Jan Boxill resigns from UNC in wake of academic scandal

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UNC professor Jan Boxill resigned on Thursday.

UNC Chapel Hill said Thursday than Jan Boxill has resigned from the school effective February 28.

Boxill, who was former faculty chair, a senior lecturer in ethics, and an academic counselor for athletes was told she would be terminated October 22, but was appealing.

Boxill was one of four employees fired in the wake of the Wainstein report on academic fraud at UNC involving student athletes and so called "paper classes" within the African and Afro-American Studies department that required little or no work.

The report alleged Boxill not only knew of the classes, but steered student-athletes into them and even suggested what grades they should get.

UNC said "Boxill has indicated her intent to seek retirement benefits based on her years of service as provided to state employees under North Carolina law."

More here: http://carolinacommitment.unc.edu/updates/university-statement-regarding-jan-boxills-resignation/.

Contacted by ABC11 Thursday, Boxill said the school's announcement of her intention to resign came as a surprise.

"Since the Wainstein report, this has left my life in turmoil. I've given 30 years of honor and commitment. This has affected me and my family emotionally and financially. This has turned my world upside down," she said in a statement.

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