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.
In October, the grim details of the academic-athletic scandal that has plagued the University since 2010 were revealed by the Wainstein report.Read More »
The Daily Tar Heel and nine other media organizations filed a suit against the University Monday for the release of personnel records for employees facing disciplinary action after they were named in the Wainstein report.Read More »
The University’s accrediting body asked Chancellor Carol Folt to defend UNC’s compliance with its policies, marking the first step of the agency’s review after a report revealed nearly two decades of academic fraud.Read More »
Anson Dorrance’s new book looks like any other. A black and blue cover, spiral-bound like a notebook — it fits right in with the hundreds of other books piled up around his office.Read More »
An army clad in all black paraded through the Homecoming Day sea of Carolina Blue in solidarity.An army clad in all black paraded through the Homecoming Day sea of Carolina Blue in solidarity.Read More »
In the wake of Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation, students, faculty and administrators are concerned that some interpretations of his report have raised misconceptions about the African-American community.Read More »
One of the things they task you with when you become Editor-in-Chief is consistency.Read More »
Michael McAdoo — the former UNC football player whose plagiarized paper led to the earliest investigations into UNC’s academic fraud — filed a class-action lawsuit against the University on Thursday for failing to provide him with a quality education.Read More »
UNC faculty want a place to voice their concerns directly when it comes to the role of athletics in the University, members of the Faculty Executive Committee said in their meeting Monday.Read More »
While the University touts the reforms it’s making to push past athletic-academic scandal revelations, the UNC Greek system has made no public statement regarding findings of academic misconduct in the Wainstein report.Read More »
While the Progressive Faculty Network has diverse opinions on the Wainstein report, there is one thing they can agree on — the problem is much bigger than paper classes.Read More »
Sylvia Hatchell ran from questions about the Wainstein report as quickly as her players transitioned down the court in Carmichael Arena Wednesday.Read More »
UNC will be reviewed again by its accrediting body after Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation revealed the extent of academic fraud to be greater than it appeared two years ago, said Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.Read More »
The Daily Tar Heel analyzed the report by independent investigator Kenneth Wainstein for the words that appear most frequently and crafted a guide to explain the report's major findings. The most common words appear larger in the correlating graphic. Wainstein's investigation revealed how a secretary in the former Department of African and Afro-American Studies created bogus classes to help athletes maintain eligibility. More than 3,000 UNC students took paper classes, according to the report.Read More »
When Kenneth Wainstein crafted the final report on his investigation of two decades of academic impropriety, he made at least one thing clear — the University could have known.Read More »
A week after the release of Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation report on the academic scandal, the members of the UNC Faculty Council assembled to discuss the resolution of the existing problems and try to path the way for the University’s future.Read More »
The Real Silent Sam Coalition rallied Wednesday on the steps of South Building, protesting racist media bias and unfair targeting of the former Department of African and Afro-American Studies in Kenneth Wainstein’s recently released report.Read More »