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Kemp's suit fostered academic reform

Updated: January 8, 2009, 10:18 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Jan Kemp, the University of Georgia professor who was fired after publicly criticizing the university for allowing athletes who failed remedial classes to continue playing sports and stay in school, has died. She was 59.

Kemp's lawsuit to get reinstated led to sweeping reforms at UGA and helped lead to tougher academic standards for athletes nationwide.

Her 26-year-old son, Will Kemp, said his mother was pronounced dead Thursday at an Athens nursing home ...

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