Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Business & Administration.
Message from Chancellor Folt: Our hearts go out
On behalf of the Carolina community, I know that you join me in offering sympathy and condolences for the victims, their families and everyone touched by the tragic shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. Our community is shocked and saddened by this terrible tragedy. It’s important we offer our support and reach out with kindness and compassion to our LGBTQ community and everyone affected by this terrible event.
New UNC dean Kevin Guskiewicz signals new era of being big and bold
Call Kevin Guskiewicz the shirtsleeves dean – with all the literal and figurative associations the term evokes. He has occasionally been known to borrow a sports jacket from colleagues when an unexpected request for a TV interview surfaces and he’s dressed a little too casually for the camera.
Carol Folt: How to Fix Higher Education
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we spend roughly $170 million a year complying with too-often vague, complex or duplicative state and federal regulations. If we are to keep pace with a changing world, we need to take quick and drastic actions to make our universities more nimble. How can we be more efficient? Where do we have opportunities?
Folt Announces Launch of UNC’s Ethics and Integrity Website
After moving at what Chancellor Carol Folt called “rocket speed,” UNC has launched a new Ethics and Integrity website to help offer guidance to members of the Carolina community. “It’s a tool that will consolidate all of the information that we have on resources, programs and policies that deal with ethics and integrity,” Folt said at the Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday.
Catfishing with the Count - The Aftermath
After the Count's prank was revealed, the celebration on Twitter, Inside Carolina and HeelTalk was as good as it gets. I couldn't count the notifications I got on Twitter while pages and pages were dedicated to the prank on UNC message boards. I have to admit, I enjoyed reading every bit of it. But much like the Count of Monte Cristo, I still had revenge to deliver.
Catfishing with the Count
A recap of how an ordinary Tar Heel pulled off an extraordinary prank on rival fans. The prank was to infiltrate the lion's den of Banner Chasers and convince them the NCAA was going to give UNC a death penalty-like punishment and then have their hearts ripped out with an amended NOA that actually cleared our most beloved sports programs.
UNC 'yard sale,' reminder of NCAA 'amateurism' double standard
On the day of the Tar Heels' "Yard Sale", many former players took to Twitter and voiced their frustration with the sale of jerseys they'd asked the school for, but been refused of. To be clear, most of the Pro Heels (or former Heels) had issue with the fact that much of the sold merchandise ended up on Ebay shortly after (or during) the sale.
University announces Mark Merritt is new general counsel
The University announced Mark Merritt has been named Vice Chancellor and General Counsel for the University. His position will be effective on September 6. According to a University news release on May 11, Merritt will function as the University’s chief legal officer. Merritt is currently a partner at Robinson Bradshaw, a Charlotte-based law firm.
UNC releases exhibits from latest NCAA allegations
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday released more than 240 pages of exhibits from the NCAA that support that body's allegations of five major rules infractions. Neither head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams nor head football coach Larry Fedora’s names were referenced in the latest exhibits – including interviews.
Joseph Ferrell to participate in final UNC commencement before retiring as secretary of the faculty
When Joseph Ferrell stepped to the Kenan Stadium podium for his first commencement as secretary of the faculty in 1996, he realized something was a bit amiss. “I started reading and the students started reading along with me. “As soon as I realized what they were doing I started reading the sentences in a different sequence. They didn’t know what sentence I was going to read next.”
Former NCAA infractions chair cautions against rash conclusions in UNC case
Tom Yeager doesn't know and declines to speculate why the NCAA's amended notice of allegations against North Carolina doesn't mention football and men's basketball. But he doesn't believe the jarring change precludes major sanctions against those programs. "Simply because women's basketball is the only one named, I'm not so sure everyone else is out of the weeds."
Audio: David Glenn separates fact from fiction in UNC’s case with the NCAA
When North Carolina received and released its amended notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, it wasn’t long before social media outlets were flooded with angry commentary. Through all of the outrage, one particular “explanation” seemed to pop up more often than others. The NCAA cashes in on college basketball, and that’s why it won’t punish a big-name program like North Carolina.
Faculty Athletics Committee discusses new athletic facilities
At the Faculty Athletics Committee meeting Tuesday, committee members were quick to point out flaws in possible plans for new athletic facilities. Mike Bunting, associate athletic director of facility planning and management, said Campus Recreation identified a need for up to 30 acres of field space to support their program.
Audio: Jay Bilas - NCAA enforcement division has "very little they can do with regard to UNC"
ESPN college basketball analyst, Jay Bilas, joins Adam Gold and Joe Ovies to talk about the new notice of allegations given to UNC this week.
Additional Thoughts on UNC's Amended NOA
UNC received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday and with it came a few significant changes from last year's NOA. The most prominent of those changes was the removal of the allegations regarding impermissible benefits regarding the AFAM classes, the removal of men's basketball and football and reducing the time frame to just six years. What does it all mean?