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Webster U Faces Federal Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Allegations

7/1/19
By: St. Louis Public Radio

A federal civil rights office has opened an investigation into whether Webster University mishandled complaints of sexual harassment.



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Audit Faults Fitchburg State University on Emergency Training Documentation

7/1/19
By: Scott O'Connell- Telegram & Gazette Staff

A recent audit of Fitchburg State University determined the school hasn’t been keeping records of its resident assistants being trained to help students during emergencies, the state auditor’s office announced Friday.



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3 Women Accused of Stealing $1 Million in Financial Aid From Fullerton College

6/29/19
By: The Mercury News

Three San Bernardino County women were arrested Thursday, June 27, and accused of stealing more than $1 million in federal student financial aid through Fullerton College in a scheme in which authorities say they enrolled hundreds of mostly non-existent students, successfully applied for grants and loans and then pocketed the money.



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University of Chicago, Google Sued for Healthcare Data Breach

6/27/19
By: MRC Newsbusters- Alexander Dolhun

On June 26, Google and the University of Chicago’s medical center were hit with a lawsuit over what Jay Elelson, founder of law firm Edelson PC, says he believes is the “most significant health care data breach case in our nation’s history.” 



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Oregon State Experiences Security Breach

6/26/19
By: The Daily Barometer- Shi Herring

According to Clark, the privacy incident occurred in the beginning of May when an OSU employee’s account was hacked and used to send phishing emails nationally. Clark said the university does not know if any information was used or copied, but they do know that the hacker had access to 636 student and family records. 



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Audit: W.Va School's Inventory System Doesn't Protect Assets

6/21/19
By: WVVA News

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A legislative audit says a West Virginia college’s inventory management system isn’t properly recording state assets or safeguarding them from misuse, abuse or fraud.



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University of California Takes Steps to Combat Fraud Amid College Admissions Scandal

6/21/19
By: Fox 5 News

OAKLAND, Calif. — The University of California is making a series of changes to help combat fraud after an admissions scandal involving several colleges nationwide.



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CSU Secretly Stashed Away $1.5 Billion Surplus, Auditor Says

6/20/19
By: San Francisco Chronicle

The California State University system amassed a surplus of more than $1.5 billion over 10 years, hiding it from students and the public even as the trustees doubled tuition to nearly $6,000 and collected rising amounts of state funding, the state’s independent auditor said Thursday.

 



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Audit: LSU Violating Rules on Admissions Standards

6/19/19
By: KATC News

The Louisiana Board of Regents reported results today of an audit of how state universities are implementing admissions standards.
The audit found that LSU accepted almost twice as many students by exception than allowable under state minimum admission criteria. In addition, auditors discovered several campuses with significant data errors that hindered compliance determination.
Regents announced an audit of all four-year universities last August aimed at measuring compliance with the state’s minimum admissions standards. Since then, student data for the fall of 2018 from the Statewide Student Profile System has been analyzed by Regents’ auditors to determine compliance with the minimum standards and allowable student admission exceptions.


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Colleges and Universities Must Now Report all Litigation to the U.S. Department of Education

6/19/19
By: Thompson Coburn LLP

On March 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released much anticipated guidance (the 2019 Guidance) detailing how the agency would go about implementing the 2016 version of its complex and controversial “borrower defense” rule (the 2016 Rule).

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