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11/22/2021
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A scholarship application vendor exposed 1.5 terabytes of data, researchers find

SmarterSelect, a company that manages applications for academic scholarships and grants, was recently discovered to have misconfigured a Google Cloud Storage bucket, leaving millions of records exposed on the internet, according to new research from UpGuard. While the leak was fixed last month, it exposed 1.5 terabytes of data, collected by numerous programs that offer financial aid, including application essays that revealed some of the most intimate details of students’ lives. Benjamin Freed has more.


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University of Iowa open coworking space for remote employees

The University of Iowa opened a coworking space this month for remote and hybrid employees to hold meetings and stop between appointments on campus, as part of a campuswide initiative to reexamine work-from-home policy. The coworking space is at a former mall in Iowa City and includes meeting rooms outfitted with technology to hold hybrid meetings, including cameras, microphones and streaming hardware, university planning analyst Margaret Vogel told EdScoop. The coworking space is in a building that was formerly a mall, and so there are dining options downstairs and parking as well as a kitchenette inside the space, as well as printers for employees who might not have them at home. Emily Bamforth has it.


U. Rhode Island joins high-performance computing center

The University of Rhode Island is the first out-of-state university to join a high-performance computing center in Massachusetts, opening up opportunities to collaborate with five research universities, URI director of research computing Gaurav Khanna told EdScoop. The university announced plans last week to join the Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts, partnering with the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern, MIT, Harvard and Boston University. Emily has the story.


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