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UNC promises major changes in wake of academic scandal (new name for Afro-American Studies dept)
News Observer ^ | 8/31/12 | Jane Stancill

Posted on 09/02/2012 3:22:10 PM PDT by Libloather

UNC promises major changes in wake of academic scandal
By Jane Stancill
Modified Fri, Aug 31, 2012 11:59 AM

CHAPEL HILL -- UNC-Chapel Hill leaders on Thursday promised different ways of doing business to prevent academic misconduct related to student athletes, including a new name for the beleaguered African and Afro-American Studies department.

Some of the changes had already been announced; other initiatives were new. But the goal was clear — deans, faculty members, department heads and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham lined up to convince a UNC Board of Governors review panel that they would do whatever it takes to recover from perhaps the campus’ worst academic and athletic scandal.

They pledged more faculty involvement in athletics, a revamped African studies department, new oversight rules for academic administrators, changes to the tutoring program for athletes and a strategic plan for the university’s entire sports enterprise.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nc; scandal; students; unc
Just win, baby!
1 posted on 09/02/2012 3:22:17 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

If I’d only stuck with Black Studies I’d be Black by now.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 3:23:45 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Libloather

why aren’t there white studies? or red studies?? or affirmative action white studies?


3 posted on 09/02/2012 3:37:42 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Libloather

If one has a degree in African studies or women’s studies, can one expect to earn a higher wage delivering pizzas?


4 posted on 09/02/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: biggredd1

There are RED studies! bho MAJORED in RED studies!


5 posted on 09/02/2012 3:42:07 PM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: Libloather

“Integrity ‘didn’t happen’”

Love to watch’em play, but...

Glad they got caught with their knickers down...couldn’t have happened to a more lib school. Most of the teaching staff is probably in Charlotte this week wearing Code Pink vaginas.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 3:58:25 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: Libloather

Maybe they can hire Lizzie Warren to teach there.....she’s black.....at least she could be if there’s some money in it for her.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 4:07:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather
Practically any academic department with the word "studies" in its name is worthless.

And state universities should stop handing out taxpayer subsidized "athletic scholarships" (which phrase, by the way, is oxymoronic).

8 posted on 09/02/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Islander7
If one has a degree in African studies or women’s studies, can one expect to earn a higher wage delivering pizzas?

African/Women's-studies grads, when they get jobs, become legislative aides to Democrats, or corporate "diversity" or HR workers.

9 posted on 09/02/2012 4:12:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Libloather
Just win, baby!

It must work better in basketball than football.

10 posted on 09/02/2012 4:15:49 PM PDT by alrea
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To: Libloather
Pure smoke and mirrors; more boob bait for the Bubbas. Nothing has changed at UNC and the cancer continues grows unabated.
11 posted on 09/02/2012 4:40:33 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Libloather

Whoa...that’s really going to fix the problem. Maybe they can appoint a committee and in a few years they can report that they are changing the coarse title to “African Studies.”

As long as they can find 7- footers who can dunk the ball, that’s all the studying they need to do. They’ll make millions without a suspect NC sheepskin.


12 posted on 09/02/2012 4:44:38 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Libloather

Whatever you do, you pinheads in The Peoples’ Republic of Chapel Hill (as we call it ‘round these parts), do NOT even consider the most obvious path: eliminate this IDIOTIC, racist, waste of money and time and effort known as “Black Studies” or “Afro-American Studies” or “Negro Studies” or “Sorry Excuse for An Easy Grade for Bros Studies”.....whatever the hell you want to call this abomination.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 4:48:12 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: blueunicorn6

No she’s not. Lizzie is a Native-American with, perhaps?, a touch of African-American. Just look at those cheekbones..... and that Clairol hair.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 4:52:18 PM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking!)
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To: RightOnline

Wow, I never knew Chapel Hill had it real bad with political correctness.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 5:10:04 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Islander7
If one has a degree in African studies or women’s studies, can one expect to earn a higher wage delivering pizzas?

They'd be lucky to be hired as drivers.

There is no good in allowing such degrees. It's like awarding a degree in "underwater basket weaving", yes you have a degree, but you are now in debt (most students) and your degree is fundamentally ignored by the business community, or even a scientific community.

What are you going to do with that useless piece of paper? Convert it to a Masters Degree in Liberalism or Community Organizing? What a waste of time and money.

16 posted on 09/02/2012 5:24:30 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: blueunicorn6

Mike Adams, where are you?


17 posted on 09/02/2012 5:25:19 PM PDT by plangent
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To: Libloather
Another useless post. I should not have to go to the link to get a hint of the central issue in the article.
It's not rocket science...

"An internal campus review found 54 courses in that department, many heavily attended by athletes, that were no-show classes with little or no faculty supervision. Many courses were linked to former department chairman Julius Nyang’oro, who retired under pressure this summer, and to Deborah Crowder, a former department manager who left the university in 2009."

18 posted on 09/02/2012 5:46:07 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Biggirl

Oh heavens, trust me......the whole town is eaten up with it (despite its charm....).


19 posted on 09/02/2012 6:10:08 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: publius911
I should not have to go...

Copyright rules. Learn 'em, love 'em, live 'em. (Sure hope you didn't injure your favorite mouse-clicker finger.)

20 posted on 09/02/2012 6:30:58 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: RightOnline

I think it goes along with the college town mind set. Chapel Hill is indeed very liberal as is nearby Durham. It is interesting, though that the students on both campuses are more balanced.
I live near Boulder, which is ridiculously liberal but had 2 kids go to UNC and Duke.
The people that live near colleges are often employed by or retired from the school. It’s no secret that academia is full of lefties.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 6:57:27 PM PDT by luv2ski
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