A UNC-Chapel Hill department chairman at the center of questions regarding academic integrity within the university's football program has resigned from the position, university officials said today.
UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp said in a statement that Julius Nyang'oro, who headed the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, has resigned as the university looks at "possible irregularities with courses that included undergraduate students."
"Because academic integrity is paramount, we have every obligation to get to the bottom of these issues," Thorp said.
The resignation follows reports in The News & Observer that raised questions about Nyang'oro's connections to football players and the athletic department. He will continue to teach.
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