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    An advocacy group wants the University of North Carolina system president to address the treatment of a former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist who questioned the literacy levels of some school athletes.

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    The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to North Carolina won't be testifying in Washington before a U.S. Senate committee.

  • UNC reading specialist says she is resigning

    The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.

  • UNC reading specialist Willingham resigning

    The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.

  • UNC investigator meets with Willingham

    The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school.

  • Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

    Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released Friday from three outside experts.

  • ** FILE ** Then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama plays basketball with the University of North Carolina's Jack Wooten in Chapel Hill, N.C., on April 29. (Associated Press)

    Bad Rosa Parks essay reignite ire over UNC cheating scandal

    A former professor at the University of North Carolina has brought forward a blunt example of how the college sped big-name athletes with subpar grades to the goal line of graduation, despite lacking scholastic aptitudes: One essay on Rosa Parks, fewer than 150 words and filled with grammatical puzzlers, nonetheless received an A-minus, she said.

  • Investigator to meet teacher about UNC athletes

    The investigator looking into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says he expects to meet with the reading specialist who has questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the school.

  • Accountability group unhappy with UNC response

    The University of North Carolina so far has failed to address concerns raised by an accountability advocacy group about athletics and academics, the head of the group said in a follow-up letter.

  • Group: UNC broke state law by harassing Willingham

    University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says.

  • UNC: Athlete literacy research findings flawed

    North Carolina's top academic officer said Friday that reading specialist Mary Willingham's findings on athlete literacy levels are flawed, though she stands firm that her research is "100 percent correct."

  • UNC stops literacy research of reading specialist

    North Carolina has halted the research of reading specialist Mary Willingham until she receives approval from a review board and is investigating statements she made questioning the literacy level of Tar Heel athletes.

  • UNC adviser files brief in O'Bannon lawsuit

    A reading specialist at the University of North Carolina has filed a brief in support of a lawsuit by former college athletes that challenges the NCAA's ban on compensating athletes.

  • North Carolina coach Roy Williams watches from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Miami won 63-57. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    UNC still dealing with 3 years of academic scandal

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has been in an academic crisis mode for more than three years.

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