Investigations Blog

  • US Senate hearing on college athletics will feature former UNC athlete

    Posted by Dan Kane on July 8, 2014

    A U.S. Senate committee will conduct a hearing Wednesday on the well-being of college athletes, including an examination of whether they’re getting a chance at an education.

    Among those scheduled to testify: a former UNC-Chapel Hill football player who was wrongly accused of academic fraud by the NCAA four years ago.

    Devon Ramsay, a fullback, was declared permanently ineligible early in the 2010 season during an NCAA investigation over improper financial benefits from agents and improper academic help from a tutor. But in Ramsay’s case there were no financial benefits, and all he had done was ask for help on a draft of a three-page paper that resulted in some suggested edits from the tutor.


  • Root for Ghana to Advance

    Posted by Joseph Neff on June 16, 2014

    While the United States might not like the looks of Ghana on the soccer pitch, there’s plenty to root for in the West African nation.


  • Anti-pension spiking measure not in House budget

    Posted by Dan Kane on June 12, 2014

    The measure, which shifts the cost of pension spiking from the retirement system to government agencies, is headed to the House floor as a separate bill next week.


  • House committee passes pension reform bill

    Posted by Dan Kane on June 4, 2014

    The legislation would shift the cost of late, large pension increases for well-paid officials to the government agencies they work for, sparing the pension system.


  • UNC system stays out of research dispute between Willingham, UNC-Chapel Hill

    Posted by Dan Kane on June 3, 2014

    UNC system President Tom Ross isn't intervening in the research dispute between whistleblower Mary Willingham and UNC-Chapel Hill that a national group views as retaliation.


  • Whistleblower protection group seeks UNC president's intervention in Willingham case

    Posted by Dan Kane on May 27, 2014

    UNC system President Tom Ross

    The Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit law firm that supports whistleblowers, is asking UNC system President Tom Ross to look into retaliation against Mary Willingham.


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