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UNC-Chapel Hill Forming Panel For Further Review Of Academic Fraud Case

Earlier this week, the News & Observer reported that academic fraud involving athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill may go back to the late 1990s. The newspaper's Dan Kane told WFAE's Mark Rumsey what he dug up, and how NC State fans used his reporting to help locate what appears to be a transcript of alum Julius Peppers that raises more questions. Kane now reports that UNC-Chapel Hill is creating an outside panel to investigation those allegations. Former Gov. Jim Martin has been asked to serve on it. Last spring, an internal investigation found that, dating back to 2007, UNC's Department of African and Afro-American Studies offered 54 that provided little or no instruction. The classes were popular with athletes, particularly football players.