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  • dukiedon45 May 14, 2012

    A good way to reduce waste at UNC would be to elimi......never mind, they would never do it anyway.

  • tony57 May 14, 2012

    Show some guts UNC- fire the people responsible. Or is there more to the story and that's why these people are being allowed to "retire"?

  • americaneel May 8, 2012

    That program is equivalent to the Basket Weaving program

  • taylor81 May 7, 2012

    "If somebody commited fraud in the private sector the words would be YOUR FIRED not resign or retire." - sunshine1040

    That depends on your definition of "fraud." If by fraud you mean, "steal the pensions of hundreds or thousands of workers in order to give yourself bonuses and a bevy of administrative assistants, company cars, jets, etc..." then I'd say you're not quite accurate. In those cases, you're allowed to "choose to retire" along with the benefit of a multi-million dollar severance package, and in the cases of the banks, all of that came on the backs of the taxpayers who funded a bailout. I think it's poorly stated to make a generalization that this type of concession only occurs in the public sector.

  • kermit60 May 7, 2012

    This goes right along with the state government. Multiple accounts of fraud waste and abuse but no one ever seems to be punished. They are left to retire at taxpayer expense. UNC is no better than a online diploma factory. If you got the money we got the degree.

  • dehowell2 May 4, 2012

    Maybe UNC should be a Jr. College and offer degrees in football violations and misc payoffs. They CERTAINLY have not attained the level of trust that the other schools have but not surprising since they have ALWAYS been overated.

  • davidgnews May 4, 2012

    "Nyang’oro will retire effective July 1."

    No other penalty - just 'float' on out of there ? Right-just add an example for dodging responsibilities to those 'studies,' then.

  • avidreader May 4, 2012

    Both should be dismissed without the option to retire and draw a taxpayer funded pension. What about the students in these courses - their degrees are even more worthless now.

  • FAN72 May 4, 2012

    What? This at the Flagship U. ????!!!

  • mimi1123 May 4, 2012

    It's time people are held accountable for their wrongdoings. Fire all those involved..no retirement. I've always been a Carolina fan but they need to get it on the right track over there.

  • you are always right May 4, 2012

    "If somebody commited fraud in the private sector the words would be YOUR FIRED not resign or retire." - sunshine1040

    Fraud investigations don't happen internally in the private sector so how would anyone ever know? Unless the IRS or FBI get involved it continues and no one bats an eye.

  • WRALSUCKS May 4, 2012

    "Or sitting in your own filth in a park whining about how life is so unfair because your degree in 15th Century Hungarian Art doesn't give you a lot of job prospects."

    Best post of the thread.

    Occupy The Unemployment Line!

  • WRALSUCKS May 4, 2012

    "Some question the "utility" of an Afro-African American Studies (or something similar) major"

    Please add me to that list.

    I'm sure graduates of such a course of study have employers lining up in droves.

  • Objective Scientist May 4, 2012

    Truly DISGUSTING!!! Some "random thoughts": Some question the "utility" of an Afro-African American Studies (or something similar) major - several majors would have to be included in that discussion. University faculty being "allowed to retire" after such indiscretions as that of Nyang’oro and Crowder... THAT should NOT happen - they should be fired. Tenure is necessary and needed, but it needs "restructuring" to all the firing in such instances. Not all, but part of this mess is the "need" to find "easy majors" and/or sympathetic professors for athletes who should never have been admitted to the University in the first place. Lastly, the type of "academic dishonesty" described in this report undermines the integrity of higher education - period!

  • storchheim May 4, 2012

    "I suppose that this major might provide some interesting material but how does it prepare folks to earn a living?"

    Debbie and Julius made a pretty good living off it. Wasn't there someone down there last week yammering about forgiving student loans?

  • sunshine1040 May 4, 2012

    If somebody commited fraud in the private sector the words would be YOUR FIRED not resign or retire. but his retirement comes fron NC taxpayers so that is ok to wait and let them retire.

  • timtooltime777 May 4, 2012

    This is what we call professional's after they graduate ! College Degrees are a joke ! Look @ all the politicians who are lawyers !

  • storchheim May 4, 2012

    Find her and drag her into court for fraud. Same with him. Or would you rather they just get away with lying, cheating and stealing, and collect those sweet lifetime benes?

  • Crumps Br0ther May 4, 2012

    Women's Studies, African Studies or Arab studies at the end of the day your waiting tables at Abblebees -- comment

    ...and journalism, drama, community organization, counseling
    djofraleigh

    Or sitting in your own filth in a park whining about how life is so unfair because your degree in 15th Century Hungarian Art doesn't give you a lot of job prospects.

  • Crumps Br0ther May 4, 2012

    First off, why does UNC have something as rediculous as an Afr0-Studies dept? ------------------------------------------------------ How VERY true.
    Alex25

    Diversity! Isn't it great? Its either that or liberal guilt

  • nufsaid May 4, 2012

    "I suppose that this major might provide some interesting material but how does it prepare folks to earn a living?
    rwest134"

    It worked pretty well for Michael McAdoo. How many people start out earning $270,000 per year?

  • Alex25 May 4, 2012

    First off, why does UNC have something as rediculous as an Afr0-Studies dept?
    ------------------------------------------------------
    How VERY true.

  • Alex25 May 4, 2012

    This is not a surprise. Question is - will the media finally call UNC-CH what is and has become: FRAUD

  • westernwake1 May 4, 2012

    After the previous press about this situation, does it surprise anyone that the report revealed widespread problems in the Afro-Studies department at UNC?

    The real question is how do you clean up the entire mess.

  • djofraleigh May 4, 2012

    The professors who did the right thing, told the truth, and investigated this should be applauded,as well as UNC for NOT trying to sweep this under a rug.

  • djofraleigh May 4, 2012

    They ought not to let him retire. He should be fired. --comment

    I'm sure the university will set the example and do the right thing, not the easy thing.

  • djofraleigh May 4, 2012

    First off, why does UNC have something as rediculous as an Afr0-Studies dept? comment

    You should find out that answer. It is more than people with racial pride.

  • justabumer May 4, 2012

    I suppose that this major might provide some interesting material but how does it prepare folks to earn a living?

  • djofraleigh May 4, 2012

    Women's Studies, African Studies or Arab studies at the end of the day your waiting tables at Abblebees -- comment

    ...and journalism, drama, community organization, counseling

  • gammasandi May 4, 2012

    where is the integrity that we all expect from this place of "higher learning"...and who is responsible for this mess...

  • djofraleigh May 4, 2012

    Maybe it was done to help UNC sports, that sports are the mainstay of UNC, right?

  • Dat MoFo May 4, 2012

    First off, why does UNC have something as rediculous as an Afr0-Studies dept?

  • nufsaid May 4, 2012

    I am also glad that professor Nyang’oro will continue to be paid up until he he retires July 1 and can start drawing his state pension.

  • budatduke May 4, 2012

    I presume Julius was paid for teaching those classes and no doubt a handsome sum. How about having his pay docked for that. A fine example he set for the students. They ought not to let him retire. He should be fired.

  • determined2win May 4, 2012

    UNC-CH offers a study program on relating to the afro? Do tell... how about dropping the Afro descriptor and just call it American Studies?

  • Tizu May 4, 2012

    LOL, it just keeps getting better and better...the UNC embarrassments keep a coming.

  • nufsaid May 4, 2012

    Article posted at 5:30 PM on a Friday. So glad it will likely slip by without much notice. I don't like seeing people picking on UNC.

  • elvisdaisy2 May 4, 2012

    Women's Studies, African Studies or Arab studies at the end of the day your waiting tables at Abblebees.

  • Uhavenoclu May 4, 2012

    And they wonder why people don't trust them...Just saying.

  • InTheNo May 4, 2012

    and the benefits of enrolling in these classes were only enjoyed by athletes on the football team and athletes on no other teams took courses in the department?

  • merrywench May 4, 2012

    Appalling! The university whines it needs more millions from taxpayers who are barely able to make ends meet so UNC will retain its standing as a Great School! Gouge the student body to pay for this? Slice and Dice languages, classics, challenging courses so these EasyA classes can deliver on that guarantee? And no one knew? No coaches? No administrators? No faculty? Shame on all of you who knew and looked the other way.

  • Seriouslydough May 4, 2012

    Shocking!!!!!!

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