Campus News

Auburn U. cleared of academic fraud

Auburn University has been cleared of academic fraud charges levied over independent-study courses taken by many of its athletes in 2005 and 2006, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association investigated charges that the classes were used to keep athletes academically eligible by demanding little work and being too easy. The investigation found that the courses were “overly accommodating to all students,” not just athletes. Auburn was cleared of the charges, the Chronicle stated.