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HealthSouth whistleblower Weston Smith to speak at Notre Dame

Carol Elliott

In 2003, FBI agents opened a federal investigation of accounting fraud on a massive scale at health-care giant HealthSouth, with fraudulent entries mounting as high as $2.7 billion. Nearly put into bankruptcy, the company fired its CEO Richard Scrushy and spent three years restructuring its operations and financial reporting procedures.…

Notebaert to speak at Mendoza’s 2016 graduate commencement

Carol Elliott

Richard Notebaert, former CEO of Qwest Communications International and chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Mendoza College of Business' 2016 Graduate Commencement and Diploma Ceremony. The event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Joyce Center Purcell Pavilion.…

Shoe venture moves into finals of Kevin Plank’s Cupid’s Cup competition

Carol Elliott

Wolf & Shepherd, a venture founded by University of Notre Dame alumni Justin Schneider, is among just five finalists of the Cupid’s Cup 2016 entrepreneurship competition started by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

Schneider, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in industrial design, will present his performance dress shoe designs before Plank and a judging panel of leaders in entrepreneurship during the competition’s final round on April 7. The event will take place at the University of Maryland in College Park and award more than $100,000 in total prizes.…

Where Does the Greater Risk Lie?: Apple vs. the FBI

Joe Holt

There is currently a high-stakes showdown between Apple and the FBI on the proper balancing of privacy and security concerns. At issue is the question whether Apple should have to create a tool that will help the FBI to break the passcode of a known and deceased terrorist’s iPhone and extract data from the device (which may or may not contain evidence of collaboration in an earlier attack or planning for future attacks). I’d like to lay out the basic facts and the main argument on each side, and to invite you to reflect on where you stand.…

ND marketing student wins NYT journalism contest

Sue Lister

Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of NYT Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Nicholas Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. She will spend the summer traveling with Kristof to a developing country to raise awareness of neglected global issues.