CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp has told a student facing expulsion because she spoke publicly about her rape case that the charge against her has been dropped.
Thorp sent a letter to Landen Gambill dated Thursday. He told the student that concerns were raised over the constitutionality of a section of the honor code which led to the charges against her.
Thorp said Vice Chancellor Winston Crisp recommended that no student should be charged under that section until a university committee can review it.
Gambill was accused of violating the school's honor code by speaking out about her rape allegations. The student-run honor court said she created an intimidating environment for the man she accused of raping her. A university hearings board cleared the man of sexual assault charges.
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