11/12/2014 12:59am

After the Wainstein report, UNC balances freedom with oversight

UNC has faced increased pressure to monitor its academic departments since the release of the Wainstein report — which found that lack of academic oversight was a main factor in enabling professors in the former Department of African and Afro-American Studies to conduct fake classes.

11/5/2014 1:38am

UNC accreditation under review

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.

11/4/2014 4:15pm

Get a better handle on the academic scandal

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.

10/30/2014 1:54am

With the Campus Y and South Building as backdrops, sign-holding supporters turned out to applaud the speakers at Wednesday's rally, "Speaking Back to the Wainstein Report."

Students argue Wainstein report has racist undertones

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.

10/28/2014 12:15am

Courtesy of David Navalinsky. 

Review: ‘Priceless Gem’ rings relevant

In the wake of UNC athletic scandals and the recent release of Kenneth Wainstein’s report, “Priceless Gem: An Athlete Story” not only captures many ongoing arguments about academics, but manages to give a spirited voice to the students feeling the repercussions.