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Mark Emmert comments on NCAA investigation into UNC

NCAA President Mark Emmert: "Everybody looking at [the Wainstein Report] was I'm sure disappointed...And at the end of the day, only the universities themselves can take responsibility for that. You can't have anybody from a conference office or national office go in and say here's how you teach English 101. No, only the schools can do that." (CBS Sports)

Questioning The Wainstein Report

Of the more than 3,000 UNC students who took advantage of irregular classes in the AFAM Department, the most shocking was a recipient of the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship. This titillating anecdote was offered as embarrassing proof of how widespread the fraud was. Except two months later, the executive director of the Morehead-Cain program announced that it wasn’t true. (Inside Carolina)

Not Self-Imposing Bowl Ban Correct Move for UNC

With the uncertainty surrounding UNC’s academic scandal and the NCAA’s investigation, it does not make sense for UNC to self-impose a penalty that might not come into play. Whether much of the conduct in the Wainstein report is an NCAA violation is still an open question. How much the NCAA can corroborate is another. Self-imposed penalties are also unlikely to be helpful at this point. (30-Mile Radius)

News Outlets Sue UNC To Release Wainstein Names

Following the release of the Wainstein report last month, UNC officials said they had begun disciplinary proceedings against nine employees – but so far, they’ve refused to say who those employees are. Now, 11 local news agencies have filed a joint lawsuit against UNC, to force the university to release those names. (Chapelboro.com)

Deadline set for UNC to reply to accrediting agency

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. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC provost, chancellor describe reforms in response to scandal

Despite a number of reforms implemented in response to the athletic and academic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the school’s provost, James W. Dean Jr., said that he doesn’t expect “anyone to do the victory dance any time soon.” “We’ve done a lot; no one thinks we’re finished,” Dean told a UNC Board of Trustees committee on Wednesday. Chancellor Carol Folt also spoke on reforms at the full Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC Receives Letter From Accreditation Agency

In response to Kenneth Wainstein’s report on academic irregularities, UNC’s accreditation agency has sent the school an eight-page letter asking for an update on how it’s complying with the standards required for accreditation. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges sent the letter earlier this month; UNC officials released it publicly on Friday during a meeting of the Faculty Council. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC paid $3.1M for academic fraud probe

UNC paid more than $3.1 million to a Washington, D.C., law firm for its outside investigation of academic fraud at the school, according to an invoice. Meanwhile, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has asked UNC-Chapel Hill officials for more information to determine whether the school is in compliance with several accreditation standards. (WRAL.com)

Larry Brown 'worried' by UNC scandal

SMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown has been keeping close tabs on the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater and said he is especially concerned that it could stain a man he has long revered. "Absolutely I'm worried about it," Brown said after the Mustangs' shootaround at Indiana on Thursday. (ESPN.com)

Letter: Reform Group's rhetoric is divisive

As a citizen of the state of North Carolina and a faculty member, the academic scandal revealed in full detail in the Wainstein report is deeply disappointing. Select faculty and administrators responsible for oversight failed all students who took these courses. Further, by not having course offerings for our student-athletes that were beyond reproach, we also let down our athletics programs. (Daily Tar Heel)

Private donations to UNC see 34 percent increase from last year

Private donations to the University increased by 34 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to a report released by the development office. Although the annual report for the 2014 fiscal year has not been released yet, Director of Development Communications Scott Ragland said in an email that the University received $298.2 million in private gifts and grants, making it the development office’s second-best year in history. (Daily Tar Heel)

Top lawyer leaves UNC as public records questions swirl

The top lawyer at UNC is leaving for a job at the University of Louisville as questions mount over UNC's actions in the wake of an outside investigation into academic fraud at the university. Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Leslie Strohm will leave Chapel Hill in mid-January to become vice president for strategy and general counsel at Louisville. (WRAL.com)

Faculty athletics committee strikes back

Andrew Perrin, a committee member and sociology professor, said he finds irony in the fact that everyone implicated in the Wainstein report is from the College and yet the College wants a larger oversight role. “I think they’ve mistaken the character of representation to suggest that the reason why we serve adequately is because only of our classroom experiences,” Perrin said. (Daily Tar Heel)

More evidence emerges on Jan Boxill

According to the Wainstein report, sports ethics scholar Jan Boxill steered athletes to fake classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies to help them maintain eligibility to play and graduate. Emails released as supplementary documents also show Boxill, a philosophy professor, offered 160 independent study courses between spring 2004 and spring 2012, according to records obtained by The Daily Tar Heel. (Daily Tar Heel)

Evolution of a Narrative

As more has been revealed about the AFAM scandal at UNC, the verbiage used to describe it has changed significantly from when the story first broke. What follows is a look into the development of the narrative regarding the scandal and how the descriptive words the media has chosen to use in writing about the scandal have evolved over the last 30 months. (Tar Heel Blog)

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