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  • SailbadTheSinner Dec 24, 2012

    I’m a’wondering if it would be politically correct to ask if this might not be a ‘racial’ event rather than an ‘academic’ or ‘athletic’ issue?


  • ccsmith1902 Dec 21, 2012

    Too many people at UNC looked the other way. The athletes did get extra help with grades in the Afro Am Studies Dept. along with the Academic Support staff who directed them to the easy courses. These people were well aware that the students were not able to pass more rigorous courses. The fraud was not limited to one department in many ways. This involved deans, department heads, and academic suppport staff. Just today I read that a Board member tried to call it an "issue" rather than a scandal, as Martin said. The report does not cover accountability on many levels.

  • Realthoughts Dec 21, 2012

    Just because you can play ball doesn't mean you can cheat yourself through college!

    This is really sad for all the students that work so are for their degree and don't get free grades for playing ball. I'm sure UNC isn't the only college fudging grades!

  • Realthoughts Dec 21, 2012

    I wonder what the NAACP has to say about Afro American Department at UNC. Oh that right, they are all for a free ride!

  • Realthoughts Dec 21, 2012

    I think they need to go through the roster for those classes in questions and force the students that attended to retake their classes or strip them of their degree.

    Athletes.... The free ride is over!

  • thebaldguy Dec 21, 2012

    "Martin’s report, released Thursday in front of the UNC Board of Trustees, detailed an isolated reoccurrence of academic fraud". Isolated reoccurrence? Cool. New oxymoron to add to the lexicon. Embarrassed to be a UNC grad right now. Martin did more of a review than an investigation. Where is the criminal investigation into fraudulent usage of federal funds?

  • superman Dec 21, 2012

    Thorp and his "board" need to go now. We no longer have any confidence in their integrity. They dont want the truth just try to candy coat the results and leave out important facts and details. The report did not answer any question or uncover anything new.

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