The University of Southern California Department of Public Safety is investigating a possible case of fraud and grand theft involving USCard discretionary accounts, DPS officials said.
In a report filed Jan. 16, DPS said several students found that their prepaid discretionary accounts had been used to make unauthorized transactions at the USC bookstore and other campus locations.
÷ Paul Hartsock
Aid to Iraqis
Anti-war rallies may inspire a community to protest a war in Iraq, but the diminishing possibility of a peaceful resolution is stirring University of Michigan students to aid the people who would be immediately affected by war ÷ Iraqi civilians.
This week, students with a meal plan can contribute to relief work in Iraq without actually donating cash by sacrificing one meal credit and giving funds for the meal to Life for Relief and Development, a Southfield-based charity organization.
÷ Carmen Johnson
Calling all cars
Independent Florida Alligator
New technology being developed by three University of Florida engineering professors may someday help reduce the number of fog-related car accidents and traffic pileups on highways.
The devices, dubbed "smart beacons," use wireless technology to sense wrecks and heavy traffic and warn motorists of danger, said civil engineering professor Michael McVay, who is working on the project.
÷ Jessica Orr