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isaacewallace Jan 25, 12:39 p.m.
UNC always has and always will be operated by the - good old boys club.
Secret meetings and closed doors.
Dan Cooper Jan 24, 7:33 p.m.
UNC needs to stop worrying about the success of their football & basketball teams ($$$$$$$) and get back to educating, but when you allow liberals to take over this is what you get- liars, egos and repeated scandals.
common tater Jan 24, 6:54 p.m.
UNC in trouble again? I can't decide if they are just under the spotlight, and getting called out for things most schools do, or if they really are just arrogant and thought they wouldn't get caught. But I find the "1 in 4" number hard to believe: I agree...few would send their daughter to college if that is true.
dirtydozen431 Jan 24, 6:23 p.m.
I live in Chapel Hill. They are lying their, well you know what where.
Enough is Enough People Jan 24, 5:10 p.m.
Boy the news coming out of UNC just gets better and better.
anneonymousone Jan 24, 4:13 p.m.
When a rape survivor talks to an official who then completes a report calling the crime an assault, is that underreporting? I would say yes, but the climate is and has been such on campuses that they routinely play around with the numbers.
We are going to have to educate people to understand that rape and similar crimes are underreported to law enforcement, and that higher report statistics makes it clear that the campus atmosphere is supportive of survivors, not that there are, necessarily, more rapes occuring.
But because so few people read past the headline or hear past the soundbite, administrations will continue to lie in order to protect their institutions.
People will get judgmental about a survivor's behavior or clothin. The facts will be ignored: some people (most of whom are men, but not all) rape people (most of whom are women and girls, but not all), because there is so much about the culture that tells them that they are allowed to.
superman Jan 24, 4:09 p.m.
And Thorpe is the captain of this sinking ship.
matt_wood Jan 24, 3:40 p.m.
"This is systematic. 1 in 4 college women will be a victim of attempted rape or rape. Either rapes are being grossly, grossly underreported or universities, through their title VIIII coordinators are trying to sweep sexual assaults on college campuses under the rug."
Some statistics show that 95% of sexual assaults go unreported due to feelings of guilt, shame, fear, etc. So yeah, it's a major problem, but the university can only report those cases about which they have been made aware. All the more reason it is imperative our society stops demonizing victims and starts to hold the perpetrators truly accountable!
dishman Jan 24, 3:26 p.m.
And here is a third possibility: Your stat of 1 in 4 college women being victimized is wrong. If this was true, would you or anyone else send your daughters off to college?
TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 24, 3:24 p.m.
Carolina sure has a mighty big rug. They have a pile roughly the size of Mount Everest that they have swept under it.
spoonman Jan 24, 3:16 p.m.
you mean title IX?
cpmccols Jan 24, 2:05 p.m.
This is systematic. 1 in 4 college women will be a victim of attempted rape or rape. Either rapes are being grossly, grossly underreported or universities, through their title VIIII coordinators are trying to sweep sexual assaults on college campuses under the rug.
krimson Jan 24, 2:00 p.m.
LOL!!! Coming from the school that being investigated for Academic Fraud in their Athletic Dept.??? Hilarious...
early exit Roy Jan 24, 1:38 p.m.
What did you expect them to say? Since they haven't lied about the academic scandal and problems with athletes, then I am sure they are telling the truth now.
issymayake Jan 24, 1:09 p.m.
tread lightly. . sexual assault happens on college campuses . . a LOT. Most schools keep a lot of what happens under wraps and all it will take is a concerted effort to bring some of the things that happen at UNC, ECU, Duke, NCSU, etc to light.
Make sure you hug your daughters (and now sons) and let them know to be wary of their surroundings.
hbarnes422 Jan 24, 12:31 p.m.
Officials at North Carolina's flagship public university dispute claims they under-reported sexual assaults in 2010 to avoid looking bad.
This is the same administration that oversaw the African Studies program and the Student Athlete tutorial program, right?
Chatham Rebel Jan 24, 12:21 p.m.
"UNC-Chapel Hill is considering hiring Gina Smith, an expert on college reporting of sexual assaults, Thorp said, and he has reached out to the president of Amherst College in Massachusetts, which has had similar issues."
Now why would you circle the wagons if there are no indians? Thorpe, you are amazing and can not keep control of your office. Do everyone a favor and just leave.
TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 24, 12:18 p.m.
Of course they deny this. They deny EVERYTHING they do wrong at that place.
superman Jan 24, 12:16 p.m.
If there is no problem with the report why is Mr. Thorp considering hiring someone else to do the reporting. Does it take a rocket scientist to count? They need to hire someone who is good in math.
73ncsu74 Jan 24, 11:57 a.m.
Maybe because it could be some of their prized academic athletes-LOL!!
superman Jan 24, 11:55 a.m.
Thorpe needs to leave. He has had one problem after another and cant handle things. Interesting that his board has confidence in him when no one else does.
Learning+Growing Jan 24, 11:21 a.m.
"The allegations are false." Haven't heard that before, have we? Perhaps the powers that be might want to investigate a little before declaring system-wide innocence.
NCSU84 Jan 24, 11:20 a.m.
Where is management at UNC??? Seems things are running amuck there
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2014-06-24 16:03:36