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University Of North Carolina Identifies Employees Facing Dismissal Over Athletics, Academics Scandals

UNC officials Wednesday disclosed in a settlement over a public records lawsuit that four employees were either fired, resigned or are in the process of being fired in the wake of a detailed investigation into the longstanding academic fraud that primarily benefited athletes.

Among those the university is seeking to fire is Jan Boxill, the former faculty leader who was found to have steered athletes to classes that she knew had no instruction. Boxill is a philosophy professor and former head of a UNC center for ethics. UNC officials said Boxill is appealing “the University’s intention to discharge her.” Her case is now before the University Faculty Hearings Committee.