Much Anticipated Report On U Of North Carolina Academic Fraud Case Due Thursday

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Three months ago, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp tapped former Gov. Jim Martin to take a deeper look into academic irregularities after the transcript of two-sport star Julius Peppers suggested they went back at least as far as into the late 1990s. On Thursday, Martin expects to produce his findings at a special UNC Board of Trustees meeting, and then later in the day to a special UNC Board of Governors' panel that is looking into the scandal. In between, Martin, Thorp and a representative of the national consulting firm hired to help Martin are expected to take questions from the media. We are hearing a lot of interest in this report, in part because Thorp has said Martin has the authority to go look anywhere he sees fit.

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