The latest from North Carolina
We're taking heat for not posting this news earlier – and we should have. The Raleigh paper reported Sept. 23 that accreditors have determined that degrees earned by 25 North Carolina Central University students at an unauthorized satellite campus set up under then-NCCU chancellor and now FAMU President James Ammons are, in fact, valid.
Higher education officials in North Carolina continue to investigate why Ammons and other NCCU leaders did not follow established procedure in setting up the satellite. The state auditor's office in N.C. recently began investigating, too – another development in the NCCU satellite story that we did not post, until now.
- Ron Matus, state education reporter