Santa Clara University: Hacker changed grades of 60 students

A former SCU student brought the hacking scandal to light.

Santa Clara University’s (SCU) academic records database was recently hacked to improve the grades of more than 60 former and current undergraduate students, the university announced Monday.

The university called in the FBI, which is assisting in the ongoing investigation, according to university officials. No arrests have been reported.

“We are taking it quite seriously,” said Dennis Jacobs, Santa Clara’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We are reviewing and enhancing all security measures to reduce the likelihood of any intrusion in the future.”…Read More

Digital signage adoption skyrockets in higher education

Digital signage is moving from commerce to education.

Paper flyers are out. Digital signage is in. College students have sent the message loud and clear to their campus IT officials: They want information broadcast on-screen—and recent statistics say decision makers are listening.

Digital signs—usually large, flat-screen TVs—were once used exclusively in common campus areas like the student union.

Today, even small colleges are installing digital signs in buildings across campus, and instead of controlling the messages scrolling across these signs from a central location, IT leaders are giving control to department chiefs who can customize each sign with announcements and news items.…Read More

Santa Clara University

After a long absence from Santa Clara University, the Rev. William Rewak is returning to the Jesuit college he helped change from an exclusive oasis to a major institution focused on the social and technological changes beyond its 19th-century walls.

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