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Chancellor Folt Sends Message To Carolina Community
Dear Carolina Community: I am writing today to provide my perspective on a topic that has been reported in the media recently, and more importantly,...

UNC whistleblower details academic disparities in brief
Calling the academic experience for athletes “separate and unequal,” learning specialist Mary Willingham said that a substantial number of the football and men’s basketball players...

Video: UNC Whistleblower Speaks
ESPN's Bob Ley speaks with Mary Willingham, the whistleblower whose research into academic improprieties has brought the athletic department and administration at UNC under fire...

Chancellor Carol Folt cited for speeding
UNC Chancellor Carol Folt was cited for speeding in Pittsboro on U.S. Highway 64 near Haw River at 3:54 a.m. on Jan. 1. Folt was...

Mary Willingham shares data with officials
Former athletic tutor Mary Willingham said she turned her data on athletes’ literacy levels over to UNC for what she says was the fourth time...

UNC Facing a Very Public Argument with Mary Willingham
The University of North Carolina is now arguing with one of their own employees through various media outlets over, among other things, whether a former...

Some UNC faculty call for more transparency
Everyone on campus seems to be looking to Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Jim Dean to guide UNC through the latest athletic debacle — even...

NCAA responds to literacy findings
Joining many top-tier UNC administrators, the NCAA has also called into question the statistics presented in a CNN report last week about the literacy levels...

Death threats and denial for woman who showed college athletes struggle to read
The death threats, Mary Willingham expected. More shocking is that UNC is now disavowing her research as a whistleblower -- research that showed between 8%...

Academic performance of athletes lags in state's university system
As scrutiny mounts about college sports enterprises, UNC system campuses show a mixed bag of success and embarrassment in the academic performance of athletes, according...

North Carolina responds to CNN report
"A Jan. 7 CNN story quoted a source who claimed that a former UNC basketball player was unable to read or write. We do not...

An educator's response to the CNN student-athlete literacy report
As an educator and UNC alumnus, I am trying to digest this blizzard of information as objectively as possible. A few red flags, some in...

The National Media Is Going to Dwell on UNC Academics for Awhile
If you're the type of person who doesn't particularly enjoy reading about the UNC academic scandal, 2014 has not been a particularly good year for...

CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders
Early in her career as a learning specialist, Mary Willingham was in her office when a basketball player at UNC walked in looking for help...

UNC professor reportedly writing book about academic scandal at university
UNC history professor Jay Smith is writing a book about how "the business of sports undermines the mission of education," referring specifically to what has...

UNC Associate AD Creech Leaves for Maine Director of Athletics Job
UNC senior associate director of athletics Karlton Creech will be moving to Maine to accept the director of athletics position at the University of Maine...

UNC Asst. AD On Ticket Policies In Wake Of Student Frustration
The North Carolina men’s basketball game against Kentucky on Dec. 14 caused outrage among students waiting in line– many of whom were eventually turned away after...

Bubba Cunningham Q&A
Bubba Cunningham: “Obviously, you never want to be in this situation where a student-athlete isn’t able to participate. We’ve taken a long time to get...

Chansky: What Were They Thinking?
James Moeser says that, if he were still chancellor at the time, he would not have fired Butch Davis. And former Athletic Director Dick Baddour...

Carolina #1 academic value among public campuses for 13th time in a row
UNC-Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education for the 13th consecutive time, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Since...

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