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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”...

Cairns To Succeed Boxill As UNC Faculty Chair
With a record voter turnout, Bruce Cairns has been elected to succeed Jan Boxill as UNC Faculty Chair. This comes at a time when faculty governance has become increasingly important as past internal problems have continued to put the University...

After one year in office, Chancellor Carol Folt stays positive
Chancellor Carol Folt says she doesn’t have much time to herself these days. The former interim president of Dartmouth College came to UNC knowing what she was getting into: a campus sexual assault crisis, a battered athletics department and waning...

The Perilous Journey to Mount Fame: Competing Approaches to College Athletics Reform
Mary Willingham has advertised fabricated statistics about UNC athletes’ reading levels, denied violating the ethical limitations on her research, falsely accused the university of conspiracy, unlawfully accessed athletes’ protected academic records and then publicized information from those records, disparaged her...

Student-athletes weigh in on balancing academics, big-time college sports
At UNC and Division I universities across the country, the spotlight is on student-athletes — and it’s not moving. The word “student-athlete” itself encompasses the struggle many feel when trying to balance academics and their work on the field or...

Folt: Willingham Meeting “Business-Like"
UNC Chancellor Carol Folt says her meeting with academic advisor Mary Willingham was never contentious, but Willingham stands by her saying the University leader admonished her...

UNC-system board wants more spending oversight in athletics
The finances of system schools’ athletic programs will soon be more closely reviewed by various levels of administration. The UNC-system Athletics Financial Transparency working group, which was composed of system officials and directors of athletics, recently recommended that college athletics’...

UNC academic advisor Mary Willingham stepping down
Mary Willingham, an academic adviser at UNC, says she will leave the university after finishing her classes this semester. Willingham was the subject of national media attention after she questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the...

My Job Is to Educate, Not to Cheer
When you see me on the sideline or in the stands cheering for my students, understand that I am indeed cheering for students. After the applause subsides and the stadium empties, those students still have papers to write and course...

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