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Former Southern University band director pocketed $293,000 in public funds, state audit says

7/22/19
By: The Advocate

Former Southern University band director Nathan Haymer used an unauthorized third party to collect public funds due to the school and then kept about $293,000 in possible violation of state and federal laws, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said in a report issued Monday.



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Ellucian Banner Security Flaw Draws Federal Concern

7/19/19
By: Inside Higher ED

The U.S. Department of Education has warned of “active and ongoing exploitation” of a security flaw in Ellucian’s Banner system that may give hackers access to student data such as grades, financial information and Social Security numbers.



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Authorities investigating bank fraud of $315,000 at UW-Parkside; 'phishing' scam blamed

7/18/19
By: Kenosha News

SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, along with federal authorities, are investigating what is being reported as bank fraud of more than $300,000 against the institution, university system officials said Thursday.

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Laptop stolen in Rome; UNL warns nearly 900 current, former ag staffers of potential data breach

7/17/19
By: Omaha World-Herald

A stolen laptop computer has caused a migraine for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

While in Rome last month, an IANR consultant’s laptop computer was pilfered. The consultant helps manage IANR retirement benefits.



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How many students cheated to get into USC? A look inside the admissions investigation

7/16/19
By: Los Angeles Times

Shortly after federal authorities took down a national college admissions scam in March, officials at USC launched their own investigation with emails to dozens of students. 



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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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