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FTC to send $822,000 to victims of student debt-relief scam

The Federal Trade Commission announced last week it’ll award $822,000 to borrowers who fell victim to a scam that promised relief for student debt. The payments stem from a complaint the FTC first filed in 2019 against a group called Student Advocates, which was found to have used online ads and social-media campaigns to steer borrowers into taking out high-interest loans that also charged exorbitant upfront fees, but never resulted in any servicing of actual student debt. Read more.

A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.

Pentagon issues new awards to universities to work on hypersonics tech

The Department of Defense is extending its outreach to academia for help with developing hypersonic weapons technology, announcing last Thursday several new applied research awards for work on navigation systems, scramjets, velocity and altitude controls, and capabilities for monitoring aeroshells, FedScoop's Jon Harper reports. Four groups of universities and their research partners each recently received one-year, $500,000 awards for applied research to aid these efforts, the Pentagon said Thursday.   Read more on FedScoop.


Advancing AI/ML in higher education institutions

Higher education institutions and researchers have pioneered the use of high-performance computing and the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Hewlett Packard Enterprise executive joins San Diego State University VP and CIO to discuss practical steps higher education officials should keep in mind in making AI/ML part of their institution’s IT strategy. Watch the interview.

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