NC universities panel weighs in on UNC scandal

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — A panel overseeing how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allowed and responded to academic fraud says it was not able to get to the bottom of every detail, but accepts earlier investigations that cleared athletics officials.

Members of the state university system’s governing board issued a report Thursday on the scandal that led to the resignation of Chancellor Holden Thorp and departure of football coach Butch Davis. Dozens of courses in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies had instructors who didn’t teach, grades that were changed and grade reports faked going back 14 years.

An investigation led by former Gov. Jim Martin and aided by consultants said in December there is no evidence student-athletes gained more than others from the academic fraud.

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