Background Screening Expert Barry Nixon Marks Nearly Two Decades of Service in Industry

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn As of 2020, W. Barry Nixon – the founder and chief operating officer (COO) of the leading online portal featuring background screening information called PreemploymentDirectory.com – is marking his more than 17 years of service in working with the background screening industry. Founded in 2005, PreemploymentDirectory.com is…

Stanford University to Conduct Background Checks on Student Athletes after College Admissions Scam

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Stanford University will conduct background checks on student athletes recommended by coaches to confirm their athletic credentials in the wake of a nationwide college admissions scam that involved the school, according to an announcement in a blog post entitled “An update on the admissions fraud scheme” made…

DOJ Announces Arrests in Nationwide College Admissions Scam Involving Alleged Exam Cheating

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts – which represents the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on all federal legal matters in the state – has announced that “dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of…