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Bethel: Smith-Willingham and ARG Emails Available

On September 17, I submitted a request to the UNC public records office for Jay Smith's emails related to athletics: That request was only one of several I have submitted (some through an attorney) since the summer of 2014. UNC has responded with over 21,000 pages, and I want to make them available to the public. You can download all 21,000+ pages here. (Coaching the Mind)

UNC Town Hall Interrupted By Protest

As the UNC Town Hall meeting on race and inclusion began Thursday evening, a group of protesting students interrupted moderator Clarence Page to make demands of the administrators present, including Chancellor Carol Folt and members of the board of trustees. “We have some demands for Chancellor Folt and the administration that are combating anti-blackness on this campus,” a protester said. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC students take over ‘town hall’ on race with list of demands

A group of University of North Carolina students took over a “town hall” on the UNC campus Thursday to discuss the issue of race and inclusion as the issues that boiled over at the University of Missouri continued to be debated across American campuses. (WNCN)

Failed Faculty Council resolution won’t affect special talent admits for athletes

In a meeting Friday, the Faculty Council voted not to pass a resolution that would eliminate the admission of athletes who are projected to have a first semester grade point average lower than 2.3. (Daily Tar Heel)

Student-athletes’ time commitments in question

In a meeting on Tuesday, the Faculty Athletics Committee expressed concern about finding ways for student-athletes to manage their time.The discussion happened in light of recently proposed NCAA legislation that aims to better regulate the amount of time student-athletes spend on activities related to their sports. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC clears three, disciplines three in academic fraud scandal

Three UNC employees were cleared of wrongdoing: Corey Holliday, associate director of athletics; Alphonse Mutima, a lecturer in the Department of African, African-American and Diaspora Studies; and Andre’ Williams, associate director of development for the Arts and Sciences Foundation and former director of football student-athlete development. (WRAL.com)

Two fired for role in academic scandal, four others cleared of wrongdoing

Brent Blanton and Travis Gore have been fired for their involvement in UNC's academic-athletic scandal, according to a letter posted by the University today. Corey Holliday, Alphonse Mutima and André Williams have been cleared of all wrongdoing by the University, the letter said. Bobbi Owen, as her lawyer told The Daily Tar Heel prior to the letter's publication, will not be allowed to hold administrative positions, but has been cleared of any other wrongdoing. (Daily Tar Heel)

Bethel: Dan Kane and the N&O's Double Standard

After the Wainstein Report, John Drescher, the N&O's executive editor, praised Dan Kane, proclaiming that he "continued to ask the questions that needed to be asked." That is one way of describing Kane's approach. Here is another: Kane asked the questions that would sustain the N&O's narrative, and he stopped asking the questions that challenged their narrative. The public deserves better. (Coaching the Mind)

UNC History Professor Jay Smith Wishes Plane Crash for Provost

Last month UNC released over 200,000 pages of documents related to investigations into the paper-class controversies. We take a moment to consider an email from Jay Smith included in the collection of documents. On January 29, 2014, Mary Willingham emailed Smith to comment about a trip to California that Provost James Dean was taking. Smith's response: "Let's hope for a plane crash." (Coaching the Mind)

Board of Governors gives Carol Folt $50K raise

The Board of Governors announced Monday that 12 UNC-system chancellors would be receiving raises ranging from about $17,000 to $70,000.The raises come after the Oct. 23 announcement naming Margaret Spellings as the new UNC-system president. Spellings’ starting base salary was revealed to be $775,000 — $175,000 more than outgoing system President Tom Ross. (Daily Tar Heel)

Secrecy Surrounding Chancellor Raises Draws Criticism

The UNC Board of Governors decided in closed session on Friday to give pay raises to several chancellors across the UNC System. Now that information is finally being made public. UNC Chancellor Carol Folt and NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson were two of 12 recipients of a pay increase, according to information released on Monday. (Chapelboro.com)

Kevin Guskiewicz named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Kevin Guskiewicz has been named the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, according to a release from the University. Guskiewicz, the senior associate dean for natural sciences and a distinguished professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, was one of five finalists for the position — and the only internal candidate. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC receives record 19,682 applications for first-year early action admission deadline

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a record 19,682 applications for its first-year early action admission deadline in 2016. This year’s total represents an increase of 2,500 early applications compared to last year. “We are grateful to all of the students who have shown an early interest in the University,” said Stephen Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions. (UNC.edu)

UNC responds to public records requests for legal, communications firm expenses

UNC is publishing cost figures and context for outside legal representation and public relations support provided by four firms over more than two years to help address the past academic irregularities. The University estimates spending approximately $7,565,940 to date for services provided by three law firms and one public relations agency that were directly related to the academic irregularities. (UNC.edu)

Fennebresque steps down from UNC Board of Governors

John Fennebresque, the polarizing chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, resigned his seat on the system governing board on Monday. The resignation is effective immediately. Fennebresque, 68, a Charlotte attorney who is vice chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm, stepped down following a turbulent period during the search for a new UNC system president. (Charlotte Observer)

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