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UC Berkeley to Pay $2.35 M Clery Fine

(Excerpts from Campus Safety Article) The University of California (UC) Berkeley and U.S. Department of Education came to a settlement agreement on September 9 regarding the school’s violation of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The university will pay a $2.35 million…

Pulling the Plug on Fall Sports

(Excerpts from Inside Higher Ed Article) The Big Ten and Pac-12, which include powerhouse and profitable Division I football teams such as Ohio State and Pennsylvania State Universities and the Universities of Oregon and California, Berkeley, announced on Aug. 11 that fall sports competition will be on pause until…

University of Michigan Grapples with Claims of Doctor’s Sexual Abuse

(Excerpt from Campus Safety News Article) UM officials believe that Dr. Robert Anderson, who worked at the school from the mid-1960s through 2003, sexually assaulted athletes during routine physicals and injury exams. The alleged assaults came to light in 2018 when a former UM wrestler sent a letter to…

Lehigh University Agrees to Pay $200,000 Settlement to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Arising from Convicted Professor’s Grant Fraud

(Excerpt from the Department of Justice release) United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay $200,000 and abide by compliance requirements in connection with any application seeking federal grant funds or cooperative agreements with any federal agency. The settlement agreement…

Four Chinese Nationals Charged with Visa Fraud while Conducting Research in the U.S.

Allegations of supplying false information were made against Xin Wang, a visiting researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Kaikai Zhao, a graduate student at Indiana University studying artificial intelligence; Juan Tang, a visiting cancer researcher at the University of California (UC), Davis; and Chen Song, a visiting…