Skip to comments.UNC probe reveals academic fraud (African-American Studies dept)
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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Racist studies is another that needs to go.
And...what again is the difference between real and fradulent grades in an Afro-American Studies Department???
< insert picture of Claude Rains here >
It doesn’t matter if they give all these students A+++++
No one is going to hire them anyway, except for other universities.
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.
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
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!
Wrong-o. They will be eagerly snapped up by the federal govt to be Obamacare, OSHA, EPA, Dept of Education etc bureaucrats and regulators.
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.
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.)
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.
Anybody think this is just UNC?
Show me one picture, just one, of a WHITE student who benefited from the alleged scandal, and I'll believe it was "Just Academic."
a major national football-factory powerhouse of a university in an otherwise not-described huge Southern California city
University President’s Office
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...
(no, i didn’t play football in college....)
...where illiterate circus members and sideshow freaks can go pro and get HUGE cash from the audiences, sponsors and promoters.
Oh gosh, I just realized that those were not cup sizes in my Womyn studies program after all...
The entire field of study is a fraud.
What does Carolina NOT understand about the word “liberal”?