Handed up by an Orange County, N.C., grand jury, the indictment charged Nyang’oro with “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously” accepting payment “with the intent to cheat and defraud” the university in connection with the AFAM course — a virtually unheard-of legal accusation against a professor.
The indictment, critics say, covers just a small piece of one of the biggest cases of academic fraud in North Carolina history. That it has taken place at Chapel Hill, known for its rigorous academic standards as well as an athletic program revered across the country, has only made it more shocking.
Heh. As if this sort of crap hasn’t been going on all across the country for the past several decades. In fact, I have to confess I was even a part of it. As a Sigma Chi pledge at Indiana University, I wrote dozens of papers for frat house jocks of all kinds – and not one was ever even questioned.
But hey, shocker! University athletes getting free academic rides. Who could ever have imagined something like that?