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UNC AD: On-field success 'overshadowed' by academic case

UNC earned another high finish among Division I college sports programs after a season of strong tournament showings. The Tar Heels also dealt with another year of off-field issues, including an NCAA investigation into academics. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham cited high points that included 25 of 28 teams competing in postseason play and an overall 2.96 GPA for athletes. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Faculty Executive Committee discussed accreditation and possible new course on collegiate athletics

Faculty members discussed a possible new undergraduate course on intercollegiate athletics at the last Faculty Executive Committee meeting. The new course would allow students to explore the complicated relationship between athletics and academics. The committee hopes to use the “Nike Course” taught in 1998 as a model for this potential class. (Daily Tar Heel)

Nicki Moore Hired As Senior Associate AD

The University of North Carolina has hired Nicki Moore, an 11-year member of the University of Oklahoma’s athletics leadership team, as a senior associate athletics director, UNC director of athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Wednesday. Moore is currently in her third year as the Sooners’ senior associate AD for student life and strategic planning and the senior woman administrator. (GoHeels.com)

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Chancellor Aycock

It is with heavy heart that I am writing to let you know of the passing of William B. Aycock ‘48, Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill from 1957 until 1964 and a truly beloved leader and faculty member over a 40-year association with Carolina. Chancellor Aycock, who was the University’s second chancellor and would have turned 100 this October, was the retired Kenan Professor of Law at UNC School of Law. (UNC.edu)

Transfers, Williams' contract shed light on UNC's expectations

There's an old saying that often applies in sports journalism: "Watch what they do, not what they say." Applying that age-old logic to recent news coming out of UNC's athletic department, we can begin to see a pattern forming which may shed some light on the university's expectations in terms of NCAA punishment. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Court: UNC-CH must pay fired professor for time spent in Argentine jail

The state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that UNC violated its policies by placing a tenured professor on unpaid leave after his 2012 arrest on drug-smuggling charges in Argentina. The court ordered Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour to determine how much back pay is owed to Paul Frampton, whom the university fired last year for "personal misconduct and neglect of duty." (WRAL.com)

UNC Gets $15M Grant for ‘Heart Health Now!’ Initiative

A recent $15 million health care grant to UNC is just the first step toward promoting healthier, longer lives for heart patients throughout North Carolina. “We can really help practices – especially those that don’t have a lot of infrastructure support – rapidly disseminate new information, and get their patients better outcomes,” said UNC Associate Professor of Medicine Sam Cykert of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC receives $3 million grant to boost retention, graduation rates

Carolina is upping its game to boost retention and graduation rates for first-generation and historically underserved college students with a $3 million grant from President Obama’s “First in the World” competition through the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Education awarded $75 million to 24 institutions. Competition was keen: Nearly 500 institutions applied. (UNC.edu)

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on accreditation decision

Let me use this opportunity to underscore again that the University remains accredited. The Commission’s decision to impose a period of probation will have no impact on federal funding, including financial aid available to students and research grants awarded to faculty. All great institutions encounter challenges at one time or another. Recent years prove that Carolina is no exception. (UNC.edu)

UNC gets probation from accrediting agency

A group that accredits UNC announced Thursday that it's sanctioning UNC over the so-called paper-classes scandal. Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges decided this week to put the school on probation for a year, said Belle Wheelan, the group's president. The decision cited seven different violations of the group's policies, including one that said UNC had failed to uphold a requirement to conduct itself with integrity. (Durham Herald-Sun)

News & Observer must address culture that led to misguided editorials

The News & Observer published yet another editorial on Wednesday about what the NCAA should do regarding the paper class scandal at North Carolina. Sigh. Look, I really don’t want to be “that guy” who writes takedown pieces any time someone says something bad about UNC. That being said, this editorial, like the Patrick O’Neill op-ed, must be looked at section-by-section to clarify a few things. (Tar Heel Depot)

Everyone should agree: UNC faculty lost institutional control

However, there is a point that has been lost in much of the blame, finger pointing, public relations maneuvering, and the thousands of words written about this issue. This point was clear in the NOA and must be acknowledged by all parties: UNC faculty lost institutional control of the academic integrity of the university. (Higher Ed Professor)

UNC could receive update on accreditation status Thursday

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill could hear on Thursday from an accreditation organization that has been reviewing the findings of a report that detailed nearly two decades of academic fraud at the university. In a 224-page report submitted in January to the Southern Association of College and Schools, school officials asked that the group find them in compliance with various accreditation standards. (WRAL.com)

UNC And The NCAA: A Defendable Case For The University

There's no way that the NCAA would have made a case solely on the bungled statements of debunked "whistle blower" Mary Willingham, whose credibility was shot down by an independent investigation by the University of Virginia, Minnesota and Georgia State. Nor would the NCAA have gotten in bed with Rashad McCants, whose factually-challenged charges came with ulterior motives laced with green. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

North Carolina academic scandal will end quietly, just like everyone wanted

After a four-year wait which felt like it spanned multiple decades, we finally have the full gauntlet of allegations the NCAA is levying against UNC. The allegations were made public by the school on Thursday, and UNC now has until Aug. 20 to file a formal response. The trend of everyone having to re-learn the major bullet points from this story every time something major happens will continue through at least the summer of 2015. (SB Nation)

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