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Whistleblower Leaks 148-Word ‘Essay’ that Earned UNC Athlete an A-

What does it take to earn an A- in a course at a major American college? If you’re an athlete at the University of North Carolina, apparently a few poorly punctuated sentences on a historic topic will due. As an academic scandal at the ACC college continues to unfold, a former learning specialists named Mary Willingham, who worked at the UNC Academic Support Program for Student Athletes, showed ESPN an essay (that’s under 150 words) that earned a student-athlete an A- letter grade. The school is being accused of offering fake classes to athletes—that require very little work—so that they could maintain their NCAA eligibility. Willingham told the sports network, “I feel let down and disappointed that something like this could take place. I feel angry at myself for allowing it, for having these blinders on” …

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