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UNC receives 10-year accreditation from regional agency
The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmed Carolina’s accreditation for the next 10 years at the board’s Dec. 5 meeting in Dallas. Campuses must demonstrate compliance with core requirements and comprehensive standards to earn reaccreditation.
A Parting Shot About the Dan Kane SACS Smackdown
After the NCAA decision last month, the N&O trotted out stories and editorials decrying the decision and pounding the drums of an academic scandal. This time, however, there were no big guns; only future investigative team colleague Andrew Carter, UNC’s beat reporter, attempted to weakly defend Kane’s reporting and actions. It would seem the N&O has finally raised the white flag.
Chansky’s Notebook: Well-Earned, Boss!
Bubba Cunningham has proved the right man for the job. It seems like UNC’s athletic director has been in the news a lot lately. Cunningham signed an extension last week that will keep him at Carolina through 2023, perhaps longer. It is well-deserved. Cunningham has guided Tar Heel athletics through its most troubling and most satisfying period over the last six years.
UNC, SACS, and misinformation exposed
On Tuesday, the official Twitter for UNC posted a letter that they received from the President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, better known as SACS. The group is the accreditation agency that has given UNC the power to grant degrees, and the letter was in response to some questions that had been raised by...well, I think Dr. Wheelan puts it well:
UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham signs 6-year deal to stay in Chapel Hill
North Carolina Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham will be back for another six years after signing a deal to extend his tenure. Cunningham was first hired as UNC's athletics director in 2011. During Cunningham's tenure, Tar Heel teams have won nine national titles, finished in second place 10 times and logged more than 25,000 hours of community service.
UNC Launching $10 Million Plan to Prepare for ACC Network
Construction is ongoing on UNC’s campus that will provide new venues in which fans can watch their favorite teams. Soon, even more construction will benefit UNC fans who watch those teams on television. In preparation for the debut of the ACC’s dedicated TV channel in the fall of 2019, UNC has started a $10 million project to accommodate increased demands for programming.
Carolina posts SACSCOC letter to Folt clarifying position on NCAA findings
Dear Dr. Folt: I am writing to you after having read the article written by Dan Kane that appeared in a North Carolina newspaper last Thursday. I have no doubt that it must have created much consternation at the University. I want you to know, however, that I did NOT tell Mr. Kane we were reopening the investigation into the University. - Belle S. Wheelan, President, SACSCOC
UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham to receive $1 million over 5 years in deferred payments
UNC-Chapel Hill Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham will get $200,000 a year in deferred compensation payments for the next five years in a new deal approved Friday by the UNC Board of Governors. Three board members voted against the new pay package for Cunningham, which will be funded with athletic department money and not state appropriations.
Academic scandal leads to more oversight by faculty committee
In light of the NCAA's investigation into UNC's athletic-academic scandal, UNC's Faculty Council is tasked with determining how academics and athletics at the University should interact going forward. Within the council is the faculty athletics committee, which recently announced new changes to the athletics department in light of the scandal.
Closing the Book on The Great Unpleasantness
It’s been about 10 days since the NCAA Committee on Infractions released its findings that UNC would not be sanctioned by the organization for the AFAM paper classes scandal. The passage of time has allowed most of the molten-lava hot takes to cool enough to take a reasoned look at the ruling and its aftermath and to begin to bring this saga to an end.
The Graham Plan for Intercollegiate Athletics, 1935
UNC president Frank Porter Graham’s plan for intercollegiate athletics was developed by Graham and colleagues at a 1935 meeting of the National Association of State Colleges. It was intended to suppress corruption and de-emphasize the role of athletics in university life. It limited athletic recruiting, abolished athletic scholarships, and forbade post-season play.
Aerial Glimpse of UNC's Massive Construction Project
The giant UNC athletics construction project began in the spring of 2017 just after Carolina football's spring practice wrapped on Navy Field and other Olympic sports concluded for the season. The project is a large undertaking. North Carolina football is adding a state-of-the-art indoor facility with 120-yard synthetic field and two full outdoor practice fields.
Accrediting agency won't reopen investigation into UNC academic scandal
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting body for UNC, told WRAL News Monday that it had reviewed the NCAA's findings against UNC and did not find anything there that would prompt another investigation. Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, SACS president: "I have read the report and I find nothing in it to cause use to reopen the investigation."
NCAA follows own rules, accepts that UNC athletics didn’t break theirs
There is no way to accurately measure the damage done to the academic and athletic reputations of one of the nation’s most esteemed public universities, but we will minimize it by calling it Milky Way-like. How many times in the last five years did UNC get dragged through the cow pasture by television commentators during athletic events who depended on the reporting of others?
Chansky’s Notebook: Call It Time Served
Did UNC get off scot-free by the NCAA? Hardly. I know there is outrage in corners across North Carolina, and college athletics in general, by the NCAA’s decision not to sanction North Carolina because it could not prove any of its bylaws were violated. It’s funny how people who understand exactly what happened still think UNC should have been punished.