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Hundreds of Phony African-American Studies Classes at UNC, Chancellor Confesses

Campus Reform reports the latest on the ongoing scandal inside the African American Studies department at the University of North Carolina:

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) has taken full responsibility for 200 African and Afro-American Studies classes since the mid-1990s that were barely taught and saw many athletes enroll.

Chancellor Carol Folt spoke Thursday with UNC’s Board of Trustees and, though she said there was no sign that the classes had been created specifically to benefit athletes, nearly half of those who had taken the courses played sports.

“Although we don’t have evidence that the anomalous courses were initiated in order to benefit athletes, close to half who did enroll were student-athletes,” Folt said, according to the News & Observer.

A university investigation also discovered that there had been about 500 grade changes thought or known to be unauthorized.

UNC has blamed the department’s former chairman, Julius Nyang’oro, and a secretary; both are no longer at UNC. Nyang’oro was indicted late last year on felony charges for allegedly receiving $12,000 in payment for a class he did not teach in the summer of 2011…

Read the full story at Campus Reform.

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