Hiring Scandal at N.C. State Could Have Wider Repercussions

The controversy over the hiring of a former governor's wife at North Carolina State University has already claimed the jobs of several high-profile people at the university: the chancellor, James L. Oblinger; the provost, Larry A. Nielsen; the chairman of the Board of Trustees, D. McQueen Campbell III. The ex-governor's wife herself, Mary P. Easley, also lost her $170,000-a-year university job, whose salary some people thought was too lavish.

But James D. Martin, a chemistry professor