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  • UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

    For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

    "These counselors saw the paper classes and the artificially high grades they yielded as key to helping some student-athletes remain eligible," Kenneth

    Wainstein wrote in his report. He conducted an eight-month investigation into the scandal, which has plagued the university for nearly five years.

    More: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/22/us/unc...html?hpt=hp_t1

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    Academic fraud or not, UNC students likely will keep degrees

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina (CNN) -- What happens to the 3,100 students who enrolled in fake classes and now have a degree stamped with the seal of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -- an institution consistently ranked among the nation's top public schools?

    Likely nothing.

    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is currently reviewing a scathing report, prepared by former federal prosecutor Ken Wainstein, which showed thousands of UNC students took fraudulent classes, some of them multiple times.


    More: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/25/us/unc...html?hpt=hp_t2

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