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UNC Faculty Group Wants Fresh Eyes To Look At Athletics And Academics PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 July 2012 10:51

RALEIGH, (AP) — A report by a special faculty committee at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is calling for an independent commission of outside experts in higher education to review athletics and academics at the university.

The report, released Thursday, also states staffers in the school's Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes referred players to classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM). In May, the university outlined fraud and poor oversight in 54 AFAM classes between 2007 and 2011, including classes that met irregularly if at all.
However, the report doesn't criticize the school's investigation of those irregularities even as it recommended an outside review of "the complicated relationship between athletics and academics" — which the report states has created separation between athletics and the university community.
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