Topics: Julius Nyang’oro

Julius Nyang'oro was the chairman of the former Department of African and Afro-American Studies at UNC, a department that has been investigated by the University and is now under review by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein. 

Nyang'oro was indicted in December 2013 for obtaining $12,000 worth of property under false pretenses — for accepting the $12,000 as pay for AFAM 280, a class that never met in the summer of 2011. 

District Attorney Jim Woodall dropped the charges against Nyang'oro in July 2014 because of his cooperation with Wainstein's investigation.

An agency's oversight: How NCAA enforcement policies failed to catch scandal at UNC


One day, someone will tally up all the mail that comes into the NCAA office in Indianapolis and discover it circles the globe twice — or some other preposterous factoid. But in 2010, there was just another full inbox for an NCAA enforcement staff member to go through, with an email from Mary Willingham.

Faculty, athletic counselors facing disciplinary action at UNC


Before students could even digest the Wainstein report, Chancellor Carol Folt made a promise — nine UNC employees will face disciplinary action.

Source confirms 9 employees who will face disciplinary action

A person familiar with the matter has confirmed the names of nine people facing disciplinary action — including at least four terminations — after they were implicated in Wednesday's report from independent investigator Kenneth Wainstein.

Wainstein report might be the conclusion to UNC's academic scandal


It was all a lie.

Wainstein report in four easy questions

Kenneth Wainstein released his report Wednesday.

Nyang'oro no longer faces charge

The fraud charge against former Department of African and Afro-American Studies chairman Julius Nyang'oro has been dropped, Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall announced in a press release on Thursday.

Nyang'oro plans to plead not guilty

Julius Nyang’oro intends to plead not guilty to obtaining property under false pretenses — a charge the former chairman of the recently renamed Department of African and Afro-American Studies was indicted for Monday. Nyang’oro made his first appearance in court Tuesday after being indicted by a grand jury for obtaining $12,000 under false pretenses, a class H felony.

Former AFAM chairman Julius Nyang'oro indicted


The class was titled Blacks in North Carolina. AFAM 280 was supposed to be a face-to-face lecture course during the summer of 2011. And Julius Nyang’oro was supposed to be the professor. But the class never met.

In broadest stroke yet, University announces outside AFAM review

University officials announced Thursday an outside review of academic irregularities in the African and Afro-American Studies department that will attempt to trace the scandal from 2007 to its beginning.

AFAM-loaded 'test transcript' appears to be Julius Peppers'

Former UNC football and basketball star Julius Peppers took 12 classes in the African and Afro-American Studies department between the summer of 1998 and the fall of 2001, a transcript posted on a UNC website shows.