UNC-Chapel Hill report on academic fraud to be released today

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — UNC-Chapel Hill says the results of an investigation into academic irregularities at the school involving student athletes will be made public Wednesday, according to WTVD.

Kenneth Wainstein, a partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has been looking at various allegations of academic fraud, including so-called “paper classes” within the African-American department where students did not attend classes and turned in a paper for a grade at the end of the semester.

Former North Carolina basketball star Rashad McCants said he was able to keeping playing because he took bogus classes designed to keep athletes academically eligible.

UNC’s problems first began in 2010 when it announced it was looking into allegations of plagiarism, tutors who violated rules, faculty who failed to provide oversight, alleged unethical conduct by an assistant coach, and allegations that players got perks from professional sports agents.

Source: WTVD

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