FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 file photo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp speaks about his decision to resign his post at the end of the coming academic ... more 
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 file photo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp speaks about his decision to resign his post at the end of the coming academic year effective June 30, 2013, during an interview in his office in Chapel Hill, N.C. After a two-year saga of scandals, the country’s oldest public university is in the limelight for another reason: Will the campus leader, Thorp, who cleaned up the messes step down next summer, despite pleas from across the state to stay? Thorp has given no indication he will change his plans to resign in June, and the campus Board of Trustees has said it will move forward looking for his replacement. But the calls for him to stay have increased, from groups representing 29,000 students, 12,000 employees and 3,500 professors to the powerful trustees. But Thorp has made clear he loves leading a university that last year climbed into the Top 10 in attracting federal research funding. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Harry Lynch, File) MANDATORY CREDIT less 
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