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UNC probe reveals academic fraud (African-American Studies dept)
ESPN ^ | 12/20/2012

Posted on 12/24/2012 8:51:09 AM PST by Altura Ct.

A three-month investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina revealed that not only student-athletes were given added academic benefits within the school's African and Afro-American Studies department.

Rather, students at large benefited from anomalies specific to the department, such as unauthorized grade changes, forged faculty signatures on grade rolls and limited or no class time.

"This was not an athletic scandal," former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin told UNC's board of trustees. "It was an academic scandal, which is worse."

The independent investigation, headed by Martin, shows that irregularities in the African and Afro-American Studies department went back further than an original probe revealed -- to fall 1997.

However, according to the report presented to the board Thursday, no academic misconduct or other anomalies were found outside the AFAM department.

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1 posted on 12/24/2012 8:51:18 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Unexpected.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 8:53:31 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: Altura Ct.

Racist studies is another that needs to go.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 8:54:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Altura Ct.

And...what again is the difference between real and fradulent grades in an Afro-American Studies Department???


4 posted on 12/24/2012 8:54:05 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: Altura Ct.

< insert picture of Claude Rains here >


5 posted on 12/24/2012 8:55:25 AM PST by twister881
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To: Altura Ct.

It doesn’t matter if they give all these students A+++++

No one is going to hire them anyway, except for other universities.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 8:56:07 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Altura Ct.

Some folks just can’t do the work. Once upon a time, colleges tried to select people who didn’t need “extra help”. Lowered expectations (like elections) have consequences.


7 posted on 12/24/2012 8:56:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: mkboyce
A friend of mine sent her daughter to UNC and told me that not just the cost of out of State Education they sent back a brianwashed girl.

This is the School that has mandatory Koran reading, got rid of the " term freshmen" because of Gender bias.

I hope the NCAA hits the Basketball program with huge scantions

8 posted on 12/24/2012 9:00:40 AM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Altura Ct.

Shocked that such a important academic department would be rife with fraud. I mean when someone wants to hire an African Studies scholar how will they know they are legit!


9 posted on 12/24/2012 9:00:46 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: PGR88
It doesn’t matter if they give all these students A+++++ No one is going to hire them anyway, except for other universities.

Wrong-o. They will be eagerly snapped up by the federal govt to be Obamacare, OSHA, EPA, Dept of Education etc bureaucrats and regulators.

10 posted on 12/24/2012 9:04:43 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Altura Ct.

Pretty sad when they’d rather throw their own entire University under the bus than their precious basketball program.

They could have told the ncaa it was a “computer glitch”, and emmert would be satisfied.

Meanwhile - another school who has always played by the rules - gets basically a death sentence for a criminal matter that still isn’t even resolved.


11 posted on 12/24/2012 9:05:58 AM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Altura Ct.

The fraud is strong here:
- The subject itself is fraudulent- what is “African-American Studies” exactly? What makes this a legitimate field of study? Does it have any use?
- The ‘academics’ who teach it are frauds with nothing to teach, except “kill whitey”, and “it’s all the fault of the imperialist/colonialist white male patriarchy.”
- The students who are taking these classes are doing so in order to attend a university for the sole purpose of playing sports, and not to get an education.
- The university itself has committed fraud by allowing this to go on, in the interest of sports, political correctness (itself a fraud) and “diversity” (another fraud.)


12 posted on 12/24/2012 9:08:32 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Altura Ct.
No surprise here. It's taken a decade and it hurts to say this, but I now toss the alumni fund requests and quit wearing my UNC clothing. No UNC stickers on my new truck or car. I don't watch UNC basketball anymore and gave up on UNC football years ago.

UNC-CH is a progressive flagship organization these days and everything UNC flows from that ideological wellspring. Chrissy Mathews is a UNC grad school alum, surprised? UNC...no thank you.

13 posted on 12/24/2012 9:17:17 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Anybody think this is just UNC?


14 posted on 12/24/2012 9:22:27 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.
"This was not an athletic scandal," former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin told UNC's board of trustees. "It was an academic scandal, which is worse."

Show me one picture, just one, of a WHITE student who benefited from the alleged scandal, and I'll believe it was "Just Academic."

15 posted on 12/24/2012 9:24:25 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Altura Ct.

a story:

Scene:
a major national football-factory powerhouse of a university in an otherwise not-described huge Southern California city

Time:
Paleolithic Era

Stage:
University President’s Office

Dramatis Personae:
President (in one of his rare sober interludes)
Delegation of about 20 serious students (not on the world-famous football team)

Scene 1 (only scene):
Students petition President for improvements in their dormitory, which has been double-condemned by the Board of Health (Trojan-sized, cardinal and gold colored cockroaches marching up and down the hallways in attack salients) and the City Engineer’s Office (bricks falling out of the walls).

President rejects petition and shoos pesky students back to Stoned Hall.

Students complain that the University is about to spend $2 million on a brand new building just to house its football trophies, also that the football players come around Stone-Age Hall at all hours to collect impressive wads of $20 bills that are secretly dished out to them, apparently at will, in a tiny little un-marked office downstairs.

President, raising his voice while raising his well-fed arse from his very well-padded throne,
“you boys are a liability to this college. you cost us more than you pay us. those football players make us money. and the new trophy building will attract more rich alumni to campus who will donate even more money to this operation. so get back to your da*med books and cockroaches and just stuff it!”

Boys ushered out of President’s Office as President opens his beautiful big mahogany desk to bring out his silder liquour service...

Curtain closes. End of play.


or something like that.

In other words, there is very little new under the sun...
smile
smile
(no, i didn’t play football in college....)


16 posted on 12/24/2012 9:24:41 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

...where illiterate circus members and sideshow freaks can go pro and get HUGE cash from the audiences, sponsors and promoters.


17 posted on 12/24/2012 9:28:44 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh gosh, I just realized that those were not cup sizes in my Womyn studies program after all...


18 posted on 12/24/2012 9:31:09 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The entire field of study is a fraud.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 9:39:46 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Altura Ct.

What does Carolina NOT understand about the word “liberal”?


20 posted on 12/24/2012 9:53:07 AM PST by moovova
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To: Altura Ct.

I would assume that African American Studies contributes toward a degree in Community Organizing.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 9:58:36 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Altura Ct.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1974896/posts
Chewbacca’s senior thesis: “`Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community’—Gloom, Despair and Agony On Me—Deep Dark Depression, That’s All I Ever See” by Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. Praise Allah for Affirmative Action!
(After first scrolling down, as far as I could, on this FR thread to see if I made the usual jackazz out of myself ... )

Yeah, grievance-mongering: It’s a real academic growth industry. Even the muzzies have caught on to it.


22 posted on 12/24/2012 10:28:11 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: GenXteacher

I’m fairly certain that the majority of students in these programs are not student-athletes. Schools don’t have enough athletes to justify an entire department.


23 posted on 12/24/2012 10:40:03 AM PST by Bob
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To: Altura Ct.
do I really have to say it???

these bullsh!t programs were designed so that those taking them could NOT FAIL... and they FAILED THEM ANYWAY!!!

even showing up for class is simply tooo much for some of them...

24 posted on 12/24/2012 10:53:28 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GBA

Our son graduated from the UNC’s B-school a few years ago and swears that UNC will never receive a penny from him...he is a fine young Christian who thinks that the entire school is so liberal and anti=Christian that it borders on communism...


25 posted on 12/24/2012 10:53:28 AM PST by Stayfree
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To: GenXteacher

“The fraud is strong here:”

You are so right! The solution, so far as I am concerned, is to do away completely with college athletics. But oh, what would students do for entertainment some would say. Colleges and Universities should be “institutions of higher learning.” I don’t understand why they have become “the farm system” for major league sports. Let the rich bastards who own the franchises, set up their own farm system outside post secondary academics. You can see the few schools who actually play by the rules, they have the loosing teams. And I will bet you that if you examine the “academic records” of the football teams, the only “value” from going to college was to try and get a contract with a professional sports team of one kind or another. I would also doubt if any “athletes” were so highly rated academically, that they switched their major in athletics to say, medicine or law! College athletics in nothing more than another manifestation of affirmative action.


26 posted on 12/24/2012 1:14:10 PM PST by vette6387
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To: GenXteacher

“The fraud is strong here:”

You are so right! The solution, so far as I am concerned, is to do away completely with college athletics. But oh, what would students do for entertainment some would say. Colleges and Universities should be “institutions of higher learning.” I don’t understand why they have become “the farm system” for major league sports. Let the rich bastards who own the franchises, set up their own farm system outside post secondary academics. You can see the few schools who actually play by the rules, they have the loosing teams. And I will bet you that if you examine the “academic records” of the football teams, the only “value” from going to college was to try and get a contract with a professional sports team of one kind or another. I would also doubt if any “athletes” were so highly rated academically, that they switched their major in athletics to say, medicine or law! College athletics in nothing more than another manifestation of affirmative action.


27 posted on 12/24/2012 1:14:16 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Bob

“I’m fairly certain that the majority of students in these programs are not student-athletes. Schools don’t have enough athletes to justify an entire department.”

I do not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation....


28 posted on 12/24/2012 2:54:52 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Did these students learn to hate whitey? If so, they should get credit because they satisfied the only coarse requirement.


29 posted on 12/24/2012 9:19:51 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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