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SUNY faulted for underreporting crime data

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester, N.Y., reports that two-thirds of the State University of New York’s four-year schools reported crime statistics to the federal government that conflicted with on-campus records, and some didn’t disclose serious crimes such as sex offenses and robberies, according to a state audit released Oct. 22.

Survey: College students struggling for loans

The credit crunch has officially arrived on campus: In a new survey, private colleges report their students are finding it significantly harder to secure the private loans they need to pay tuition bills. Furthermore, nearly half of colleges say some students have been forced to take time off or go part-time as a result.

Penn student jailed for 90 days in hacking case

In a rare misdemeanor hacking case in federal court, a University of Pennsylvania bioengineering student was sentenced Oct. 21 to 90 days in prison and five years’ probation for crashing a school server in 2006, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

UIUC’s tech chief explains her school’s success

Technology and student support are cornerstones of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), so when the school was named America’s “top wired college” earlier this year, Chief Information Officer Sally Jackson knew the institution’s investments had paid dividends.