The Associated Press
Sept. 27, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The governing body of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is holding its first regularly scheduled meeting since the school’s chancellor resigned after two years of scandals involving academics, athletics and money.
The Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday. Chancellor Holden Thorp said Sept. 17 that he would leave his post in June. Professors, students, employees and the board itself have asked Thorp to stay.
Thorp has struggled with scandals that include football players accepting gifts, no-show classes, instructors who didn’t teach and fundraisers who traveled for personal reasons using donated money.
Former Cornell University President Hunter Rawlings is scheduled to speak at the meeting on the role of a research university. Thorp asked Rawlings to examine the future relationship between academics and athletics on campus.