Famed whistleblower Mary Willingham won’t be returning to the University.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.
Bradley Bethel feels so strongly about what he calls the media’s sensationalism of UNC’s athletic-academic scandal that he quit his job to make a documentary about it.Read More »
It’s not clear what the University expected when it sent a letter to the Attorney General’s office asking for permission to hire an expensive, New York City-based law firm for help with several high profile lawsuits on Dec. 29 — leaving the Attorney General’s office just 24 hours to respond before one of those lawsuits was to head to mediation.Read More »
The history of the athletic-academic scandal was well-documented in the Wainstein report, but its effect on the future of independent studies is yet to be determined.Read More »
The University is conducting the first external review of its kind into the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies.Read More »
Collaboration will be key in deciding whether the University will provide makeup classes for students who took the fraudulent classes, offered between 1993 and 2011, that were exposed by the Wainstein report in October.Read More »
Former UNC student-athletes Rashanda McCants and Devon Ramsay dealt the University another blow when the two sued the school, making claims eerily similar to a previously filed suit.Read More »
Nearly 100 days have passed since the release of the Wainstein report, and UNC still appears far from reaching the closure that it seeks.Read More »
Jan Boxill, the former faculty chairwoman and a lecturer in the philosophy department, requested a hearing before the University Faculty Hearings Committee after the University told her of its intent to terminate her.Read More »
After Kenneth Wainstein identified him as the faculty member with the clearest opportunity to learn about the fake paper classes, Tim McMillan filed his resignation from the University, effective Dec. 31.Read More »
The University confirmed Wednesday that employees Jeanette "Jan" Boxill, Tim McMillan, Jaimie Lee and Beth Bridger were terminated for their involvement in the decades-long academic scandal designed to keep student-athletes eligible to play that was chronicled by Kenneth Wainstein's investigative report.Read More »
At the last Faculty Council meeting of 2014, aftershocks from the Wainstein report finally started to blend in with the rest of campus life.Read More »
Donald Stephens, chief superior judge in Wake County, decided mediation between the two sides was the best course of action, saying he wanted to see the case resolved in the next couple of weeks.Read More »