William Rhoden, a New York Times sports columnist, gives the Diaspora Lecture in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on Thursday.

William Rhoden calls on the athletes

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

UNC Athletics and Student Athletes

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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.

Courtesy of David Navalinsky. 

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.

Courtesy of David Navalinsky. 

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.

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. 

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.