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Campus leaders determined to help restore public trust

Bruce Cairns, who is entering his second year as chair of the Faculty Council, and Charles Streeter, who is starting his third year as chair of the Employee Forum, represent different constituents, but they serve the same University. They are also bound by a shared goal for the new academic year: restoring public trust in the institution. (University Gazette)

Editorial mistaken about Hatchell

As a women’s basketball season ticketholder, a faculty member and a female, I felt compelled to respond to the misleading Daily Tar Heel editorial from Thursday on the women’s basketball situation. Many recent articles and letters have touted claims that women’s basketball is being offered up as the sacrificial lamb in our scandal to save the revenue sports. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Launches New Academic Support Website for Student-Athletes

UNC has launched a new website centered on academic services for student-athletes. The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes at UNC announced the new website that offers information regarding all of the academic support services offered to student-athletes at Carolina, according to the ASPSA Director Michelle Brown. (Chapelboro.com)

Carol Folt, Stephen Hawking kick off historic physics conference

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt welcomed renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday. Hawking’s public lecture was an early highlight of the historic gathering of the world’s most accomplished physicists. (UNC.edu)

Refusing to Argue With Stupidity

The fact that the N&O editorial board has resorted to throwing the kitchen sink at the UNC scandal in hopes that by throwing around inflammatory terms like “sexism” they may just catch the eye of some national hot-take artist. That or their target audience is literally PackPride. Either way it’s truly a recklessness that reeks of desperation. (Tar Heel Depot)

Chansky’s Notebook: Vicious Cycle Continues

Will the Wainstein Report ever go away? Not looking like it. For the media and all those ABC fans, the Wainstein Report is the gift that keeps on giving. That one last independent probe into the academic scandal, which the Board of Governors and Chancellor believed we needed, traded transparency for protection of the university’s image and brand. Needless, I say, because what was broken had already been fixed. (Chapelboro.com)

Consider UNC woes in broader context

As as happened with many schools boasting high-profile sports teams, UNC has landed under the spotlight for misconduct. Some faculty were offering dubious classes and some athletes — along with a lot of other students — were taking advantage. Despite some outrageous claims from disgruntled former basketball player Rashad McCants, the evidence has generally cleared the marqee sports programs and pointed to issues elsewhere. (The Robesonian)

Sorting Through The Silly and the Specious of the Weekend

Friday's announcement that UNC has self-reported two more NCAA violations in women's basketball and men's soccer led to some silly theories making their way through the interwebs over the weekend and the revival of a specious argument by everyone's favorite investigative reporter. (Tar Heel Blog)

The More Things Change...

...the more they stay the same. Tar Heel Blog in 2010 and now. (Tar Heel Blog)

‘More of the same’ with UNC scandal

But wait, there’s more: The October 2014 release of the report generated from an investigation spearheaded by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein was accompanied by some 1,200 pages of supplemental material that led leaders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel to at least five million pages of related information that has turned up even more violations than what his team found, UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Bubba Cunningham Press Conference Notes

North Carolina Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham held a teleconference Friday afternoon to disclose that the school recently turned over evidence to the NCAA additional violations in the women's basketball program and new violations in the men's soccer program. Here are notes and quotes from Cunningham's nearly 20-minute teleconference: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC-Chapel Hill reports new information to NCAA

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has notified the NCAA’s enforcement staff that, in the course of responding to the NCAA’s notice of allegations of May 20, 2015, it identified two new pieces of information potentially requiring further review. The University is fully cooperating with the NCAA and working within the NCAA’s processes to bring closure to the investigation as soon as possible. (UNC.edu)

New Findings Likely to Delay NCAA Process

Only a few days before North Carolina was set to submit and release its response to the NCAA's notice of allegations, new findings are likely to put the process on hold. North Carolina is expected to announce on Friday that it is self-reporting to the NCAA new violations that will require an NCAA inquiry, sources confirm to Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Preparing to Release NOA Response

UNC will release its response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations early next week, multiple sources familiar with the proceedings confirmed. The University received its notice of allegations on May 20, 2015, and has 90 days to respond in accordance with NCAA bylaws. That 90-day window closes on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The response is expected to be shared with the public the day of its submission to the NCAA. (Inside Carolina)

UNC celebrates largest fundraising year in history

Members of Carolina’s Office of University Development joined Chancellor Carol L. Folt at the Rizzo Conference Center Aug. 12 to celebrate the University’s largest fundraising year in history. UNC-Chapel Hill received nearly $447 million in commitments in fiscal year 2015. The 44-percent increase from last year marks UNC-Chapel Hill’s best fundraising year of all time. (UNC.edu)

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