UNCW employee let go after UNC academic fraud report
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The University of North Carolina system is reeling Wednesday night in what could be the biggest academic fraud in history.
According to a new report today, nearly 20 years of academic fraud took place at UNC Chapel Hill. And now, we know it could have local ties. Beth Bridger worked as an Academics Adviser for UNCW Athletics.
In the Chapel Hill investigation, a former Justice Department official found that more than 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades for research papers.
Beth Bridger was named in that report. A UNCW spokeswoman says Bridger was hired at UNCW in January of 2014 and was still in her probationary period and was "separated".
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