Topics: Kenneth Wainstein

Kenneth Wainstein was retained by UNC-Chapel Hill in February 2014 to do an independent review into academic misconduct into the former Department of African and Afro-American Studies. 

He updated the UNC-system Board of Governors in June 2014 about the progress of his investigation, revealing that he and his team have reviewed 1.5 million emails, thousands of student records including transcripts and have interviewed more than 80 people — some more than once. Wainstein also told the Board of Governors they have reviewed records going back as far as the 1980s. 

NCAA rejects UNC's response as 'without merit'

The NCAA enforcement staff has rejected UNC’s most recent defense against potential penalties for its academic scandal, as shown in documents released Tuesday by the University.

Wainstein's report, NCAA notices and accrediting response paint different pictures


In October 2014, the public was given what was considered the end of UNC’s yearslong academic-athletic scandal: independent investigator Kenneth Wainstein’s report.

Provost: Monitoring report sent to accrediting agency that visited last week

UNC submitted its first monitoring report March 11 in response to its accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which identified seven concerns they had that were not sufficiently answered by UNC's response in January 2015.

Reforms streamline grade change process

This story is part of a series from The Daily Tar Heel examining the more than 70 reforms the University has said were made since information about the academic-athletic scandal came to light in 2010. The complete list of reforms can be found on

After the Wainstein report, ethics working group has completed review

A new senior-level position now exists as a demonstration of the University’s commitment to integrity.

2 fired, 4 cleared in Wainstein review

The day the Wainstein report was released in 2014, Chancellor Carol Folt said nine UNC-Chapel Hill employees would face disciplinary review but refused to name them.

Two fired for role in academic scandal, four others cleared of wrongdoing

Drama professor Bobbi Owen's lawyer, Doug Kingsbery, says the Wainstein report was wrong about the former administrator's involvement in UNC's academic scandal.

Interactive graphic: One year after the Wainstein report

Check out this interactive graphic to see what UNC employees named in the Wainstein report think about it one year later:

A year after the Wainstein report, the NCAA and discipline decisions loom


The final investigation.

That was what the 136-page report on UNC’s academic-athletic scandal by former federal investigator Kenneth Wainstein and his team represented to a University in the midst of a seemingly never-ending scandal.

Defying critics in a shrunken department


In fall 2010, 104 students were majoring in the former Department of African and Afro-American Studies.

UNC graduate ‘really feels the sting’ of his AFAM minor


To “make whole” is a legal term, explains Carrboro resident Andrew Dykers.

NCAA alleges lack of institutional control at UNC


In a notice of allegations released Thursday by UNC, the NCAA alleged multiple level one violations and cited a history of infractions that indicate a lack of institutional control at UNC.

UNC receives notice of allegations from NCAA

UNC announced it received a notice of allegations from the NCAA Friday afternoon in a press release, confirming a report by Inside Carolina.

Jan Boxill says she did not teach 160 independent study courses at UNC

Jan Boxill is refuting records that indicate she taught 160 independent study courses during an eight-year period at UNC.

Bobbi Owen still under disciplinary review


Bobbi Owen said she wants to be known as a professor of dramatic art.

Faculty Executive Committee reviews proposals for athlete education

Faculty Executive Committee members discussed new specialized education proposals for UNC athletes when they met Monday.

Working group on ethics still yet to form

After the Wainstein report was released in October, the University introduced several initiatives to address the wrongdoings it revealed.

NCAA, UNC look to toss McCants', Ramsay's case

The NCAA and the University filed a motion Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them in January by two former UNC athletes.

Student Congress confirms new student leaders


The Student Congress Rules and Judiciary Committee confirmed the director of state and external affairs position Tuesday night, helping to fill the cabinet of Student Body President-elect Houston Summers. 

UNC admitted some philosophy classes were irregular


The aftermath continues.

Reports challenge UNC scandal’s 1993 start date

Since the release of the Wainstein report, the idea that the University’s academic improprieties began in 1993 has gone largely unquestioned.

Faculty Athletics Committee discusses athletes’ cases


The Faculty Athletics Committee spent half of its Tuesday meeting in closed session, as the members discussed specific student-athletes’ cases.

Reports: UNC graduate school implicated in academic scandal

Accusations of academic fraud have reached a graduate program.

Mary Willingham settles lawsuit with UNC, will not return as employee

Famed whistleblower Mary Willingham won’t be returning to the University. 

Fund that paid for Wainstein report refused to release budget information

Since 2008, UNC’s donation arm has enjoyed the best of both worlds.