North Carolina DA seeks fraud investigation of black studies at UNC

It may be a firing offense to criticize the standards and practices in black studies if you are part of the higher education industry, but district attorneys are not subject to the fashions of academic life. North Carolina, a scandal is vrewing at the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Jane Stancill of the Raleigh News and Observer reports: Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to conduct a separate probe of UNC-Chapel Hill's African and Afro-American Studies program, following findings of academic fraud by a university review. One of factors that led to the request for a state criminal investigation is a professor (who was a paid employee of the state) being paid for work which was apparently not carried out: appears that UNC-CH professor Julius Nyang'oro was paid to teach summer school courses in which classes were not held and no supervision took place But that is not the entirety of the...(Read Full Post)