After one of two people found through multiple investigations to have orchestrated fraudulent courses in UNC’s African and Afro-American Studies department was indicted three months ago, some might have been waiting for the other shoe to drop.
As soon as the PA system clicked on around 5:40 p.m., booing echoed throughout Koury Natatorium.
Jim Dean and Mary Willingham are not on the same page. Dean, UNC’s executive vice chancellor and provost, and Willingham, a reading specialist and former athletic tutor, haven’t publicly agreed on much in the past week since Willingham went to CNN with her student-athlete literacy findings.
It’s almost like everyone forgot the last three years even happened. Forgot about UNC being the butt of every cheating joke, with its latest scandals endlessly passing by on the ESPN scroll and dragging the University’s reputation through the mud behind it. At least it appears we’ve lost our short-term memory, ever since CNN published an article that revealed Mary Willingham’s claims about student-athlete literacy.
UNC’s Chi Phi fraternity has been suspended by the national chapter in conjunction with the University until the national body concludes an investigation into alleged risk management violations.
Hunter Rawlings acknowledges in a culture where problems with big-time athletics have plagued universities across the country, there are many reports completed — but not much reform comes out of them.
When a younger Holden Thorp played bass in the band, he would think of himself as the guy who sits in the background and makes the other instruments sound good.
When Carol Folt talks about her career in higher education, she quotes former New York Yankees baseball Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra. “I like to kid around about Yogi Berra, but he says, you know, ‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it,’” she said in an interview Saturday about applying to become UNC’s next chancellor.