CHAPEl HILL – Mary Willingham says her research privileges at UNC have been revoked.

Multiple media outlets report that Willingham has been asked to re-apply for research privileges by the Institutional Review Board. She says she plans to do so.

Willingham was quoted in a CNN article January 8 as saying there is an alarming number of illiterate student athletes at UNC. The University released data Thursday afternoon that disputes the claims in the CNN article.