Topics: UNC Athletics and Student Athletes

Student presidential candidates aim for campus collaboration

All three student body president candidates this year — Houston Summers, Kathryn Walker and David Marsh — said they want to see more connection between different sectors of UNC’s community, but they have different strategies for obtaining that goal.

Graduation rates of student body vs. black male athletes


Experts weigh in on potential sanctions for UNC from NCAA investigation


Nearly 100 days have passed since the release of the Wainstein report, and UNC still appears far from reaching the closure that it seeks.

Athlete working group talks impact of new NCAA rule

New NCAA legislation that allows universities to pay athletes for the full cost of college attendance was met with positive reactions from the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group on Tuesday.

NCAA approves student-athlete support

UNC was one of 65 schools that voted to pass legislation on Saturday to better financially support student-athletes across the country with an increased value of athletic scholarships. 

Students disappointed by McMillan's departure

Since the release of the Wainstein report, professor Tim McMillan’s students have said they’re disappointed with the findings and that he had to leave because of his involvement.

Chicago attorney to help with UNC’s ‘numerous’ legal problems

UNC retained the New York City-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for help with the University’s “numerous pressing legal challenges.”

UNC responds to accrediting agency


In a 223-page response on Monday, the University defended its integrity to its accrediting agency.

Mary Willingham and UNC head to mediation


Former athletic learning specialist Mary Willingham has always said she filed her lawsuit against UNC for one reason — to get her job back. 

Athlete working group at UNC might disband

After naming most of its objectives, the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group is considering handing over its responsibilities to the Faculty Athletics Committee and other committees.

Student government wears Carolina Blue for athletes

Since the release of the Wainstein report in October, Student Body President Andrew Powell has watched student-athletes and the athletic department squirm under the national microscope.

Student-athletes weigh in on getting paid

Starting point guard Marcus Paige might be an amateur, but this month his signed jersey is going for about $270 on Ebay — nearly $195 more than what UNC Student Stores charges for his nameless, unsigned jersey’s replica. 

Anson Dorrance declares innocence in academic scandal


Anson Dorrance’s new book looks like any other. A black and blue cover, spiral-bound like a notebook — it fits right in with the hundreds of other books piled up around his office.

UNC student-athletes take "It's On Us" pledge

For UNC student-athletes who have taken the pledge, it’s on them to end sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

More evidence emerges on Jan Boxill


The Wainstein report was not the new page Jan Boxill expected to turn, she once said.

Faculty Executive Committee wants more involvement in student-athlete matters

UNC faculty want a place to voice their concerns directly when it comes to the role of athletics in the University, members of the Faculty Executive Committee said in their meeting Monday.

William Rhoden calls on the athletes


Student-athletes heard a refreshing message from an award-winning columnist on Thursday — go out and lead.

Sylvia Hatchell mum on Wainstein report after first women's basketball game


Sylvia Hatchell ran from questions about the Wainstein report as quickly as her players transitioned down the court in Carmichael Arena Wednesday.

Running back Romar Morris suspended after DWI arrest


North Carolina junior running back Romar Morris won’t play in the team’s Nov. 15 matchup with Pittsburgh after he was arrested and charged with driving while impaired early Sunday morning.

Faculty call for UNC to apologize to Mary Willingham

When Kenneth Wainstein crafted the final report on his investigation of two decades of academic impropriety, he made at least one thing clear — the University could have known.