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06-24-2014, 03:24 PM
Athletes were allowed to enroll in the class that never met to maintain eligibility for teams.


Ex-UNC African Studies Professor Due In Court On Academic Fraud Charges

Years after reports surfaced about academic fraud tied to student athletes in the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hillís African studies department, an ex-professor who chaired the department faces a felony fraud charge.

Julius Nyangíoro will be in Orange County court this week to answer a charge of ďreceiving $12,000 from the university for teaching a lecture course in 2011 that never met ó money the school recouped from his paycheck when he retired in 2012,Ē the Associated Press reports:

A 2012 inquiry conducted by former Gov. Jim Martin found problems in more than 200 African studies courses dating to the mid-1990s, including forged signatures on grade rolls, unauthorized grade changes and poor oversight.

The problems included lecture classes with significant athlete enrollments that didnít meet and were instead treated as independent studies requiring only a research paper. A university review reported two years ago that academic advisers referred athletes to enroll in those classes. Ö

A key member of the menís basketball team that won the 2005 national championship said this month he managed to stay academically eligible thanks to African studies courses he didnít attend, even making the campus deanís list with As in four of the classes. Rashad McCants said tutors wrote papers for him and other players in the no-show classes and he believes coach Roy Williams knew what he and other players were doing.

06-24-2014, 04:14 PM
More white privilege.

06-24-2014, 04:33 PM
Damn-at least when I took "Landscapes of National Parks" with the hockey and football players for science credit, we actually had a curriculum. It was an easy A, but I actually enjoyed the class, so I went most days. It was interesting, studying glaciers and volcanos, which was my prof's specialty. It was also right around the time that they came up with the theory about Yellowstone being one huge caldera, instead of multiple volcanic features in one geographic area, so there actually was something new to discuss.