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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The More Things Change...
...the more they stay the same. Tar Heel Blog in 2010 and now.
‘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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bethel: Not An Athletics-Driven Scandal
The paper classes make for an embarrassing chapter in UNC’s history, but they do not make for an athletics-driven scandal. They were conducted by a misguided department chair and his secretary who tried in the wrong way to help struggling students, and the classes were allowed to persist by a negligent College administration. However, a story about neglecting teaching quality would not sell as many newspapers.
UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 1-2
Heartbreak descended on Chapel Hill on Feb. 7, when legendary former basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at age 83. The UNC community shut down to honor the 36-year Tar Heel coach. Students gathered for a vigil in front of the Smith Center on the night of his passing. Fans steadily streamed into town to leave flowers or messages at the feet of his namesake stadium.
Jim Martin Claims He Misspoke on UNC Scandal
Former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin now says he misspoke about the UNC scandal when he told trustees: “This was not an athletic scandal. It was an academic scandal, which is worse; but an isolated one.” These revelations were put forward in a new book slated for an October release that was previewed by the News & Observer of Raleigh.