Accrediting agency removes UNC-Chapel Hill from probation

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The agency that accredits colleges across the South says the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is no longer on probation for an academic fraud scandal.

The board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges announced from its meeting Thursday in Memphis, Tennessee, that it has released the country's oldest public university from its one-year probation.

In June 2015, the board determined that the university should be penalized for failing to comply with seven key operating principles for its members, including integrity, program content, control of intercollegiate athletics and academic support services.

In a response released on YouTube, Chancellor Carol Folt said the school instituted reforms and initiatives that are working well. She says work required a "Carolina-wide commitment to getting it right."