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Questions arise about UNC student-athlete research, privacy concerns
Ethics officers at UNC never approved Mary Willingham’s research into student-athletes because, they wrote, it didn’t seem to meet a threshold that would require approval. But that, according to Daniel K. Nelson, director of UNC’s Office of Human Research Ethics,...

Bethel to File HIPAA Complaint regarding Willingham’s research
UNC learning specialist Bradley Bethel says he believes Mary Willingham’s research and subsequent application violates the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as well as The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He says he plans to compose...

Mary Willingham Appears to Have Misrepresented Her Research
Mary Willingham's research application has been released and in it she says she is researching incidence of ADHD and learning disabilities, but more important she says she will be using data that cannot be connected to individual students. Yet the...

Mary Willingham's Research Application Released
Mary Willingham may have broken the promise of confidentiality she made when applying for her research, which resulted in her claims of illiteracy among UNC student-athletes. Thursday the University released former academic advisor and reading specialist Mary Willingham’s 2013 application...

Audio: Bethel - UNC Hands Tied
UNC learning specialist and author of Coaching the Mind, Bradley Bethel says the University has to be careful with finger-pointing and laying blame on individuals for legal reasons. He says it’s hard for the University to be completely forthcoming with...

A Summary of Mary Willingham's False Testimony
Last week, after Mary Willingham announced she would be testifying at a U.S. Senate committee hearing on the well-being of college athletes, a quiet, grassroots campaign was launched to inform the senators on that committee about Willingham's questionable credibility and...

Congress Bumps Willingham
Former UNC learning specialist Mary Willingham will not be testifying this week before Congress after all. Willingham was scheduled to appear before a Senate committee on Wednesday in a hearing entitled “Promoting the Wellbeing and Academic Success of College Athletes.”...

Getting to crux of UNC case may be impossible
The next trail date for former University of North Carolina professor Julius Nyang’oro is June 24 in the Orange County Superior Court at Hillsborough. Don’t bank on learning a great deal more about the Carolina African-American studies saga/scandal that day...

UNC group reviewing support structure for athletes
Officials at North Carolina are working to reshape how the school works with athletes on everything from providing academic support to instructing them about following NCAA rules. The goal is to avoid another scandal like the one that has shaken...

Mary Willingham Resigns
UNC academic advisor Mary Willingham shared on her website, PaperClassInc.com, on Tuesday that she has officially resigned from the University. Willingham first said she had made the decision to leave on April 21 after an hour-long meeting with Chancellor Carol...

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