An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.
North Carolina has halted the research of reading specialist Mary Willingham until she receives approval from a review board and is investigating statements she made questioning the literacy level of Tar Heels athletes.
North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp, whose tenure has been marred by several athletics-related scandals over the past two years, will resign at the end of the 2012-13 academic year, the school announced Monday.
Matt Kupec, North Carolina's vice chancellor for university advancement, resigned Sunday night after an internal review showed that he charged personal trips to the university, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported.
North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp wants his University to finally be able to move on from the academic scandal that continues to hover over its Afro and African-American Studies, and athletics departments.