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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.
Letter From UNC A.D. Bubba Cunningham
The Department of Athletics believes our true mission is to educate and inspire through athletics. To that end, we have developed four core values. Our values are: Responsibility – Do what is right; Innovation – Find a better way; Service – Put others first; Excellence – Work hard. Play smart. Win together;
Audio: Conversation With Bradley Bethel
Bradley Bethel drops by to discuss "Unverified," the documentary about the UNC AFAM scandal, its repercussions, reactions from viewers, and what is next for the film.
Audio: Bradley Bethel interview
Daily Tar Heel Director of Enterprise Bradley Saacks spoke with Bradley Bethel, a former UNC learning specialist who made a documentary about the UNC academic-athletic scandal titled, “Unverified: The Untold Story of the UNC Scandal.” The two spoke about Bethel's documentary and the Wainstein report.
Faculty discuss resolutions and solutions to support student athletes
Time was of the essence at a Faculty Athletic Committee meeting on Tuesday, as members discussed a resolution that will be voted on at the NCAA Annual Convention on Friday.The first part of the meeting was dedicated to giving an update on NCAA resolutions regarding time demands of student-athletes, which have been discussed in previous meetings.
Bags packed, Tom Ross recounts his 5 years with UNC
Just days after his official removal from office, former UNC-system President Tom Ross sat down with Assistant State & National Editor Corey Risinger to talk future plans, reflections on the system and his history in higher education.
A Film Review: Unverified
As I mentioned, I went into this viewing a little skeptical about it's tone. As someone who's read his blog, and has seen how Bethel has responded to personal attacks, I feared it was going to be one big middle finger to those who disagreed with him. I'm pleased to say it is not. It, instead, is a film that establishes its premise in more human terms early on.
‘Unverified’ documentary challenges UNC academic-athletic scandal narratives
Next to a theater showing the latest James Bond movie, Varsity Theatre’s Friday night headliner was unusual — a documentary on the UNC academic-athletic scandal. Bradley Bethel, the former UNC learning specialist turned cinematographer, debuted his film, “Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal,” to a select audience Friday.
Film Review: "Unverified"
Bradley Bethel, the former UNC learning specialist who became the face of the unofficial opposition to the findings of Mary Willingham and the reporting of Dan Kane and Sara Ganim, released his crowd-sourced documentary "Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal" on Friday night, and it delivered its message in an unexpected way.
Bradley Bethel’s “Unverified” Premieres
Unverified, the documentary made by former UNC learning special Bradley Bethel, shows another side the academic scandal that has rocked the campus for years now. It played Friday night at the Varsity Theater. “I wanted to set the record straight,” he said. “I was really outraged by the narrative that was out there that wasn’t true, that was so skewed and that good people got hurt.”