The University of North Carolina’s professors and alumni are trying to change the face of the school and figure out a way to prevent a recent academic scandal from repeating itself.
Last year Professor Julius Nyang’oro was asked to retire after it came to light that he helped to orchestrate classes that were taught irregularly or not at all. Many of these classes had a large number of student athletes enrolled.
An internal investigation found that within the department 9 percent of the courses offered had teachers who didn’t teach, changed grades and faked faculty signatures on grade rolls.
This week Michael McAdoo, currently a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens and a former UNC Tar Heels football player, was deemed ineligible to play football because of academic misconduct.
His lawsuit against the school, it’s chancellor and the NCAA is set to be heard at the state’s court of appeals.