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McCrory on UNC scandal: ‘It’s academic fraud’

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Governor Pat McCrory was in town talking about the Chapel Hill scandal, along with a number of other high profile topics.

McCrory was attending a Coastal Resources Commission meeting to learn more about issues facing the Carolina coast.
When talked turned to the topic of scandal at UNC the governor wasn’t mincing words.

“It was a disturbing reminder that if you forget your priorities of education and forget any oversight of those giving the education then bad things happen,” said Governor McCrory, calling the scandal involving ghost classes aimed at boosting the GPA’s of UNC athletes, “academic fraud.”

According to a new report, nearly 20 years of academic fraud took place at UNC Chapel Hill. The Governor looking at the issue and directing his energy toward ensuring the UNC system stays free of fraud.

“Make sure that we do not have this culture existing anywhere else,” said the Governor, “and hold those accountable that encouraged this culture and didn’t change it.”

McCrory said he looked forward to working with UNC’s Chancellor and other UNC System schools to keep something like this from happening again.


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