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The plan calls for North Carolina to build stronger relationships within the university community, and also to improve the academic profile of incoming student-athletes and to develop them for a life of success beyond athletics.Modified: 01/10/13 06:29:35 PM
Former Gov. Jim Martin in a letter in today's paper objects to a couple points in our Sunday story on his report into long-running academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill's African studies department.Modified: 01/04/13 01:03:09 AM
Letter to the editor: My investigation found answers to the issues we were asked to investigate. Lacking police power, we had to rely on those who were willing to be interviewed. What we found and reported was true and fair to all concerned. It is always possible that some truths could not be discovered because of the limitations of our authority.Modified: 01/02/13 04:02:46 PM
Minutes from two meetings don't reflect that red flags were raised by UNC athletics, and several who were at the meetings dont recall it. At issue is a key question about whether the athletic department was part of the problem or tried to stop it.Modified: 12/30/12 12:38:56 AM
Can top-flight athletics and top-tier academics “coexist” in Chapel Hill, where academic reputation matters and sports teams strive for national titles?Modified: 01/05/13 03:16:20 PM
The former governor's report finds 216 suspect courses, and as many as 560 suspected unauthorized grade changes. It says the problems represent an academic scandal, not an athletic scandal.Modified: 01/05/13 03:16:20 PM
The former governor, and two consultants who assisted him, said time ran out on their efforts to include a breakdown and accounting of how many UNC athletes were enrolled in the classes he identified as having academic misconduct.Modified: 01/05/13 03:16:20 PM
Commentary: Former Gov. Martins report into academic fraud at North Carolina is not the whitewash or cover-up some will surely accuse it of being any more than it is the comprehensive inquiry UNC would like it to be. It is merely incomplete, a window into one specific kind of fraud in one specific department.Modified: 01/05/13 03:16:20 PM
UNC-Chapel Hill officials were hopeful that the release of a report by former Gov. Jim Martin represented an end to uncertainty about the athletics program. But several experts with deep knowledge of the NCAA and its rules suggested a fresh athletics-related inquiry would be appropriate.Modified: 12/20/12 08:48:41 PM
Expectations are high for this report, largely because UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp has given numerous indications that former Gov. Jim Martin would have the authority and access to tackle anything he sees fit. But the charge given to Martin was relatively narrow.Modified: 01/05/13 03:16:20 PM
Here's a brief summary of key individuals involved in the UNC-Chapel Hill academic fraud investigation.Modified: 01/05/13 03:16:20 PM
A look at eight areas where former Gov. Jim Martin might provide some answers in his report on the problems at UNC-Chapel Hill.Modified: 12/19/12 10:10:20 PM
In July 2010, the NCAA launched an investigation that led to sanctions against the UNC-Chapel Hill football program. The probe helped uncover financial ties between a sports agent and UNCs top assistant coach as well as improper academic help provided by a tutor and a range of gifts that were offered and accepted by football players.Modified: 12/19/12 09:51:07 PM
A look at the numbers behind the UNC-Chapel Hill academic fraud scandal.Modified: 12/19/12 10:18:01 PM
Three months ago, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp tapped former Gov. Jim Martin to take a deeper look into academic irregularities after the transcript of two-sport star Julius Peppers suggested they went back at least as far as into the late 1990s.Modified: 12/19/12 06:14:00 PM
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools notified UNC-CH this week that it will send a committee to the university to look into how it is handling academic irregularities.Modified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
For the first half of the last decade, independent studies offered by the Department of African and Afro-American Studies were a regular go-to class for men's basketball players at UNC-Chapel Hill.Modified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
Amy Herman, UNC’s associate athletics director for compliance, is resigning for personal reasons, university officials say.Modified: 12/01/12 09:04:47 PM
Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall says UNC-Chapel Hill officials should request outside investigative help to review at least $16,900 in personal spending with university money by the campus' former vice chancellor for university advancement, Matt Kupec.Modified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
UNC-Chapel Hill reading specialist Mary Willingham says numerous people in the academic support program knew that what was going on was wrong - but they looked the other way, helping to protect one of the nation's most storied athletic programs.Modified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
UNC-Chapel Hill released more than 2,500 pages of documents Monday related to the NCAA inquiry that led to sanctions this year against the football program.Modified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
UNC-Chapel Hill sought a lighter punishment than the NCAA imposed on one of its defensive stars, Robert Quinn, after an investigation revealed he received impermissible benefits and did not tell the truth to the NCAA and the university.Modified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
The settlement was signed late Thursday by Chancellor Holden Thorp and executives of the media companies, including The News & Observer and The Charlotte ObserverModified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
UNC-Chapel Hills former chief fundraiser spent $17,000 in university money on personal trips, many with the mother of former basketball star Tyler Hansbrough, according to an internal university audit released on Tuesday and other records.Modified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
The four investigations into academic fraud at UNC-CH are largely focused on classes within the African and Afro-American Studies Department that never met. But another theme is also emerging as more becomes known about the schoolwork: football players cutting and pasting from various sources to fulfill written assignments.Modified: 12/19/12 09:43:01 AM
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