Skip to comments.UNC to begin academic probe
Posted on 08/16/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT by Perdogg
North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp wants his university to finally be able to move on from the academic scandal that continues to hover over its Afro and African-American Studies and athletics departments.
To do so, the school has enlisted a former governor and an outside consulting firm to probe whether the problems go any deeper, or farther back in time.
Thorp announced Thursday that former North Carolina governor James G. Martin will lead an independent review of any additional academic irregularities that may have occurred before 2007.
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I hope Mike Adams checks in with a column on this. I know he’s at UNC-Wilmington but I bet he’s got some dirt to dish. Then again, how hard could it be to show the academic scandals that have launched in most of the **** Studies departments of every stripe?
If there’s a college athletics department that isn’t violating NCAA rules, they never win anything so nobody cares. It’s all a swindle, and everyone knows it.
Afro and African-American Studies are intellectual hoaxes. These types of “studies” are just thinly veiled courses full of vile propaganda for the far left. If we hope to retake the culture, we should start here.
Swindle or not we are looking at the worst case of academic fraud in NCAA history. And yet UNC gets to name their own investigation team. the cover up continues...
So you add this up....four years at a college and you graduate from it with a study in Africa studies. What would you do with such a degree? Answer: take a couple of lousy certification classes and become a teacher. Your connection to any high school class? Well...it’s best not to bring that up. The sad thing is that you likely borrowed $40k as a minimum and like all the other idiots....you really did screw up in the financial department.
College has become a joke. It’s a place for upper middle class kids to go to drink and party for several years, and then end up with a huge, debt hangover. Oh, and college exists to be farm teams for the NFL and the NBA, and to give Communists permanent jobs. What a waste of time and money.
Huh, huh, huh... he said "deep probe"...
“Its a place for upper middle class kids to go to drink and party for several years, and then end up with a huge, debt hangover.”
There are also a lot of urban minority students passing time there (at least for a semester or two, until they realize their high school “education” is the equivalent of a third grade education in the suburbs and they drop out). I went to a state school that had built a whole industry around remedial classes for affirmative action tokens; they could spend 2 years there (in a separate building) taking high school classes that would have been REQUIRED for white students to get in, and they didn’t earn any college credits for them.
UNC Afro/African-American Studies Department and UNC Athletics Department—One and the same.
I was asking myself if I was being hypocritical. I went to UNC and we all knew that the revenue generating athletes had it easy. I took a Brazilian literature class because I went to Brazil and I wanted a fun course. I later learned that the football team was required to take the class in order to keep the program alive. However, it was a serious course, the instructor was serious and there were a lot attractive young ladies from the track and swimming team in the class.
The point is, it is still a university and the classes still should be real.
As a taxpayer, I think the universities should devote their resources to real education, which would eliminate both professional sports programs and victimology programs.
I once talked with a man who had been an FBI agent in Chicago, involved in investigation of, among other things, college football recruiting that violated not only NCAA rules but Federal law. He said it was common for the players who were testifying - college graduates - to be unable to read well enough to get themselves through the airport.
Brazilian literature is probably very interesting. I took a couple of Spanish literature classes when I was in college.
Ahemm..... the language of Brazil is Portuguese
I know that. My point was that South American literature can be enjoyable, not about the language. I assume that the Brazilian literature course for athletes involved reading in English translation, rather than in Portuguese, unless UNC already had a large bikini-volleyball program at that point. (Anything is possible with Title IX ...) In my classes, we read Latin American literature in Spanish.
When I took my baby to see my parents recently, the plane had originated in Rio de Janeiro and had quite a few Brazilian families on their way to Disney World. Portuguese looks like a lot like Spanish when it’s written, but it sounds much more like French.
I took a tough pol-sci course for a semester on Brazil. No athletes there. They were all in my Criminal Justice courses at FSU(ironically)...
A Brazilian told me that most Brazilians can understand Spanish while most Spandards cannot understand Portuguese.
It could be because Spanish-speakers outnumber Portuguese-speakers in South America, or maybe it’s because Spanish sounds like someone who doesn’t know Portuguese reading it phonetically.
True dat, as they say in the hood. ;-)
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