Ex-University of North Carolina Professor Charged Over No-show Class - Higher Education

Higher Education News and Jobs

Ex-University of North Carolina Professor Charged Over No-show Class

Email

   



by Associated Press

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ― A former professor at the center of an academic scandal involving athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been criminally charged.

Orange County District Attorney James Woodall said Monday that Julius Nyang’Oro has been indicted on a single felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Nyang’Oro was chairman of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. He resigned in 2011 during an investigation into grades awarded to Tar Heel athletes for no-show classes that required very little work.

Woodall said the charge comes over a summer course that Nyang’Oro was paid $12,000 to teach. The university says he did not hold classes. Nyang’Oro could face up to 10 months in prison.

Woodall said a second person could be indicted in January.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
UC Davis Chancellor Says Politics Driving Action Against Her SAN FRANCISCO ― The chancellor of the University of California, Davis says politics are driving a state decision to put her on paid leave amid an uproar over her service on corporate boards and the school's hiring of image consultants after campus po...
UND Eliminating 138 Positions to Meet Budget Allotments FARGO, N.D. ― The University of North Dakota plans to eliminate 138 faculty, staff and administration positions to help meet budget cuts ordered by the governor, the school’s interim president told state Board of Higher Education members Thursday. ...
Kansas State University Asked to Examine Off-campus Rapes MANHATTAN, Kan. ― Kansas State University fraternities are calling on the university to begin investigating episodes of alleged sexual violence that occur off campus. The university's Interfraternity Council unanimously approved a resolution Monda...
University of Kentucky Suspends Fraternity for Hazing LEXINGTON, Ky. ― The University of Kentucky has suspended a fraternity for five years for alcohol and hazing violations. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a letter from Denise Simpson of the university Office of Student Affairs said Phi Kappa Ps...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *