The Daily Tar Heel

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Saturday September 18th

Academic-athletic scandal

UNC has been plagued by an academic-athletic scandal that has led to one of the biggest investigations into academic improprieties in NCAA history.

The scandal, which was fully unearthed by the Wainstein report in October 2014, revolves around the former Department of African and African-American Studies. Wainstein's report detailed nearly two decades of no-show classes that allowed many athletes to stay eligible and inflated the grades of non-athletes as well.

The investigation into UNC began in 2010, after a tweet from former football player Marvin Austin exposed potential illegal benefits. After it was revealed there were inappropriate agent contact with coaches and players, NCAA investigators and reporters examined UNC's academics more closely, eventually revealing the academic fraud within the former Department of African and African-American Studies.

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Provost's office checks up on lectures

This story is part of aseriesfrom 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 carolinacommitment.unc.edu.

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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 carolinacommitment.unc.edu.

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UNC admissions uses projected GPA

By Belle Hillenburg Staff Writer 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.

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More independent study rules since 2012

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

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