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Larry Brown 'worried' by UNC scandalSMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown has been keeping close tabs on the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater and said he is especially concerned that it could stain a man he has long revered. "Absolutely I'm worried about it," Brown said after the Mustangs' shootaround at Indiana on Thursday. (ESPN.com)
Letter: Reform Group's rhetoric is divisiveAs a citizen of the state of North Carolina and a faculty member, the academic scandal revealed in full detail in the Wainstein report is deeply disappointing. Select faculty and administrators responsible for oversight failed all students who took these courses. Further, by not having course offerings for our student-athletes that were beyond reproach, we also let down our athletics programs. (Daily Tar Heel)
Private donations to UNC see 34 percent increase from last yearPrivate donations to the University increased by 34 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to a report released by the development office. Although the annual report for the 2014 fiscal year has not been released yet, Director of Development Communications Scott Ragland said in an email that the University received $298.2 million in private gifts and grants, making it the development office’s second-best year in history. (Daily Tar Heel)
Top lawyer leaves UNC as public records questions swirlThe top lawyer at UNC is leaving for a job at the University of Louisville as questions mount over UNC's actions in the wake of an outside investigation into academic fraud at the university. Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Leslie Strohm will leave Chapel Hill in mid-January to become vice president for strategy and general counsel at Louisville. (WRAL.com)
Faculty athletics committee strikes backAndrew Perrin, a committee member and sociology professor, said he finds irony in the fact that everyone implicated in the Wainstein report is from the College and yet the College wants a larger oversight role. “I think they’ve mistaken the character of representation to suggest that the reason why we serve adequately is because only of our classroom experiences,” Perrin said. (Daily Tar Heel)
More evidence emerges on Jan BoxillAccording to the Wainstein report, sports ethics scholar Jan Boxill steered athletes to fake classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies to help them maintain eligibility to play and graduate. Emails released as supplementary documents also show Boxill, a philosophy professor, offered 160 independent study courses between spring 2004 and spring 2012, according to records obtained by The Daily Tar Heel. (Daily Tar Heel)
Evolution of a NarrativeAs more has been revealed about the AFAM scandal at UNC, the verbiage used to describe it has changed significantly from when the story first broke. What follows is a look into the development of the narrative regarding the scandal and how the descriptive words the media has chosen to use in writing about the scandal have evolved over the last 30 months. (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC Chemistry Professor: Scandal the result of ‘perfect storm’The facts support that our scandal was an academic one, first and foremost. It is indeed a deeply disappointing chapter in our history. As a scandal-weary faculty member, the second-most disappointing aspect of our current situation is the continued divisive pontifications of a select group of elitist colleagues. -- Prof. Cindy Schauer, UNC Department of Chemistry. (Daily Tar Heel)
Bubba Cunningham Defends Roy WilliamsUNC Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham stopped by Roy Williams’ live radio show on Monday night to voice his support of the Hall of Fame coach. Cunningham joined the radio program in the latter part of the hour and spoke uninterrupted for several minutes in response to recent media criticism directed at Williams. (Inside Carolina)
Want to protect your championship banner? Win a titleTere have been bloggers, such as Bradley Bethel at Coaching The Mind, who have suggested the information in the Wainstein report is not as damning to the basketball program as others have insisted. And whatever the NCAA enforcement folks eventually put in front of the infractions committee, if anything, the committee that will serve as the judge and jury might consider none of it to be actionable. (Sporting News)
Guess What? The 2005 Title Team Took Paper ClassesThe latest Kane Klassic provides an interesting, if puzzling, take on paper class enrollment during the 2004-2005 season. Other than the specific numbers, which were detailed in the Wainstein Report, this is really nothing new. It had been common knowledge that members of the 2005 team were in aberrant classes, long before Mary Willingham and Rashad McCants drew attention to them. (Tar Heel Blog)
Former UNC football player Michael McAdoo sues University over academic issuesFormer University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo filed a federal class action alleging the university failed to provide him and others with the education they were promised in return for playing for the school. McAdoo -- not to be confused with James Michael McAdoo, the former UNC basketball player -- and other students took so-called "paper classes" in the African and Afro-American Studies Department (AFAM) at UNC's Chapel Hill campus. (Courthouse News Service)
Bethel: A Wainstein Report ExamThe intellectually dishonest bluster from some faculty members is unsettling. Hodding Carter, Jay Smith, and Harry Watson have contributed to the spread of misinformation by pontificating on the implications of the Wainstein Report as if they had actually read it closely. I implore them and others to shut their mouths unless they can pass this exam. (Coaching the Mind)
Message from Chancellor Carol L. FoltIn the days since Mr. Wainstein’s report was released, I have seen and experienced many acts of character on our campus and beyond – from quiet moments of reflection to public discussions. I’ve been proud of how we have come together to consider the report’s impact on and the experiences of our students and student-athletes, AAAD faculty and alumni, and our community more broadly. (UNC.edu)
Video: UNC Football Invite a Professor to Practice DayMore than 30 UNC faculty members attended Larry Fedora's 'Invite a Professor to Practice Day' which included a 'chalk talk' session, academic round-table meeting and dinner with the team.