Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Business & Administration.
Audio: “Well Said” with Bubba Cunningham
From March Madness to Cuban relations, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community is playing a role in some of the most important topics and issues making headlines around the world. In this week’s episode, Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham discusses his career, the NCAA tournament and changes in college athletics.
Roy Williams: "We have no allegations against men's basketball"
Roy Williams is heading into the Final Four with a touch of laryngitis, a sinus infection, a head cold and a cut hand from his scissors incident on Sunday night. Along with all of that, the UNC coach knows he will be asked in Houston about the NCAA's investigation into the academic scandal that occurred at UNC. "We have no allegations against men's basketball," Williams said Wednesday on Mike & Mike.
UNC, Syracuse, and the 800 lb. NCAA Gorilla
Both Syracuse and UNC had troubles with the NCAA. Syracuse has paid its price, while the Tar Heels have not yet had their judgment passed, though they have also paid a price. The takes will be hot over the next six days but none of this should take away from what the Orange and Tar Heels have accomplished. If only that were allowed to be the case.
Mark Emmert says investigation into North Carolina academic fraud nears end
The NCAA’s investigation into academic fraud that occurred in the North Carolina athletics program is drawing to a close, according to NCAA President Mark Emmert. “Sometime in the relatively near future we’ll move toward a resolution,’’ Emmert told USA TODAY Sports, adding that he did not have a specific deadline.
UNC Board of Governors Penalizes UNC-Chapel Hill Over Out-of-State Admissions
One item on the UNC Board of Governors meeting agenda last Friday sparked a 30 minute debate and led to a $1 million penalty for the system’s flagship university. The debate generated from a recommendation of the board’s Committee on Budget and Finance calling for an exception to be granted over UNC – Chapel Hill exceeding the cap on out-of-state freshman enrollees for the second consecutive year.
Renowned geneticist Terry Magnuson named UNC Vice Chancellor for Research
When Terry Magnuson walked onto the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in 2000, he knew he’d arrived at a unique environment for researchers. “My first day on campus is when I realized this is the place I want to be,” Magnuson, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor and founding chair of the Department of Genetics at Carolina, said.
Bethel: Letter From Wainstein Contradicts Report
UNC has been trying to protect the deans more than its championship banners. Although I am no fan of the NCAA, I believe they are conducting a more objective investigation into the paper classes than Kenneth Wainstein did. That is why I expect their final ruling will not be as damning as critics hope.
Dispelling the Ludicrous Conspiracy Theory About ADHD/LD Diagnoses at UNC
I am not going to waste much time on this blog entry, because the issue I'm addressing is nothing but a ludicrous conspiracy theory generated by the crazed ABC crowd. That crowd's new hero, BlueDevilicious (whose real name is Ted Tatos), has been obsessively tweeting highlighted portions of emails that are being released in an ongoing, massive document dump from UNC.
Carolina receives top marks from ‘Big Three’ credit rating agencies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received top ratings this year from all three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations, commonly known as the “Big Three” credit rating agencies, reinforcing the University’s strong financial profile. Earlier this week, Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch Ratings both issued their highest ratings to the University, Aaa and AAA respectively.
Judge tosses lawsuit by former UNC athletes over bogus classes
A Mecklenburg County judge on Friday dismissed claims by two former UNC athletes that school officials undermined their educations by coercing them to take a “shadow curriculum” based on bogus classes. Former UNC basketball player Leah Metcalf and former football player James “Cooter” Arnold claim they were blocked from receiving the education they were promised.
UNC's NCAA case has outlasted sanctioned football assistant John Blake's ban
If it feels like UNC's NCAA case has been dragging on for years, it's because it has. The last vestiges of the Tar Heels' case won't come to a conclusion until at least April of 2016. Considering this all started in 2010, that's a long time. So long, in fact, that former football assistant John Blake's three-year show-cause penalty has already expired, and he was just hired as the defensive line coach at Lamar.
North Carolina's NCAA academic case stuck in holding pattern
UNC's long-running academic fraud scandal case seems stuck in procedural limbo. The NCAA is reviewing information reported by the university in August and could amend the Notice of Allegations (NOA) used to specify violations. Until then, the case — an offshoot of a review launched nearly six years ago — can't advance toward resolution.
After the Wainstein report, ethics working group has completed review
A new senior-level position now exists as a demonstration of the University’s commitment to integrity. Todd Nicolet became the Interim Chief Integrity and Policy Officer on Monday. He said the chancellor hopes to have a permanent officer by June 1. The position came from a joint recommendation by the Ethics and Integrity Working Group and the Policy and Procedures Working Group....
Carolina sets 11th consecutive record for first-year applications
UNC has set an 11th consecutive record for first-year applications – an increase of 12 percent over last year and the second largest increase within the last 25 years. As of Jan. 25, Carolina’s 35,748 first-year applicants come from all 100 counties in North Carolina, all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 124 countries outside the United States.
Chancellor announces new steps on race
In an email Monday night, Chancellor Carol Folt laid out a response to ongoing discussions about UNC’s racial climate, including students’ protests and demands from a town hall meeting in November.