing the identity of a west suburban couple after their personal information was compromised during a 2015 data breach at the University of Chicago, police said.

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Ex-Employees Charged with Defrauding More Than $380,000 from Utah Valley University

3/1/19
By: The Salt Lake Tribune

A husband and wife who worked at Utah Valley University for more than 15 years have been charged with taking more than $380,000 from the college through multiple alleged schemes that funneled money into their business accounts.

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