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for Independent Weekly Vol. 28 Issue 35, Aug 2011
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Two months after a state audit alleged Nan Coleman of siphoning $1 million from a program at North Carolina Central University, she has yet to face criminal or civil charges. Coleman is additionally being accused of skimming nearly 40 percent of $2.5 million in revenues from a federal funded tutoring program that she also oversaw for the Durham Public schools and other greater Triangle area school districts, and the Historically Minority Colleges and Universities Consortium.
Bill Friday has been pushing for reform in college athletics for years. As the founding co-chairman of the Knight Commission, a watchdog group of college presidents and other leakers who seek to balance college-level sports with academics, this UNC system president emeritus has worked on reform issues for two decades.
America's love affair with college football has gotten more complicated over the years. With an onslaught of revelations concerning corruption within the system, many speculate that this is a sign of the times. But Fellerath explains that corruption within the realm of college football is nothing new.
Geary provides an analysis of the Wake County school board race, specifically detailing Districts 6, 3, and 8, providing information of candidates, and opinions on how Democrats should face the upcoming elections.