Around the industry: UNC placed on probation after academic fraud case
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- North Carolina: The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's accreditation has been placed on a one-year probation for academic fraud, its accrediting body announced Thursday. At the end of the year, university officials will be expected to submit a report detailing steps they have taken to fix the problem (Inside Higher Ed, 6/12)
- South Carolina: The embattled South Carolina State University will not lose its accreditation over financial problems, but the board may need to cut up to $35 million in order to balance the budget, officials announced Thursday. However, leaders have not yet decided how much they will cut or where the cuts will come from. The university has one more year of probation to fix its financial troubles (Shain, The State, 6/11).
- Virginia: Charges will be dropped against Martese Johnson, a University of Virginia student whose arrest and injury in March became part of a national conversation about race and police violence. Johnson is respected as a campus leader—a double major who serves on the honor committee and in a fraternity. Officials say the community decided to use Johnson's arrest to open a "constructive dialogue" about the relationship between local police and citizens (Shapiro, Washington Post, 6/11).
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