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UNC still reviewing Notice of Allegations, release on hold

One week after receiving a formal Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is continuing to review the extensive document. Chancellor Carol L. Folt said Thursday that the document will not be released until next week at the earliest. “I’m committed to getting it out as soon as possible...but there’s a little bit of work to be done,” Folt said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC announces upcoming creation of arts space at Carolina Square (former site of University Square)

The University and the Town of Chapel Hill will share a common core in a little over two years. A $5 million arts venue called The Core@Carolina Square will occupy a space at the heart of the new Franklin Street development, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced May 27 at a Memorial Hall event. (UNC.edu)

Board of Governors eliminates 46 degree programs across UNC system

Thursday, the Board of Governors educational planning committee voted to discontinue 46 degree programs across the UNC System, including one at UNC-Chapel Hill: human biology. The Board voted Friday to adopt the recommendations voted on by the committee Thursday. Other schools lost more programs than UNC-CH. East Carolina University and UNC-Greensboro saw eight programs eliminated each. (Daily Tar Heel)

The NOA and the Chicken or the Egg

Friday's announcement that UNC has finally received a notice of allegations from the NCAA means we are one step closer to bringing some resolution to the sword of Damocles that has hung over the UNC athletics program for nearly four years. While the receipt of the NOA is merely the first step in a long process, it does mean that the wheels are finally in motion for bringing some sort of closure to The Great Unpleasantness. (Tar Heel Blog)

Bethel: UNC Should Discipline Jay Smith

For their book, Smith & Willingham appear to have gathered data from over two decades’ worth of athletes’ protected academic records. Such research methods go beyond FERPA violations. Research conducted on personal records qualifies as human subjects research. (Coaching the Mind)

Chansky: UNC ‘Happy’ with Notice of Allegations

UNC received its long-awaited Notice of Allegations from the NCAA Friday, and all indications are that Carolina is “happy” with what that NOA says. Sources close to the situation say that the football and men’s basketball program escaped allegations that would lead to the vacating of victories and (in basketball’s case) a national championship looking back and has not been charged with any violations that would result in a post-season ban and loss of scholarships moving forward. (Chapelboro.com)

A synopsis of UNC and the NOA

If the Notice of Allegations indicates there were no impermissible benefits, sport-specific allegations or player eligibility issues, that would likely be a positive for Tar Heel supporters regarding potential sanctions as they relate to banners, vacating wins or other sport-specific penalties. On the flip side, there is a good chance the NCAA will hit the school with the dreaded Lack of Institutional Control. Outside of sounding ominous, most folks really don’t know what that entails. (Tar Heel Depot)

UNC Receives Notice Of Allegations

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the campus had received a notice of allegations from the NCAA as the next phase in its investigation of academic irregularities and possible bylaw infractions. In a joint statement, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said the University had begun reviewing the NCAA’s notice. “We take these allegations very seriously, and we will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline,” the statement said. (UNC.edu)

UNC announces two initiatives to help service members and veterans

From executive development leadership courses for service members to a physician’s assistant degree program designed for returning veterans, the University of North Carolina has been dedicated to bringing education to the armed forces. May 12, Carolina announced two more impressive initiatives that will help service members and veterans succeed in the classroom — both on campus and online. (UNC.edu)

The UNC-NCAA Dilemma

There are previous NCAA cases that provide a possible precedent with UNC’s situation. The NCAA determined that Auburn University did not commit academic fraud in 2005-06 by allowing students, including athletes, to take independent study classes taught by Sociology department chair Thomas Petee and adult education professor James Witte that required minimal, if any, time in the classroom. (Inside Carolina)

UNC And The NCAA Process

As the University of North Carolina awaits receipt of its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, Inside Carolina details the process, the players and the expected timeline to conclusion. If and when UNC receives its NOA, the university has 90 days to file a response if it intends to challenge any of the allegations. (Inside Carolina)

Report: UNC, NCAA say plaintiffs have no legal claim

Attorneys for the University of North Carolina and the NCAA argued in federal court filings on Friday that "regrettable actions" concerning irregular classes taken by Tar Heels athletes do not constitute legal action. The suit was brought by former women’s basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player Devon Ramsay and is being led by the attorney who won the Ed O’Bannon names, images and likenesses case against the NCAA. (Carolina Blue)

UNC to learn accreditation status next month

UNC will learn next month where it stands with the accreditation agency Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in wake of the Wainstein report on academic fraud. SACS President Dr. Belle Wheelan told ABC11 on Thursday, "the board decisions will be made public the afternoon of June 11." SACS first put the university on notice in 2011 when claims of academic impropriety first surfaced. (ABC 11)

Bethel: Jay Smith and Public Records

Now that I have released the emails Jay Smith wants, perhaps he will return the favor. Since last July, I have been waiting for the public records office to fulfill several requests I made (through attorneys) for communications between Smith and a number of other UNC employees. Delay now only serves to protect Smith, whose primary contribution to UNC the past two years has been to defame the Athletics department and individuals associated with it. (Coaching the Mind)

Faculty Executive Committee proposes new athletics task force

The Faculty Executive Committee discussed the formation of another group tasked with examining the University’s athletic program at its meeting Monday. The Faculty Council asked the committee to form a group that would anticipate changes in college sports and work to protect the University from further damages to its integrity. (Daily Tar Heel)

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