In response to two public records requests, the University has released 214,550 pages from 91,383 emails and electronic documents gathered during the independent investigation of academic irregularities led by Kenneth Wainstein.
Those records come from a database of nearly 1.7 million unique electronic records compiled by Wainstein’s firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, as part of the report released on Oct. 22, 2014. The database contained about 5 million total pages of documents.
Before public release, the University is legally mandated to review every page to protect privacy rights and, if necessary, to redact or withhold confidential information.
The News & Observer and The Daily Tar Heel filed separate requests – the largest in University history – before the Wainstein report was released seeking investigation records. (The requests, like all of those submitted to the University, are logged on the Public Records website, http://publicrecords.unc.edu/150092/ and http://publicrecords.unc.edu/150115/).
Click here to access this batch of Wainstein investigation records.
Future batches of Wainstein records will be posted regularly on this same webpage as they become available. The University continues to review and prepare additional records for public release. That process is being done with great care and takes time.
In conjunction with the release of the Wainstein report, the University previously published 1,129 pages of exhibits and supplementary materials including 229 pages of interview summaries; materials from the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes; redacted emails from former and current employees; enrollment data about independent studies in the Afro and Afro-American studies department; and documentation of efforts to contact uncooperative witnesses.
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For more information about the University’s commitment to disclosing public records, refer to http://publicrecords.unc.edu/.