E-mails show UNC changed report on academic fraud to keep NCAA away

Here’s some news from the front page of the The Sunday News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.: “UNC faculty leader pushed rewrite to keep NCAA away.”

It starts this way:

Newly released correspondence shows the faculty leader at UNC-Chapel Hill watered down a report into academic fraud to lessen the chances the NCAA would come back to campus.


The correspondence shows that hours before the report’s release on July 26, 2012, Faculty Council Chairman Jan Boxill sent the three faculty authors a last-minute email. It suggested they rewrite a sentence that painted a picture of a department manager creating bogus classes to protect athletes’ eligibility to play sports.


The authors grudgingly agreed to it, and some key information disappeared from the final version.

So much for trying to keep the NCCA away.
Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.
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Valerie Strauss · July 21, 2013