UNC Investigator Meets With Willingham

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school.

In an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Mary Willingham said she met off-campus with Kenneth Wainstein for about two hours on Monday.

UNC hired the former U.S. Justice Department official to conduct a review of fraud in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies Department. The irregularities included lecture classes with significant athlete enrollments that didn't meet and were instead treated as independent studies requiring only a research paper.

Willingham has said those "paper classes" were designed to keep athletes eligible.


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