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UNC report: Sham classes pushed
An report commissioned by UNC says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period, but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme. The report, released Wednesday, says academic advisers in UNC's athletic...

Wainstein’s report into irregular classes released
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday announced the results of an independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein into past academic irregularities at Carolina and took immediate action to address the findings. Wednesday’s actions...

Wainstein Report Primer
Kenneth L. Wainstein is a former Department of Justice attorney now in private practice for a firm in Washington, DC. He has a long history of conducting various internal investigations at corporations. Prior to starting his probe into UNC's academic...

Bethel: Mary Willingham's "Literacy before Legacy" Campaign
Monday Mary Willingham launched "Literacy before Legacy," a campaign to raise $120,000 to establish a literacy program for college athletes. Furthermore, she hopes to begin the program in January 2015, less than three months from now, though she has offered...

Chancellor Folt Announces Live Wainstein Webcast
Dear Carolina Community, I want to be the first to let you know that this Wednesday at 1 p.m., Kenneth Wainstein, a former federal prosecutor who we retained to investigate past academic irregularities at Carolina, will publicly release his report...

Wainstein Report Set to be Released
UNC will release the findings of Kenneth Wainstein's investigation this week, according to sources. University administrators are planning to host a press conference on Wednesday in conjunction with the release of the report, sources confirmed. UNC retained the services of...

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty speak out on athletics issues
UNC faculty member Jay Smith voiced concern at an athletics-focused forum Wednesday about the move to grant more decision-making autonomy to the NCAA “Big Five” athletics conferences. The forum was the first of two public listening sessions by the UNC...

Lawyer seeks to name UNC administrators in Willingham suit
The attorney for former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham is seeking to add Chapel Hill administrators to the retaliation lawsuit that she filed against the school and UNC system. In the lawsuit, Willingham claimed that she faced retaliation in...

Rams Club ups annual dues, but not due to autonomy
When the UNC Educational Foundation (Rams Club) unveiled a new dues structure this week, my immediate reaction was that the price of autonomy is hitting faster than anyone expected. But that’s not the case, according to Rams Club Executive Director...

New search warrants released in UNC sports agent investigation
New search warrants released Friday show how Georgia-based sports agent Terry Watson allegedly funneled money and gifts to UNC football players in an attempt to get them to sign with him. North Carolina law requires agents to register with the...

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