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There Are Two Sides To Every Story
It should come as no surprise at this point that none of the outlets who put Mary Willingham out front and center have shown an interest in Bradley Bethel’s counter-narrative. When one outlet did (News & Observer), they managed...

Bradley Bethel vs John Drescher
UNC Learning Specialist Bradley Bethel and the Raleigh News & Observer's Executive Editor John Drescher crossed rhetorical swords yesterday on Twitter, with Bethel reacting to the N&O editorial piece "Why We're Still Covering the Scandal at UNC" and Drescher responding...

UNC Under Federal Investigation for Title IX Violations
The U.S. Department of Education has named UNC-Chapel Hill as one of 55 schools in 27 states that are under investigation for violating federal civil rights laws regarding sexual harassment and assault. The News & Observer reported that on Thursday,...

Cunningham, Fedora Sound Off On New NCAA Food Policy
The NCAA’s new food policy will allow student-athletes across the nation to receive unlimited meals and snacks from their respective school’s athletic department. Recently, UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and Head Football Coach Larry Fedora weighed in on the subject...

Scandal News: Examining the Media Narratives
As the actual news regarding the ongoing academic scandal at UNC has essentially dried up in advance of the Wainstein investigation and the possible court appearance of former AFAM department chair Julius Nyang'oro, it is interesting to take a look...

Even Scholars Can Demonstrate Confirmation Bias
In early March, a retired UNC faculty member contacted me to quibble over my critique of Mary Willingham's research. I had intended to ignore his sophistry, but today he badgered me with another email inquiring about my reaction to his...

UNC Releases Report On Student-Athlete Admission Process
A report released Friday by UNC delves into the process of how the 2013 first-year class of student-athletes were evaluated for admission, including how many was enrolled under the “special talent policy,” a procedure which has recently called the University’s...

Media Sociology from the Other Side
I think that the [UNC] administration has been remarkably methodical and transparent in its approach to the (academic scandal) situation, has provided lots of information, and has been unusually open to involving faculty in the processes of investigation and reform...

Column: Recapturing The Carolina Way
As Charlie Justice’s statue silently watches from its post outside Kenan Stadium, the university has an opportunity to emerge again as a national leader in a movement to reestablish the integrity of another time, when games were played for the...

So Who is Really Taking Advantage of College Athletes?
HBO’s Real Sports only features two disgruntled former UNC football players and implies that these two guys weren’t given an education and they are now suffering. I have college friends who were not athletes and did get a “real education”...

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