Topics: UNC Athletics and Student Athletes

Faculty Council suggest solutions to academic problems

A week after the release of Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation report on the academic scandal, the members of the UNC Faculty Council assembled to discuss the resolution of the existing problems and try to path the way for the University’s future.

Students respond to Wainstein report in panel

Emotions ran high in Carroll Hall Thursday night as a student panel led more than 100 people in a discussion of Kenneth Wainstein’s report. 

Student athlete working group talks Wainstein report


Questions about student-athletes’ educations have dominated campus conversation in the aftermath of the Wainstein report, but one group has already been working to find solutions to these questions.

Review: ‘Priceless Gem’ rings relevant


In the wake of UNC athletic scandals and the recent release of Kenneth Wainstein’s report, “Priceless Gem: An Athlete Story” not only captures many ongoing arguments about academics, but manages to give a spirited voice to the students feeling the repercussions.

Play draws on student-athlete experience


The release of Kenneth Wainstein’s report on Wednesday marked the most recent contribution to a larger conversation about the student-athlete experience, and a performance tonight will attempt to bring to light the often unheard perspective of those athletes.

In his first comments about the Wainstein report, Roy Williams was shell-shocked


Roy Williams tried to answer the questions, but he couldn’t. A sigh, a long pause, the clicking of camera shutters filled the silence.

Wainstein report might be the conclusion to UNC's academic scandal


It was all a lie.

Campus shocked by former faculty chairwoman Jan Boxill's involvement in academic scandal


It’s the irony that hurts the most.

Wainstein report reveals extent of academic scandal at UNC


A sweeping investigation revealed the grim truth of what actually happened in the former Afro and African-American Studies department.

UNC athletes haven't unionized despite ruling

UNC-system scholarship athletes have denied the invitation to sign up.

Working group talks athletic department's interactions with Honor Court

Less than a month after four football players were sent to the student attorney general for being accused of assaulting redshirt freshman wide receiver Jackson Boyer during training camp, the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group reviewed the Department of Athletics’ procedures for interacting with the Honor Court. 

UNC fan’s lawsuit debates free speech

The definition of free speech is the crux of a recent lawsuit involving UNC and a fan of UNC athletics.

Social media policies of student-athletes criticized

Last year, UNC softball players were not allowed to post any of their photos from Halloween on Franklin Street to Facebook — at least, not without a coach’s permission.

Faculty Council talks athlete graduation rates

During the first Faculty Council meeting of the academic year, the Faculty Athletics Committee presented its annual report, opening up discussion about the student-athlete graduation rate and the record number of UNC student-athletes on the ACC Honor Roll. 

Faculty Athletics Committee examines changing landscape


Cunningham updated the Faculty Athletics Committee on important litigation and changes to the governance of college athletics in the committee’s first meeting of the academic year.

Investigation of UNC football team handed to Honor System

Student Attorney General Raquel Dominguez will determine whether an investigation will continue in the case regarding the alleged assault of UNC redshirt freshman wide receiver Jackson Boyer.

Group discusses student-athlete attendance policy

athlete-working-group-0912A rule that could allow student-athletes to miss up to one-fourth of their classes in a semester drew discussion from members of the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group Thursday.

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas urges NCAA to pay athletes at panel discussion


Jay Bilas, an ESPN college basketball analyst, isn’t shy to admit he profits from student-athletes — but he said that doesn’t make him ignore their exploitation by the NCAA and the universities they represent.

Report filed for alleged football team assault

More than two weeks after four football players were suspended for violating a team policy when they were accused of assaulting a redshirt freshman on the team, the Department of Public Safety has acknowledged the incident might have occurred.

Court upheld UNC usher's lifetime ban from athletic facilities and events

A former usher accused of harassing University employees is still banned from all UNC athletic facilities and events, the N.C. Court of Appeals announced Tuesday.