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Welcome to the Morning Scoop for Monday, April 9th. Here’s hoping you don’t see a notification on your Facebook today, Chance the Rapper is going to be speaking at one college’s graduation and another liberal arts college has closed.

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Facebook to Begin Notifying Users Impacted by Cambridge Analytica Breach

Here’s hoping you don’t see one of these today (Image: Facebook)

Starting today, Facebook will begin alerting users if some of their data may have been compromised by any websites or apps that may have shared data with Cambridge Analytica, the political data company that is believed to have not securely handled the information of over 87 million Facebook users.

A new, “protecting your information” link will be displayed at the top of you Facebook account starting today. Clicking the link will take you to a list of apps and websites you have used Facebook to log into in the past, and give you the option to remove them.

Facebook estimates that 70 million of the users impacted are in the U.S. This action starts a week in the spotlight for Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who will by questioned by Congress this week over the breach, among other topics.

Massachusetts’ Mount Ida College To Close

Mount Ida College, with a student body of around 1,450 students, will be closing at the end of the semester and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be acquiring the 74-acre campus. This decision has come after some financial struggle for the liberal arts school, including a considered merger with fellow Newton area college Lasell College that didn’t work out.

All of the current students of Mount Ida College who are in good standing with the school will be given automatic acceptance into UMass Dartmouth, a guaranteed transfer of all of their credits, and have been told that they won’t have to pay more than $13,600 a year in tuition.

Caitlin Wills has all the details in her report for CMN. 

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We’ve always wanted to be named Guerillmo. Is that weird?

Chance the Rapper Will be Addressing 2018 Grads at Dillard University

Dillard University graduates must be excited because Chance the Rapper will deliver this year’s commencement address!

“I thought he made for a great commencement speaker because of his spirit of being entrepreneurial and authentic,” Dillard’s dean told the New York Times. ” But his civic engagement, including encouraging people to vote and willingness to speak out on issues, like his recent opposition to a Heineken ad, are just as paramount.”

Read Erin Whitten’s full report for CMN right here. 

Last But Not Least: Have You Seen This Kim Kardashian Doppelgänger?

It’s not uncommon for celebrities to have look-a-likes. Remember when the Internet freaked out over the resemblances between celeb-BFFs Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift? Or when conspiracies began that Avril Lavigne was replaced by fan-lookalike Melissa Vandella?

While sometimes it might seem like a stretch, a Kim Kardshian dopplegänger sighting that happened last week was unquestionable. Check out Julia Schemmer’s report to see the stunning resemblance.


Monday’s Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia KolenkoJulia SchemmerCaitlin WillsErin Whitten and the CMN Staff. Isn’t it nice that we fill up your brain with good stuff before you even set foot on campus? Yeah, it is. 

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