The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 27th, 2014
She was everywhere, and seemingly everyone’s friend, a compassionate
do-gooder who worked long hours with underprepared students while
balancing several jobs, including directing a center on ethics.
On Wednesday the world learned something else about Jeanette M. Boxill: Her own ethics were malleable.
Most of the blame fell on Julius E. Nyang’oro, a former department
chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his
longtime assistant, Deborah Crowder, after they were identified as the
chief architects of a widespread academic scandal there.
But the person everyone’s talking about is Ms. Boxill, a senior
philosophy lecturer and former academic counselor for athletes.
According to an independent report released on Wednesday, she played a
key role in steering athletes into fake classes to help them maintain
their eligibility with the National Collegiate Athletic Association.