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Texas to Hold Independent Review of Academic Misconduct

After it was previously reported by the The Chronicle of Higher Education that Texas basketball players improperly received help to keep their grades up, new University of Texas president Greg Fenves has ordered a full review of all academic services at the school.

If you recall, the story by Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education indicated former players Martez Walker, J’Covan Brown and P.J. Tucker were assisted in passing classes with the help of aides, with some using cell phones to cheat on tests

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“This top-to-bottom review will help me fully understand all aspects of the academic mission of our Athletics program,” Fenves said in a statement.
The report will envelop every facet of current and former UT student-athletes’ time and trails at the school. That includes: “admissions, academic advising and tutorial assistance, choices of majors and coursework, interactions among athletics employees and university faculty members, officials in such areas as financial aid and the registrar’s office, and the deans of student affairs in individual colleges at UT Austin, the history of Athletics’ Student Services, which has been merged into one office during the past decade, any specific incidents of concern that arise, and consistency with national best practices and NCAA requirements.”

Also, as reported by Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk, Fenves said in a teleconference with reporters on Tuesday that former Longhorn coach Rick Barnes had no involvement and his departure in March had nothing to do with any academic misconduct.

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