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Mary Willingham on Plagiarism: “Whatever I did, I did, and, you know, whatever”
Mary Willingham said she worked hard on the paper. She said any instances in which information was not properly cited or quoted were inadvertent. “Whatever I did, I did, and, you know, whatever,” she said. “There’s nothing I can do...

Why Mary Willingham's Credibility is Important
Well isn't that interesting? The ongoing saga of Mary Willingham and her crusade against UNC took an intriguing twist this weekend when it was discovered she may have plagiarized parts of her master's thesis. Making it all the more ironic...

Mary Willingham Appears to have Plagiarized Passages of her Master's Thesis
Oh, the irony. Unfortunately for Mary Willingham, her Pack Pride cheerleaders are not the only fan base who can scan documents for plagiarism. Ironically, Willingham's master's thesis—written in 2009, several years after the "cut-and-paste job" that so unsettled her—appears to...

UNC Among Forbes' Best Value Colleges of 2014
While college is always going to be a significant financial undertaking, a great education doesn't have to break the bank. Top 10 best value colleges 2014: 10. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Overall Rank: No. 50, Best Value Rank:...

UNC wants Willingham case moved to federal court
The University of North Carolina Wednesday asked to have a civil suit filed by a former academic adviser heard in federal court rather than at the county level. Mary Willingham, who claims that the university put player eligibility above academic...

Steering the Narrative (Part 3): The Martin Report
The N&O’s reporting and editorializing on the Martin Report may be best described as journalistic malfeasance, and executive editor John Drescher is the culprit most blameworthy. Jim Martin is a former North Carolina governor and U.S. representative with a PhD...

Zac Selmon Hired As Associate Athletic Director
Zac Selmon, associate director of athletics development at the University of Oklahoma, is joining the University of North Carolina staff as Associate A.D. and Special Assistant to Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. Selmon has worked in the Sooners' athletic department...

Steering the Narrative (Part 2): Mary Willingham's and Michael McAdoo's Overlapping Claims
When we scrutinize Mary Willingham’s claims about academic counselors’ “steering” athletes who were denied a “real education,” and when we recognize the discrepancies between the two former football players’ allegations and the facts, we see that Dan Kane and other...

UNC-Chapel Hill nets $297.5 million in gifts, grants in fiscal 2014
UNC attracted $297.5 million in private gifts and grants in fiscal 2014. The total marked the second-best year in UNC history and was 9 percent higher than the $272.8 million raised in 2013. Commitments also rose by 9 percent, from...

New program to allow former UNC athletes to complete unfinished degrees
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program on Thursday that will allow athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. The initiative, called "Complete Carolina," will...

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