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Former Stony Brook University Professor Sentenced For Stealing Cancer Research Funds

10/8/20
By: Daily Voice

An ex-professor at Stony Brook University will spend time in prison after admitting to stealing state and federal funding that was earmarked for cancer research.

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Former Southern University Band Director pleads guilty to stealing band funds

10/7/20
By: WBRZ

Nathan Haymer, the former director of the world-famous Human Jukebox entered a guilty plea in federal court to a charge of embezzlement Wednesday afternoon.

Haymer admitted in federal court that he submitted at least 15 fraudulent invoices to Southern University for band expenses but kept the money for his own personal use.

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Don’t Be a Target for Internet Fraud

10/2/20
By: Inside Higher Ed

The first things you will notice when entering Montgomery College’s Cybersecurity Center and Lab are the large video panels around the room that show a steady stream of cyberattacks represented by lines connecting attackers and targets on a world map. The displays show known cyberattacks, which are instantly blocked. It can be mesmerizing just watching the map’s activity, with attacks touching almost every part of the world, until you remember that each is an attempt to commit theft, fraud or another crime.

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Auditors: Tunxis Community College reimbursed $82K in travel expenses, including pricey stay on Las Vegas strip, in violation of state policies

10/1/20
By: Hartford Courant

State auditors, in a report released Thursday, found that Tunxis Community College in Farmington “repeatedly” violated state travel policies by reimbursing an employee for more than $82,000 in travel expenses in 2016 and 2017, including a pricey stay on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Montgomery College lost $2.8 million in ‘fraud scheme’ last year

10/1/20
By: Bethesda Magazine

Montgomery College lost $2.8 million in a fraud scheme last year, according to a financial audit released Thursday afternoon.

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Cybercriminal Breaches University Student’s Records

10/1/20
By: The Bengal

If you’re an Idaho State University student or alumnus, you may have had your personal data breached in a ransomware attack. The ISU Foundation sent out a letter on Aug. 28 warning students of the possibility that their data had been accessed by a cybercriminal.

Blackbaud, the third-party cloud software company the university is client to, discovered the breach on May 20, but the attack itself could’ve been as early as Feb. 7. With the help of independent experts and law enforcement, Blackbaud was able to stop the cybercriminal from accessing their fully encrypted files and expelled them from the system.



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Case in Point: Lessons for the proactive manager

9/30/20
By: Auburn University

Back in March when we moved to remote operations, I never imagined we would still be operating (largely) this way as we move into the final quarter of 2020. Yet here we are and despite the challenges, we continue to carry out the unique mission of higher education through education, research, and outreach.

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Furloughed Rutgers employees' identities stolen

9/28/20
By: My central Jersey

When more than a score of Rutgers employees in the university's library system and Graduate School of Education filed for unemployment this summer after they had been furloughed, they were met with a surprise.

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‘University of California Admissions Disgrace’

9/28/20
By: Inside Higher Ed

The scandal involving admissions at the University of California has gotten worse since Tuesday, when the state auditor released a report that was harshly critical of UC -- and in particular its Berkeley campus -- for "improper influence in admissions decisions." The report says the university system "has not treated applicants fairly or consistently." And the report made clear that the scandal was not just about Varsity Blues.

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Audit of UA program finds records missing

9/27/20
By: Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Missing documentation over five years of a federally funded program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville led auditors to conclude that a potential $1,571,984 liability exists.

The University of Arkansas System audit team examined UA's Student Support Services grant program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program aims to help low-income and first-generation college students.



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