To “make whole” is a legal term, explains Carrboro resident Andrew Dykers.Read More »
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.
UNC’s public relations department has reorganized and centralized since 2013, when complications from the athletic-academic scandal highlighted the weakened state of the department.Read More »
Changes to policies regarding sports facilities are among the more than 70 post-scandal reforms listed at carolinacommitment.unc.edu — but these reforms were not necessarily related to the academic-athletic scandal.Read More »
Seated in the same room nearly one year after the Wainstein report’s release, the UNC Board of Trustees held its full-board meeting Thursday morning.Read More »
Friday’s Faculty Council meeting ended with applause for the unanimous approval of a resolution supporting academic freedom and English professor Neel Ahuja, whose “Literature of 9/11” first-year seminar was criticized by conservatives earlier in September.Read More »
Just eight days before its season opener, Illinois fired head football coach Tim Beckman for his mistreatment of injured players.Read More »
When several UNC academic personnel were fired in the aftermath of the release of the Wainstein report, it seemed easy to believe that the rolling of heads would soon begin to slow.Read More »
In November, Karen Gil, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said she would step down from the position in May of this year — but as classes start Tuesday, Gil is still at the helm.Read More »
Senior Laura Belk said she mostly thinks about the scandal when she talks to people away from campus.Read More »
The University has uncovered two new pieces of information could potentially require further review from the NCAA.Read More »
The final domino fell on Friday in what’s been a summer of depletion for the North Carolina women’s basketball team.Read More »
UNC has received a letter from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges about SACSCOC's decision to place UNC on a one-year probation before making a final decision about UNC's accreditation.Read More »
Faculty members discussed a possible new undergraduate course on intercollegiate athletics at their last Faculty Executive Committee meeting.Read More »
Allisha Gray, a rising junior and wing on the North Carolina women’s basketball team, has been granted a release to talk to other schools about the possibility of transferring, the University announced Tuesday.Read More »