Part I of series: At UNC, a missed clue, and a mantra: This was not about athletics — The News & Observer

In September 2010, UNC-Chapel Hill was embroiled in its worst athletic scandal in 50 years when one of its lawyers placed a call to Swahili instructor Alphonse Mutima.

The attorney was handling a matter related to that investigation, which involved football players who had taken perks from agents and improper help from a tutor. NCAA staffers had discovered the quagmire and had been digging for several weeks.

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Part II of series: Despite star’s classes, most resist deeper look — The News & Observer

By the time Peter Hans took over the chairmanship of the UNC Board of Governors in the summer of 2012, he was known as a problem solver, with 15 years of experience in government, higher education and public relations. He worked for a major law firm as a senior policy adviser and had previously worked for three prominent Republicans in Congress.

His profession taught him to choose his words carefully. When he saw a story on Julius Peppers’ transcript that August, he didn’t get defensive about his alma mater. He wanted to know more.

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All the Wright moves | The Daily Reflector

Audiences in Wright Auditorium this weekend might wonder how dance students who have not yet been in classes for a month could possibly pull off a performance that features jazz, tap, contemporary and hip-hop. The truth is that 19 days of class would hardly be enough to ensure that the students had all the right moves for a main-stage show at East Carolina University. This is why student artists — like student athletes — reported to campus early to start their semester off on the right foot.

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ECU professor: HB2’s economic impact could alter N.C. election | WNCT

House Bill 2 is regarded by many as a civil rights issue. Gov. Pat McCrory labels it an issue of public safety. But East Carolina University political science professor Carmine Scavo said that thanks to decisions by the NCAA, the NBA and the ACC to pull tournaments from North Carolina, the law has an even wider impact.

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At UNC, a missed clue, and a mantra: This was not about athletics | The News & Observer

In September 2010, UNC-Chapel Hill was embroiled in its worst athletic scandal in 50 years when one of its lawyers placed a call to Swahili instructor Alphonse Mutima. The attorney was handling a matter related to that investigation, which involved football players who had taken perks from agents and improper help from a tutor. NCAA staffers had discovered the quagmire and had been digging for several weeks.

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University to buy $1 million football scoreboard with thrifty librarian’s money, outraging critics — The Washington Post

Robert Morin had his quirks: a regular breakfast of Fritos and a Coke; a refusal to give up on the 1992 Plymouth that he drove to his job as a library cataloger; the 18-year span, from 1979 to 1997, during which he watched more than 22,000 movies — an average of about three a day. Morin read in chronological order every book published in the United States between 1930 and 1938, excepting only textbooks, children’s books and cookbooks.

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Employees voice concerns about ECU Physicians, Vidant merger | The Daily Reflector

Some East Carolina University Physicians employees are worried they will lose their benefits or their jobs as a result of their employer’s merger with Vidant Health, several said at a town hall Wednesday night. The town hall was hosted by Faculty Forward in conjunction with Democracy NC and the State Employees’ Association of North Carolina.

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