One of the hardest undergraduate courses in the computer science department is Computer Science 530: Operating Systems. It’s a flipped class. We worked in groups of four on absurdly difficult worksheets, watching video lectures and doing projects outside class. Besides the professor’s philosophical opposition to posting answers to these worksheets (ever), it was a well-executed course and likely the best way to learn the low-level workings of complex machinery.
Here at UNC, the decision by the Board of Governors to cap the amount of money that could be used from student tuition toward need-based aid provoked hours of debate, careful consideration and close attention from this paper. But at yesterday’s BOG meeting, the issue was given mere minutes of tossed-off attention.
Yesterday’s editorial on the Wainstein Report was well-intentioned but missed the mark and unfortunately set back the conversation regarding athletics and academics on this campus.