A report regarding the investigation of academic fraud in athletics at the University of North Carolina reveals that over 3,100 students have been taking ‘paper classes’ over a course of 18 years. Kenneth Wainstein, former federal prosecutor hired by UNC to investigate the academic fraud, reveals in his report that student athletes were enrolled in fake ‘paper classes’ that allowed them to remain in the system. The University fires four employees and disciplines five more due to their roles in the scandal. Wainstein:
These counselors saw the paper classes and the artificially high grades they yielded as key to helping some student-athletes remain eligible.