UNC-Chapel Hill http://wfae.org en Former UNC-CH African Studies Chairman Indicted By Grand Jury http://wfae.org/post/former-unc-ch-african-studies-chairman-indicted-grand-jury <p>HILLSBOROUGH An Orange County grand jury Monday morning accused former UNC-Chapel Hill African studies chairman Julius Nyang’oro of a felony for accepting $12,000 from the university for a summer class that he did not teach.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nyang’oro, 59, of Durham was indicted on a charge of obtaining property by false pretenses, Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said. The charge is a lower-level felony and Nyang’oro is not likely to face prison time if convicted.</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:59:36 +0000 Dan Kane/News and Observer 40361 at http://wfae.org Former UNC-CH African Studies Chairman Indicted By Grand Jury UNC To Be Without P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald In Season-Opener http://wfae.org/post/unc-be-without-pj-hairston-leslie-mcdonald-season-opener <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CHAPEL HILL North Carolina will start the season without P.J. </span>Hairston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Leslie McDonald, the school announced on Thursday before coach Roy Williams’ first regularly-scheduled press conference of the season.</span></p><p>It’s not a surprise that Hairston and McDonald, a pair of guards, will miss the season-opener on Friday night against Oakland. The NCAA is investigating both players in separate cases that likely involve impermissible benefits.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:29:59 +0000 Andrew Carter 38795 at http://wfae.org UNC To Be Without P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald In Season-Opener UNC Chancellor Thorp Discusses Most Recent Scandal http://wfae.org/post/unc-chancellor-thorp-discusses-most-recent-scandal <p>The Board of Governors for the UNC system continues to stand behind UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp in the wake of a scandal involving two fundraising officers. But board members also made it clear to Thorp in a meeting Friday they’re concerned about the latest hit to the state’s flagship university.</p><p>The board’s discussion of the most recent resignations was closed to the public. UNC system president Tom Ross said after he still supports UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 13:44:18 +0000 Michael Tomsic 5099 at http://wfae.org Top Fundraiser Resigns In Latest Blow To UNC http://wfae.org/post/top-fundraiser-resigns-latest-blow-unc <p>A vice chancellor and key fundraiser for UNC-Chapel Hill has resigned. Matt Kupec offered his resignation after UNC found he paid for personal trips with the university’s money.&nbsp;</p><p>Kupec took trips on the university’s dime with Tami Hansbrough. She’s the divorced mother of Tyler Hansbrough, the former UNC basketball star who now plays for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. She was working for the university as a major gifts officer. But now she’s on administrative leave and Kupec has resigned.</p><p>Winston Crisp is UNC’s vice chancellor for Student Affairs.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:53:44 +0000 Michael Tomsic 4822 at http://wfae.org Top Fundraiser Resigns In Latest Blow To UNC Wolfpack Fans' Digging Could Point To More Problems At UNC http://wfae.org/post/wolfpack-fans-digging-could-point-more-problems-unc <p>An academic scandal that has engulfed UNC-Chapel Hill’s athletic department may go back more than a decade.<br><br>Until last weekend, we already knew that the school’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies offered several classes and independent study courses that provided little or no instruction. The classes were popular with athletes, particularly football players.<br><br>An internal investigation that reached those findings last spring only went back four years, and warned that fraud could go back several years.<br> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mark Rumsey 3006 at http://wfae.org UNC Charlotte Teams Up With UNC-Chapel Hill For New Degree Program http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-teams-unc-chapel-hill-new-degree-program <p>Nearly one-third of American workers get fewer than&nbsp;six hours of sleep a night. That's according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And with increasing attention to disorders, especially sleep apnea, the number of sleep centers across the country has increased. In response, UNC Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill have teamed up to offer an online degree in neurodiagnostics and sleep science. The schools tout it as the first bachelor’s program of its kind in the country. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:41:23 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 1683 at http://wfae.org