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UNC President Tom Ross Ousted By Board of GovernorsUNC System President Tom Ross is on the way out. The decision was announced on Friday. Ross will be transitioning out of his role effective January 3, 2016, or when his successor is in place, whichever is later. At a press conference with President Ross and Board Chairman John Fennebresque, it was very clear the timeline the board had in mind for a transition was very different than the timeline Ross had planned. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC system president Tom Ross leaving positionTom Ross, the 17th president of the University of North Carolina system, is leaving his position, WRAL has learned. Ross was scheduled to speak on his decision in Friday's board of governors meeting. The 64-year-old Ross will leave the school next January, a board member told The Associated Press. The Greensboro native earned a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. (WRAL.com)
Chicago attorney to help with UNC’s ‘numerous’ legal problemsUNC retained the New York City-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for help with the University’s “numerous pressing legal challenges.” Rick White, associate vice chancellor for communications and public affairs, said partners of the firm will be paid $990 an hour, while associates of the firm will make between $450 and $975. (Daily Tar Heel)
Walden Responds to Wainstein ReportFormer men’s basketball academic counselor Wayne Walden said he had no “secret knowledge” of the irregular AFAM classes taken by UNC students from 1993-2011. Walden worked under Roy Williams from 2003-09 and corresponded regularly with Deborah Crowder, the AFAM secretary who was pinned as the orchestrator of independent study classes that offered generous grades without regard to the quality of the submitted work. (Inside Carolina)
Q&A with Bubba Cunningham, Part IINorth Carolina director of athletics Bubba Cunningham: "None of us are perfect. Roy’s not perfect, I’m not perfect, none of us are, but I think he has tried to do things the right way his entire career, his entire life. And in 26 or 27 years of being a head coach, no one’s questioned his integrity. I believe in the guy. I think that anybody that has worked with him believes in him." (Inside Carolina)
Q&A with Bubba Cunningham, Part IThere’s a perception amongst the fan base that UNC hasn’t defended itself well enough or responded appropriately to certain criticisms levied at the university. What is your response to that assertion? Do you think UNC has responded appropriately? Bubba Cunningham: “Yes, I think we have. I think we try to inform people of facts. And as I said, people are going to have an opinion..." (Inside Carolina)
Bethel: Emails Reveal Disputes Between Jay Smith and Other Faculty MembersDespite the University's continued stalling over the release of emails between Jay Smith and his co-conspirators, I have obtained some, and they expose his acrimonious disposition and reveal a contentious relationship between him and other faculty members. Although I still do not have nearly all the emails, I have enough to suggest the low regard in which a number of faculty members hold Smith. (Coaching the Mind)
Statement From UNC On Passing Of Stuart ScottOur hearts go out to Stuart Scott’s family and friends, including his daughters Taelor and Sydni, and his colleagues at ESPN. He loved his home state and his alma mater. Stuart taught us that sports is about joy and laughter, not just achievement and results. More important, he showed us how to fight with dignity and honor. (GoHeels.com)
UNC releases more names of staffers punished in fraud scandalUNC on Wednesday released the names of two faculty members punished in the wake of an investigation into academic fraud. Former faculty chair Jan Boxill, a philosophy professor, was given a termination notice in October but is challenging the move. Timothy McMillan, a senior lecturer in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, also was given a termination notice in October but decided to resign, effective Wednesday. (WRAL.com)
The UNC scandal, Fall 2014 RoundupI have no true “inside information” to share, but I do have in-depth knowledge of the situation. I was an original member of the Athletics Reform Group (although we have since parted ways); I am an elected member of the Faculty Athletics Committee; and I am a member of the Student-Athlete Initiative Working Group, convened by the Provost. Nothing here is official or on behalf of any of those committees; I’m writing only as myself. (ScatterPlot)
Video: UNC Athletics Fall Wrap Up With Bubba CunninghamJones Angell and Bubba Cunningham recap the 2014 fall sports season and discuss current topics concerning the department of athletics.
The NCAA ApproachNCAA president Mark Emmert praised UNC’s cooperation with the enforcement staff, which could serve to mitigate potential penalties. “The university has been very forthcoming working with our people,” Emmert told CBS Sports. Emmert also seemed to give UNC credit for investigating itself and finding issues that never came up during the previous NCAA probe into the football program. (Inside Carolina)
Defining The Wainstein ReportRoy Williams and Butch Davis have challenged how aspects of their programs were portrayed in the Wainstein Report, and UNC officials say privately that the final document produced by the eight-month investigation into academic improprieties in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies isn’t perfect. (Inside Carolina)
Larry Gallo Jr. built a legacy as a ‘friend to all’During 16 years at Carolina, Larry Gallo Jr. has supervised a variety of areas, including human resources, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, technology services, the grant-in-aid program, and compliance and eligibility for NCAA and ACC guidelines. For many years, he also was in charge of the daily administration of the men’s basketball and football teams as the senior associate athletic director. (UNC.edu)
Judge Orders Mediation For UNC Media LawsuitA judge on Friday denied a motion from UNC lawyers to dismiss a suit brought by WRAL and other local media to compel the university to disclose the names of employees disciplined in the wake of the Wainstein scandal. In addition to denying the dismissal motion, the judge instructed the parties to settle the matter through mediation, saying, “If you can’t come up with a timetable, I’ll do it for you.” (Chapelboro.com)