TO THE EDITOR:
I was shocked when I read Alexander Peeples’ column from Oct. 16, and I think that the author missed the entire point of this primarily academic scandal.
I can only suggest that the senior history and political science major attempt to get into HIST 383 this Spring, “Big-Time College Sports and the Rights of Athletes, 1956 to the present” —the class that the administration attempted to remove from the registrar this fall.
This is coming from someone who is not a fan of college athletics, and someone who went to a different University during his undergraduate history career (NCSU).
You seem so satisfied with the status quo in only the way that a privileged white southern man could be (coming from someone who is equally pale and male). However judging by your statement that we belong to a, “university with a commitment to ensuring all students can afford to attend...” we seem not to come from similar socioeconomic backgrounds.