Auburn update, 8/10
Here's the link to my complete report on the academic investigation at Auburn:
AUBURN -- Auburn University's investigation into academic problems in its sociology and adult education programs revealed irregularities, though the school's athletic department was not implicated, the university's interim president said Thursday.
Ed Richardson said that investigators found evidence of professors in the two departments offering excessive numbers of directed-reading courses. Also, Richardson indicated that some students passed those courses with minimal academic investment.
"Poor judgment is the real thing going on," he said. "I want to emphasize to each of you that this is clearly an academic problem for Auburn University. I believe that athletics was infused into this discussion to provide a sufficient traction to make it newsworthy."
AU clears athletic program