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UNC releases more names of staffers punished in fraud scandalUNC on Wednesday released the names of two faculty members punished in the wake of an investigation into academic fraud. Former faculty chair Jan Boxill, a philosophy professor, was given a termination notice in October but is challenging the move. Timothy McMillan, a senior lecturer in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, also was given a termination notice in October but decided to resign, effective Wednesday. (WRAL.com)
The UNC scandal, Fall 2014 RoundupI have no true “inside information” to share, but I do have in-depth knowledge of the situation. I was an original member of the Athletics Reform Group (although we have since parted ways); I am an elected member of the Faculty Athletics Committee; and I am a member of the Student-Athlete Initiative Working Group, convened by the Provost. Nothing here is official or on behalf of any of those committees; I’m writing only as myself. (ScatterPlot)
Video: UNC Athletics Fall Wrap Up With Bubba CunninghamJones Angell and Bubba Cunningham recap the 2014 fall sports season and discuss current topics concerning the department of athletics.
The NCAA ApproachNCAA president Mark Emmert praised UNC’s cooperation with the enforcement staff, which could serve to mitigate potential penalties. “The university has been very forthcoming working with our people,” Emmert told CBS Sports. Emmert also seemed to give UNC credit for investigating itself and finding issues that never came up during the previous NCAA probe into the football program. (Inside Carolina)
Defining The Wainstein ReportRoy Williams and Butch Davis have challenged how aspects of their programs were portrayed in the Wainstein Report, and UNC officials say privately that the final document produced by the eight-month investigation into academic improprieties in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies isn’t perfect. (Inside Carolina)
Larry Gallo Jr. built a legacy as a ‘friend to all’During 16 years at Carolina, Larry Gallo Jr. has supervised a variety of areas, including human resources, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, technology services, the grant-in-aid program, and compliance and eligibility for NCAA and ACC guidelines. For many years, he also was in charge of the daily administration of the men’s basketball and football teams as the senior associate athletic director. (UNC.edu)
Judge Orders Mediation For UNC Media LawsuitA judge on Friday denied a motion from UNC lawyers to dismiss a suit brought by WRAL and other local media to compel the university to disclose the names of employees disciplined in the wake of the Wainstein scandal. In addition to denying the dismissal motion, the judge instructed the parties to settle the matter through mediation, saying, “If you can’t come up with a timetable, I’ll do it for you.” (Chapelboro.com)
Mark Emmert comments on NCAA investigation into UNCNCAA 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 ReportOf 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 UNCWith 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 NamesFollowing 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 agencyThe 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 scandalDespite 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 AgencyIn 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 probeUNC 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)