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Faculty Athletics Committee statement on student privacy
The Faculty Athletics Committee is aware of a Twitter Communication (tweet) released on April 6, 2014 which publicly refers to specific academic information regarding specific students who are identifiable by the language in the tweet. Protected information is not within...

Mary Willingham’s data offers limited view
For months, the national media has had a field day with the claims made by Mary Willingham that 60 percent of UNC’s athletes read below an eighth grade level. There have been articles, exposes and even segments on The Colbert...

Can UNC Expect a Return Visit From the NCAA?
The latest Kane Klassic raises the hopes of ABCers everywhere that information from Deborah Crowder may bring the NCAA back to campus. But history and the NCAA's own rules make that likelihood remote. As expected, Dan Kane of the News...

What Is Missing from Paper Class Inc.?
No one can doubt any longer that the Paper Class Inc. campaign is scarce on academic discourse, transparency, and professional ethics. Considering Mary Willingham’s dishonesty about her research and the independent review’s thorough repudiation of her findings, UNC detractors and...

How is UNC’s brand doing after years of scandal?
Robert Morse, director of data research at U.S. News and World Report, said he does not think the recent scandals have affected North Carolina’s undergraduate academic reputation, so far. Morse helps write the U.S. News and World Report’s annual college...

Mary Willingham's Response to UNC’s Independent Evaluation of Research
To avoid technical discussion and to get right to the heart of the matter, I will simply say that the three outside experts who conducted the “independent” review of my data did not come close to replicating my analysis. They...

UNC investigator meets with Mary Willingham
The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. In an email to The Associated...

Video: Bubba Cunningham - UNC Athletics Update
Jones Angell and North Carolina Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham sit down to discuss current topics within the UNC Athletics Department...

North Carolina academic scandal grossly exaggerated
Mary Willingham, a learning specialist at UNC, researched the reading levels of Tar Heel football and basketball players and claimed to CNN that she found 60 percent of these athletes read between a fourth and eighth grade level, with another...

How One Woman’s Inflated Statistics and Embellished Recollections Made Her Famous
With her statistics disproven and her experience called into question, Mary Willingham has no more support for her invectives against UNC. She has spoken of significant numbers of UNC athletes who read below a high school level, saying, “I can...

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