Skip to comments.North Carolina DA seeks fraud investigation of black studies at UNC
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It may be a firing offense to criticize the standards and practices in black studies if you are part of the higher education industry, but district attorneys are not subject to the fashions of academic life. North Carolina, a scandal is vrewing at the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Jane Stancill of the Raleigh News and Observer reports:
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to conduct a separate probe of UNC-Chapel Hill's African and Afro-American Studies program, following findings of academic fraud by a university review.
One of factors that led to the request for a state criminal investigation is a professor (who was a paid employee of the state) being paid for work which was apparently not carried out:
...it appears that UNC-CH professor Julius Nyang'oro was paid to teach summer school courses in which classes were not held and no supervision took place
But that is not the entirety of the potential problem in the black studies department:
The findings of an internal UNC probe released this month found 54 classes within the department in which there was little or no indication of instruction. The review also found at least 10 cases of unauthorized grade changes involving students who did not complete their work.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Gee golly...allegations of fraud in the Black Studies at the Peoples’ Republic of Chapel Hill.
Color me oh-so-shocked. Ahem.
Good thing I got a Business Degree from UNC.
Fo shizzle my nizzles!!
Its hard to find 1001 different ways to say “I am a victim” all semester AND during summer school.
As it is not an academically rigorous subject and getting a degree in the subject is not dependent upon any actual or applicable knowledge - what is the point in actually holding classes or completing the “work”?
Not possible. There is no connection between academics and African/Afro-American Studies Programs, so they can't be guilty of academic fraud.
Watched the news last night. Listened to the radio this morning.
FR is the 1st I'm hearing of this. I love this site.
It's the only way to be sure.
Dr. Julius Nyangoro Ph.D.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHAPEL HILL.
African and Afro-American Studies Department.
234 90 408674.
REQUEST FOR URGENT ACADEMIC RELATIONSHIP.
First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and “Top Secret”. You have been recommended by an associate who assured me in confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a pending academic transaction of great magnitude, requiring maximum confidence.
We are top officials of the North Carolina University African and Afro-American Studies Department who are interested in the creation of certain courses in our Department. In order to commence this business, we solicit your assistance to enable us to transfer into your academic record, course credit for certain courses which have been academically impounded.
In order for this plan to go forward, you must transfer funds (or equivalent athletic scholarship stipend grants or Federal aid) into our tuition account and produce an academic paper, which will be graded generously by a member of our department, or his delegate.
As a token of our appreciation to you, we shall make available to you at less than market price as much as 15 Academic credits, free of onerous requirements to attend classes or produce anything other than token artifacts.
The above information from you will enable us write letters of claim and job description respectively enabling us use your student name and student number details to apply for payment from the athletic department and Federal Aid accounts. We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your confidentiality in this transaction. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above Tel/Fax numbers. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I have heard from you.
Dr. Julius Nyangoro Ph.D.
In the logic of archaic Western Civilization, yes, but not in the post-Western 21st century!
There are established categories of victims and predators. Fraud is not fraud if committed by a recognized victim or their (sic) advocate.
In fact, in the perverse world of Western decadence, logic itself is racist. So much for Thomas Lifson and his obsolete "fraud is fraud" racist thinking!
How else would those attending on a sports scholarship ever get their degree?
SEQUOYA DEATRICE MUNGO. An intergenerational oral history of African American students in Edgecombe County, North Carolina from 1930-1980.
WRIGHT, JR., WILLIAM THOMAS. A Case Study of the African American Male Superintendency in North Carolina: Barriers Within the Position.
EVALUATING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE STUDENTS IN RELATIONSHIP TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE TEACHERS IN GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS by Byron L. Daniels
Expectant Fears and Racialized Reproduction: African American Womens Lived Experiences of Pregnancy and Motherhood, Kaaren M. Haldeman
BOOK SELECTIONS OF ECONOMICALLY-DISADVANTAGED AFRICAN AMERICAN KINDERGARTENERS, Beth K. Dawkins
I think the titles speak for themselves. You could eliminate the entire production of every African Studies and Afro-American Studies department in the country, and America would be better off. Those who are smart enough to contribute to useful knowledge would find a real major, and the others would not waste their lives going through the motions like members of a cargo cult building structures that look to them like airplanes but serve no real purpose.