UNC releases Wainstein report

On Wednesday, former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein released the findings from his investigation into academic irregularities at North Carolina and how they connect to the athletic department. The report revealed that several university employees were aware of the system of fraudulent classes within the school’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies, and UNC chancellor Carol Folt characterized it as both an academic and athletic scandal.

After conducting 126 interviews over the last eight months, Wainstein determined that former AFAM department manager Deborah Crowder was responsible for creating the system, and the contents of the report go into more detail about the involvement of former chairman Julius Nyang’oro. The report also states that five or more academic counselors worked with Crowder in an attempt to use the fraudulent classes as a way to keep athletes eligible.

Four UNC employees have been fired as a result of the report, and another five have been disciplined. Below is a link to the full report: