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By: The Harvard Crimson

Former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand and Harvard College parent Jie “Jack” Zhao will go on trial in December on charges they allegedly conspired to secure admission to Harvard for Zhao’s two sons with bribes totaling $1.5 million.

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Years of Alzheimer's research were based on a key finding. Now an investigation alleges it was faked, and the work may have been wasted.

By: Insider

A seminal 2006 study of Alzheimer's disease might contain fabricated results, an investigation from Science magazine found.

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Deakin University data breach impacts 47,000 students

By: ACS Information Age

The personal information of 46,980 Deakin University students have been stolen in a data breach, of which almost 10,000 of which received an SMS scam message shortly after.

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Northcentral University Announces Data Breach Affecting Sensitive Student Information


Recently, Northcentral University (“NCU”) confirmed that the company experienced a data breach after an unauthorized party gained access to sensitive student data contained on the school’s network. According to the Northcentral University, the breach resulted in the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and student identification numbers of affected students being compromised. On July 15, 2022, Northcentral University filed an official notice of the breach and sent out data breach letters to all affected parties.

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Oklahoma State University Settles HIPAA Case with OCR for $875,000

By: HIPAA Journal

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced that Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) has agreed to settle a HIPAA investigation stemming from a web server hacking incident and has agreed to pay a financial penalty of $875,000 to resolve potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.

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Columbia’s Fall From U.S. News’s Ranking Casts Doubt on Other Universities at the Top

By: Observer

A Columbia math professor exposed misleading data that landed the school a No. 2 ranking, raising questions about the ranking system and whether other universities deserve their top spots.

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VCU Health Notifies Patients of Transplant Donor, Recipient PHI Data Breach

By: Health It Security

Transplant donor records were available to transplant recipients at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCU Health) as early as January 2006, the health system informed patients recently. The incident impacted 4,441 donors and recipients.

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Former Catholic College CFO Paul McCown Sentenced To Prison For $15 Million Fraud

By: Cowboy State Daily

The former chief financial officer of Wyoming Catholic College was sentenced in federal court Friday to three years and five months in prison for defrauding an investor out of $15 million. 

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Ransomware attack caused ongoing Napa Valley College internet and phone system outage

By: Napa County Farm Bureau Foundation

The Napa Valley College website and network systems were knocked offline as the result of a ransomware attack roughly two weeks ago, a spokesperson for the school has confirmed.

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Former Women's Soccer Coach at the University of Southern California Sentenced in College Admissions Case

By: The United States Attorney's Office District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – The former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California (USC) was sentenced yesterday for her involvement in a bribery scheme to facilitate the admission of applicants to selective colleges and universities as purported athletic recruits.

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