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Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on NCAA decisionToday, we received the decision from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in our case resulting from academic irregularities that ended more than six years ago. The hearing panel found no NCAA bylaw violations by the University. We believe this is the correct—and fair—outcome. I am grateful that this case has been decided and the University can continue to focus on delivering the best possible education to our students. (UNC.edu)
Infractions panel could not conclude academic violations in North Carolina caseA Division I Committee on Infractions hearing panel could not conclude that the University of North Carolina violated NCAA academic rules when it made available deficient Department of African and Afro-American Studies “paper courses” to the general student body, including student-athletes. The panel found two violations in this case – the former department chair and a former curriculum secretary failed to cooperate during the investigation. (NCAA.org)
Audio: Greg Sankey on the NCAA's UNC DecisionGreg Sankey, commissioner of the SEC and head of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, explained to the media on a conference call Friday how his panel came to their decision on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Turner's Take: ExhaleRefreshingly, the NCAA Committee on Infractions panel did not assume a narrative, was open to the idea that these classes were not created and maintained specifically for student-athletes, and ruled as such. And so, here we are. Clear of the cloud. Tonight at Late Night with Roy, they'll raise a 2017 NCAA men's basketball national championship banner. (Argyle Report)
Q&A: NCAA's UNC InvestigationThe University of North Carolina will receive its infractions report on Friday after more than three years since the NCAA reopened its investigation into academic irregularities in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department. Inside Carolina has provided details of the years-long investigation in a question-and-answer format. (Inside Carolina)
NCAA To Release UNC Infractions Report FridayThree people with knowledge of the investigation say the NCAA infractions committee panel handling UNC’s multi-year academic case plans to release its ruling Friday. The people say the NCAA notified parties involved in the case Thursday morning. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the school nor the NCAA have commented publicly on the release. (Associated Press)
UNC says NCAA won't release details Friday regarding Committee on Infractions decisionUNC says a "scheduling circumstance" will delay the release on Friday of the final decision from the NCAA's Committee on Infractions regarding the university's athletic and academic scandal. Multiple reports Thursday indicated that the NCAA would release its final ruling Friday. When the final decision does come down, it will be another step toward finalizing a five-year investigation. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Message from UNC leadership on DACAWe are deeply disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our own and Carolina’s heartfelt commitment to all members of our community. We remain fully committed to welcoming and supporting students enrolled in this program. (UNC.edu)
UNC Finalizing New Nike ContractNorth Carolina is close to renewing its apparel contract with Nike. The school and athletic apparel company are in the final year of a 10-year contract that is set to expire on June 30, 2018. “We’re working with them on an extension,” UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham told Inside Carolina. “We should have that done in the next couple of months.” (Inside Carolina)
Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on outside speaker decisionDear Campus Community: Because of serious concerns about campus safety, I have declined a request from the National Policy Institute to rent space for Richard Spencer to speak on campus. I made this decision after consultation with UNC Police and local and state law enforcement agencies who have thoroughly assessed the risks such an event could bring to Carolina. (UNC.edu)
Chansky’s Notebook: UNC Support Keeping PaceFor the second straight year, the Rams Club has set a record for fund-raising. In 2016 it was just under $62 million. For the fiscal year that ended in 2017, the new record total is $69-plus million for scholarships to more than 500 athletes in 28 sports and new facilities that are keeping Carolina on pace with every school in the ACC and most around the country. (Chapelboro.com)
Message from UNC leadership on Hurricane HarveyDear Campus Community: Over the past few days, we have watched the catastrophic flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast grow even worse, and our hearts ache for those who are suffering. As we watched the tragic events in Texas, our thoughts immediately turn to any students, faculty or staff who may have family in the affected area. (UNC.edu)
Statement from Board of Trustees on Silent Sam Confederate MonumentWe are writing to address misinformation about the state law governing the Confederate Monument, commonly referred to as Silent Sam, and to express our support for the ways the Chancellor and the University have been handling this complex matter. We are surprised and disappointed at the misinterpretations and false narratives regarding the University’s legal options on this situation. (UNC.edu)
Carolina Athletics & The Rams Club Set Giving Record in 2016-17Rams Club members contributed more than $69 million in support of UNC student-athletes in 2016-17, setting a record level of fundraising for the second time in as many years for the non-profit foundation dedicated to providing scholarship funding, as well as support for facilities and other programs. Donors gave $69,210,000 in cash gifts, pledges and planned estate gifts. (GoHeels.com)
UNC tops $543 million in record fundraising yearThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $543.3 million in donor commitments in fiscal year 2017 (concluding June 30, 2017), marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. The total eclipsed fiscal year 2016’s previous record of $495 million by nearly $50 million. (UNC.edu)