UNC chancellor: Accepting responsibility crucial to repairing scandal

A damning investigative report found that students were taking ‘non-classes’ at the university. As officials wait for disciplinary action, they’re speaking out. 

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is looking to move past a major academic scandal that could threaten both the school’s athletic triumphs and its accreditation.

Carol L. Folt, UNC’s chancellor, spoke to the university community Thursday and said she was “deeply disappointed” by the unethical behavior, along with the inaction on the part of faculty members and administrators who did nothing to stop the wrongdoing.

“My greatest hope is that we can restore your trust and ensure that you do not feel diminished by the bad actions of others,” she said.

The academic scandal took place over the span of nearly two decades, from 1993 to 2011, and involved almost 3,100 students.

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