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UNC asks professor to repay $12K for course

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Julius Nyang'oro

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina wants a professor at the center of an academic fraud probe to repay thousands of dollars for teaching a course inappropriately.

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp told trustees Friday that Julius Nyang’oro was asked to repay $12,000 for teaching a 2011 summer course as an independent study rather than a lecture.

Nyang’oro resigned in August as chairman of the school’s African and Afro-American Studies program, which was at the center of an investigation into academic fraud involving Tar Heel football players.

A university report found 54 department classes had little or no indication of instruction and at least 10 cases of unauthorized grade changes for students who didn’t do all the work.

The State Bureau of Investigation is determining whether any criminal violations occurred.

Credit: The Associated Press.