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  • Mock Trials at UNC

    06/22/2015 5:40:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has just made an enormous political mistake. Just days after being put on accreditation probation in the wake of a massive academic fraud scandal, they decided to fire wrestling coach C.D. Mock. His firing comes under suspicious circumstances and has serious First Amendment implications. The university is claiming that C.D. Mock was fired because of his teamÂ’s performance. It is true that his team has not finished higher than fourth at the ACC Championships since 2008. But there is more to the story. Coach Mock is not your ordinary wrestling coach. He is also...
  • The KKK Took My Building Away

    04/01/2015 10:37:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Recently, some University of North Carolina (UNC) students went to a Board of Trustees meeting armed with signs saying “Black Lives Matter” and “Kick Out the KKK.” Who knew that the KKK was still a presence on the UNC flagship campus in Chapel Hill? Of course, the answer is that no one knew. That is because they aren’t. Since there are not any Klansmen at UNC, a group called the Real Silent Sam Coalition is focusing on a building, Saunders Hall, which was named after a former Klansman. Decades ago, UNC named its Department of History building after Saunders, not...
  • The “Political” Firing of Tom Ross

    03/06/2015 5:31:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors (BOG): I am writing you today for two reasons. First, I wish to congratulate you for having the courage to fire Chancellor Tom Ross and select a new leader for the UNC system. Second, as you endure a barrage of criticism for doing the right thing, I wish to offer you some insight into the true motives of your critics. Those who are criticizing you for firing Tom Ross are trapped in a logical contradiction. On the one hand, they are claiming that political leftists do not dominate the UNC system....
  • UNC board votes to kill poverty center, protesters led away (NC)

    03/01/2015 8:12:41 AM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/27/2014 | Emory Dalesio
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina public university leaders decided Friday to kill an anti-poverty center headed by a sharp critic of Republican lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory, taking their vote after protesters disrupted their meeting and were led out by campus police. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, which consists almost entirely of Republican appointees, voted to disband the think-tank created to help launch John Edwards' presidential campaign and run by a law professor and former Democratic candidate for Congress from Colorado. [snip] The center provided Edwards a platform to travel the country discussing poverty, which he had...
  • UNC's Official Newspaper: "Yoga is Oppressive"

    02/26/2015 1:49:09 PM PST · by rightistight · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/26/15 | Aurelius
    The Daily Tar Heel, the University of North Carolina's official newspaper, has declared that "yoga is oppressive" to religious minorities in the United States. Nikhil Umesh, a senior environmental health science major from Greensboro and contributor to the Daily Tar Heel, wrote the article, titled, "Your yoga class is oppressive." "During my time at UNC, I have noticed that yoga is a popular pastime among white Chapel Hill residents and students," Umesh writes, immediately making race an issue in his article. "Yoga is historically and presently a spiritual and meditative practice, whose origins lay in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Yet,"...
  • PRIDE: Progressives Rejecting Intellectual Diversity Explode

    02/18/2015 2:34:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-18-2015 | Mike Adams
    If you are reading my column, you are familiar with the claim that campus administrators often seek to deprive young conservatives of the ability to defend their beliefs in the marketplace of ideas. But you may not have heard the claim that campus administrators often deprive young leftists of the ability to defend their beliefs in the marketplace of ideas. The latter contention is the subject of the present column. It begins with a salient example from my own campus, UNC-Wilmington. Here on my campus, a bold Christian organization called Ratio Christi often seeks to open up the marketplace of...
  • Father Of Slain UNC Muslims: Media "Triggering and Provoking" People By Linking ISIS To Islam

    02/12/2015 2:29:57 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 43 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, the father of Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, the two sisters who were gunned down by an angry neighbor allegedly due to a parking dispute near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, appeared on MSNBC's Ronan Farrow Daily to discuss the murders. Abu-Salha blamed the media for "bombarding every American every day with news about what they call Islamic terrorism, none of which is Islamic at all." "They are really preparing people such tragedies and triggering them and provoking them," he added.
  • DEVELOPING: Hate Group SPLC Connected To Radical Leftist Shooter At UNC Chapel Hill

    02/11/2015 1:45:29 PM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2-11-2015 | Andrew Marcus
    What is it about the Southern Poverty Law Center that drives leftists to murder? More information is coming in about the gunman who reportedly murdered three innocent Muslims in North Carolina yesterday, Craig Stephen Hicks.Hicks is a raging Progressive leftist who fed on a steady diet of liberal media. Then he killed people. #RuhRoh The guy who murdered innocent #Muslims is a radical athiest fan of #Progressive extremists @Maddow @splcenter http://t.co/iXGVSt1YCR— Progressives Today (@ProgsToday) February 11, 2015 Pajamas Media reports: A review of the Facebook page of the man charged in these murders, Craig Hicks, shows a consistent theme of...
  • Rachel Maddow's Violent Imagery Led to Chapel Hill Shooting

    02/11/2015 7:57:39 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 2/11/2015 | Thomas
    Rachel Maddow’s Violent Imagery Led to Chapel Hill Shooting by Thomas Ferdousi • February 11, 2015 Remember after the horrifying shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona there was a constant stream blaming Sarah Palin and the wider Tea Party for the shooting? Of course it came out that Jared Laughner was a crazed person with mental issues, but the infamous ‘Palin target map’ was blamed for the shooting rather than evidence. Now it appears that Ms. Maddow’s MSNBC show has inspired the murder of three young Muslims in North Carolina. Her show, poking fun at established religions and perpetrating...
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 9:12:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, has died. He was 83. The retired coach died "peacefully" at his North Carolina home Saturday night, the school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family. He was with his wife and five children. Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory. He had kept a lower profile...
  • Dean Smith dies at aage 83

    02/08/2015 6:16:26 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    espn ^ | 2-8-15 | n/a
    Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83. North Carolina announced Smith's death Sunday morning. "Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children," Smith's family said in a statement. "We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, and appreciate the continued respect for our privacy as arrangements are made available to the public. Thank you."
  • HARVARD AND UNC SUED OVER THEIR ADMISSION POLICIES

    11/17/2014 5:06:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 11/17/2014 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) -- Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students. The Harvard lawsuit also contends that the Ivy League university specifically limits the number of Asian Americans it admits each year. The Project on Fair Representation, an Alexandria, Virginia-based legal defense fund, said Monday's filings will be the first in a series of legal challenges against...
  • Kyle’s Extra Credit Assignment

    10/24/2014 8:09:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Dear Kyle F. Student (not real name):  I am in receipt of your email request for extra credit. First of all, I would like to thank you for writing to ask for extra credit rather than wasting precious class time with your request. This will also spare you from being humiliated in front of your peers. Unfortunately, though, it will probably result in your being humiliated in front of numerous members of our community - some of whom will probably be members of our university community as well. Please allow me to explain. Your extra credit assignment will be completed...
  • U.N.C. Investigation Reveals Athletes Took Fake Classes (Guess which department?)

    10/23/2014 7:34:25 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/2014 | SARAH LYALL
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — It was November 2009, and alarm was spreading among the academic counselors charged with bolstering the grades of football players at the University of North Carolina. For years the players and others had been receiving A’s and B’s in nonexistent classes in the African studies department, but the administrator who had set up and run the fake classes had just retired, taking all those easy grades with her. The counselors convened a meeting of the university’s football coaches, using a PowerPoint presentation to drive home the notion that the classes “had played a large role in...
  • How to decry poverty and get rich on the public payroll

    06/28/2014 7:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    div class="article_body top">Isn’t it amazing how people can make a career decrying poverty and end up collecting big bucks from taxpayers for not much work? Consider the case of University of North Carolina Law School Professor Gene Nichol, who teaches one course per semester, and pulls down almost $213,000 per year in that state-funded school, as professor and head of the school’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.Add in his wife, also on the UC payroll ay the medical school and Health Care System, and this fun couple pulls down over 600k per year. The College Fix has the goods...
  • UNC's McCants: 'Just show up, play' (Corrupt Tarheel B'Ball)

    06/06/2014 7:30:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 6, 2015 | Steve Delsohn
    Rashad McCants, the second-leading scorer on the North Carolina basketball team that won the 2004-05 national title, told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that tutors wrote his term papers, he rarely went to class for about half his time at UNC, and he remained able to play largely because he took bogus classes designed to keep athletes academically eligible. McCants told "Outside the Lines" that he could have been academically ineligible to play during the championship season had he not been provided the assistance. Further, he said head basketball coach Roy Williams knew about the "paper-class" system at UNC. The so-called...
  • Hello Stranger ... Want To Have Sex?

    05/07/2014 8:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Controversy has once again hit the campus of UNC-Wilmington. This time it's not my fault. The controversy is actually the fault of a student. His crime is simple: He decided to behave like a feminist behaves every day on campuses all across America. Unfortunately for him, he chose to do so without the proper genitalia and without the approval of the UNCW Women's Resource Center. I was introduced to the controversy shortly after a student of mine finished taking her final exam of the semester. After she had left my 2 pm exam, she came into my 3:30 class and,...
  • For Academic Elites Evidence is Irrelevant

    04/23/2014 5:11:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Former UNC Dean Dan Plyler is like a lot of academics today. He forms strong opinions without taking the time to study an issue to determine whether his opinion is supported by evidence. Evidence is irrelevant for such academics who are more interested in preserving visions of how things should be - as opposed to evaluating how things are with some practical game plan for improving upon them. Plyler's disdain for evidence was on full display when he wrote a Letter to the Editor in response to my recent promotion to full professor. It is reprinted below with my usual...
  • UNC fake class scandal and NCAA's response wind their way to Washington

    04/08/2014 5:34:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-8-14 | sara ganim
    (CNN) -- A U.S. congressman is questioning whether the NCAA failed to hold the University of North Carolina accountable during a 2012 academic fraud investigation and is demanding answers from NCAA brass. If he doesn't get them, he'll call for congressional hearings and subpoena NCAA President Mark Emmert, Rep. Tony Cardenas told CNN. The California Democrat is referring to a probe in which the National Collegiate Athletic Association investigated UNC's system of "paper classes" -- independent studies requiring little work and no attendance. Athletes were able to get easy "A"s without actually going to class. The NCAA declined to sanction...
  • Religious Profiling at UNC

    04/03/2014 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dr. Mike Adams teaches crime — but he never dreamed he’d be the victim of one. Unfortunately for the assistant professor, that all changed when his ideology did. When he was hired as a criminology expert 21 years ago, Adams was an avowed and outspoken atheist — a worldview that was shaken to the core when Mike went to visit a prisoner on death row in 2000. The convict, a mentally handicapped man, had read the entire Bible — something Adams had never done. He resolved then and there to change that —...
  • How did this 146-word essay on Rosa Parks get an A-? UNC football player's shocking term paper..

    03/28/2014 5:17:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2014 | James Nye
    An awful 146-word term paper littered with grammatical errors that is barely even readable has become a potent visual symbol of the University of North Carolina's fake classes scandal. The one-paragraph essay on civil rights icon Rosa Parks earned an A- and was exposed by former UNC professor Mary Willingham, who spent 10 years teaching UNC's athletes before she turned whistleblower on alleged classroom corruption. The shocking essay came to light during an ESPN documentary timed to coincide with the March Madness basketball competition. It contains allegations that UNC athletes in danger of failing were encouraged to sign up for...
  • Victory: Jury Rules North Carolina University Violated Conservative Professor’s Free Speech Rights

    03/23/2014 10:33:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 3/24/14 | David French
    In Greenville, North Carolina, a jury in federal court found that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington violated criminology professor Mike Adams’ free speech rights when it denied his application for promotion to full professor. The ACLJ represents Dr. Adams, along with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Travis Barham. Dr. Adams is a conservative Christian who also regularly contributes to Townhall.com, where he often critiques the widespread leftist abuses within colleges and universities. His speech caused a furious response within his university, with the Chancellor even attempting to alter the standards for promotion to allow the faculty to consider professors’ protected speech...
  • Win Lose or Draw

    03/17/2014 5:03:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Today, as most of you sit in your offices pretending to work while reading my column (thanks, by the way) I'll be taking the stand in federal court in a First Amendment lawsuit against my employer, UNC-Wilmington. The trial will be over in three days, thus ending a seven-year legal battle with important implications for academic freedom. Some have asked how the outcome of the trial will affect my work in the campus free speech movement. I'm writing this column in response to those inquiries. There are three possible outcomes to the trial this week in Greenville, NC. We could...
  • Totalitarians and TEKEs

    02/11/2014 7:33:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author's note: This is a continuation of my previous column. The university responded three days after my call for an investigation into viewpoint discrimination in the student group recognition process at UNC-Wilmington. This is my first response to that investigation. What was intended to be a two-part series will now stretch into three parts. Enjoy part two below.Dear Chancellor Miller (chancellor@uncw.edu): I am in receipt of the results of your three day investigation into allegations of viewpoint discrimination by the student affairs division of the administration at UNC-Wilmington. The results of the investigation are unsatisfactory and now compel me to...
  • Center for the Study of Individual Rights

    12/19/2013 9:32:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear UNC Board of Governors: I appreciate very much the interest you have shown in meeting with me after my current case against UNC Wilmington heads to court in just a few months. I also appreciate the efforts of key members of the Senate to set up such a meeting now that Republicans control the NC Senate, State General Assembly, and the Governor's mansion. When we meet in the spring, I am going to present you with a specific proposal which will help start to reform the UNC system in three important ways: 1) It will cut administrative overhead. 2)...
  • Ex-University of North Carolina professor charged over no-show class

    12/02/2013 5:16:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/02/13
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – A former professor at the center of an academic scandal involving athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been charged with a felony, accused of receiving $12,000 in payment for a lecture course in which he held no classes. **SNIP** Nyang'Oro, who retired in 2012, could face up to 10 months in prison if convicted. The university said it recouped the $12,000 from his final paycheck.
  • Biden attends Hagan (RAT period-NC) fundraiser at UNC

    11/18/2013 1:20:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Tar Heel ^ | 11/18/13 | Madeline Will
    Vice President Joe Biden was on campus Friday, raising money for Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. **SNIP** Biden told donors at the event that Hagan is able to work across the aisle with Republicans. “The only way to break through this gridlock is with people who can earn the trust of people on the other team, that’s why she’s so valuable,” he said. Biden also criticized the Tea Party at the event and said he hoped the Republican Party would move away from far-right politics.
  • An Embarrassment to Higher Education (Mike Adams)

    08/18/2013 2:20:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-18-2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear Edward: I want to take the time to thank you for writing and telling me that I should be fired from my position as a tenured professor because I am “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” I also want to thank you for responding when I asked you exactly how you arrived at that conclusion. Your response, “because you insist that marriage requires one man and one woman,” was both helpful and concise. While I respect your right to conclude that I am the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America, I think you’re wrong. In fact,...
  • So You're a Revolutionary?

    08/14/2013 4:25:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Gabriel Lugo is president of the faculty senate at UNC-Wilmington. He's generally a nice fellow with a good sense of humor. But, unfortunately, on August 9th, he sent out a wildly unprofessional memo to the entire university faculty. His memo lends credence to my concern that the UNC system has become little more than a political lobby for the Democratic legislative agenda. Thus I will soon propose that we rename our school DNC-Wilmington to reflect the fact that it is an institution committed to politics rather than honest intellectual inquiry. In a section of his memo allegedly updating them on...
  • UNC board bans ‘gender-neutral’ housing on (17) campuses

    08/10/2013 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    News Observer ^ | 8/09/13 | Caitlin Owens
    CHAPEL HILL — The governing board of the UNC system voted unanimously Friday to ban campuses from letting students of opposite genders live in the same dorm suites or apartments. The decision reverses a housing policy that was unanimously endorsed by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees last year, and it comes just days before the plan was to take effect on the Chapel Hill campus. “Gender-neutral” housing was pushed for more than a year by UNC-CH students who said it would give some gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students a place to live free of harassment. Opponents, though, didn’t like...
  • Disorderly Conduct

    04/26/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: check out www.letterstoayoungprogressive.com for a free chapter of my latest book. Students and their parents need to be warned about the latest serious threat to liberty on America's college campuses. They have probably already heard of campus speech codes, anti-discrimination clauses, and sexual harassment tribunals. The latest threat takes the form of "disorderly conduct" hearings. Many readers are wondering what exactly constitutes disorderly conduct. The more appropriate question might be "what does not?" Of course, it is natural for students to have conflict in college. Many are away from home for the first time and they are...
  • UNC drops term ‘freshman’ in favor of ‘gender inclusive language’

    10/23/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 32 replies
    The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill has removed the word “freshman” from official university documents, citing as their reason an attempt to adopt more “gender inclusive language.” We are “committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community,” reads a statement administrators sent to Campus Reform on Wednesday.
  • University of North Carolina denies Iraq vet in-state tuition as it mulls giving break to illegals

    10/16/2012 8:53:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-16-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    EXCLUSIVE--The University of North Carolina, which is currently considering giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition benefits, denied an Army sergeant the same break even though she owns a home in the Tar Heel state and only moved away briefly because the military stationed her husband in Texas. Hayleigh Perez, 26, hoped to use her G.I. Bill to attend the UNC’s Pembroke campus near Fort Bragg, but the young veteran -- who served a 14-month tour in Iraq -- was told she did not qualify as a state resident because she had been gone for about three years. “I got frustrated. When...
  • Major Landmark lawsuit filed against the EPA for immoral human experimentation

    09/23/2012 7:42:54 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | David W. Schnare
    [snip]...On first blush, I simply could not believe Mr. Milloy. Then I looked carefully at the facts and at the law. This case involves the intentional exposure of human subjects to “fine particulate” matter, also known as PM2.5. EPA obtained their PM2.5 from a diesel truck. It is difficult to overstate the atrocity of this research. EPA parked a truck’s exhaust pipe directly beneath an intake pipe on the side of a building. The exhaust was sucked into the pipe, mixed with some additional air and then piped directly into the lungs of the human subjects. EPA actually has pictures...
  • EPA Sued Over Heinous Experiments on Humans

    09/25/2012 10:30:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 25, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    After accumulating evidence via the Freedom of Information Act that showed theEnvironmental Protection Agency conducted disturbing experiments that exposed humans to inhalable particulates the agency has said are deadly, sound science advocate Steven Milloy has sued the federal government. The trials, which were carried out at EPA’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, exposed subjects to fine particulate matter (called “PM2.5”) at extremely elevated levels for up to two hours at a time. EPA’s Web site on particulate matter and its 2009 “Summary of PM2.5 Risk Estimates,” stated, “an examination of cause-specific risk...
  • An Eco-Fascist Gassing Experiment with Diesel Fumes at the EPA

    10/06/2012 2:28:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2012 | Mark Musser
    .... the EPA has been conducting human experiments on people by piping diesel fumes from a running truck mixed with air into their lungs at a North Carolina university. The agency has ginned up yet another green crusade--the lethal dangers of diesel fumes. They even had a gas chamber set up to accommodate the environmental research project that shockingly recalls the death camps in Poland.Not surprisingly,the EPA is now in the process of being sued for conducting dangerous experiments on human guinea pigs. The courts will decide whether or not serious laws and practices were violated, including the international Nuremberg...
  • Warrant: Suspect In [UNC] Pit Attack Was Disappointed With Outcome

    03/07/2006 3:26:55 PM PST · by southernnorthcarolina · 31 replies · 862+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | March 7, 2006
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A man who admits that he intentionally plowed into nine people on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus last week told authorities he was disappointed that more people were not around when he carried out the alleged attack. In a search warrant released Tuesday, Mohammed Taheri-azar told authorities that for two years, he had been thinking about some type of attack because "the United States government had been killing his people across the sea." Taheri-azar told authorities he had been carefully planning the attack for two months and had rented the Jeep Cherokee in which he drove on...
  • The anthrax killings: A troubled mind

    05/28/2011 10:49:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 29 May 2011 | David Willman
    He roamed the University of Cincinnati campus with a loaded gun. When his rage overflowed, the brainy microbiology major would open fire inside empty buildings, visualizing a wall clock or other object as a person who had done him wrong. By the mid-1970s, Bruce Ivins had earned his doctorate and was a promising researcher at the University of North Carolina. By outward appearances, he was a charming eccentric, odd but disarming. Inside, he still smoldered with resentment, and he saw a new outlet for it. Several years earlier, a Cincinnati student had turned him down for a date. He had...
  • UNC promises major changes in wake of academic scandal (new name for Afro-American Studies dept)

    09/02/2012 3:22:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    News Observer ^ | 8/31/12 | Jane Stancill
    UNC promises major changes in wake of academic scandalBy 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...
  • UNC academic scandal: NCAA reportedly finds no rules broken

    08/31/2012 9:37:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | August 31, 2012 | Staff
    The NCAA has found that no rules were broken in the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina that reportedly involved football players taking no-show classes in the school’s African and Afro-American Studies department, according to a statement from the university.
  • UNC to begin academic probe

    08/16/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    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.
  • UNC report reveals widespread problems in Afro-Studies department

    05/04/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    WRAL ^ | 5/4/2012 | Aaron Schoonmaker
    A nine-month internal investigation into the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed unauthorized grades, forged signatures and other irregularities according to a 10-page report released Friday. ... According to the report, which covered courses from the start of the summer session in 2007 to the end of the summer session in 2011, at least 45 courses taught by Nyang’oro were “found to be aberrant” – or atypical. The courses have evidence of work and grades, but no indication that a professor taught or communicated with the students or even reviewed...
  • UNC Charlotte SWAT team – An asset we hope to never use

    02/03/2012 11:22:02 AM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    Nineronline.com ^ | October 23, 2011 | Lauren Dunn
    College students were glued to their television sets on April 16, 2007 when news broke of the Virginia Tech shootings. And with a tragedy that hits to close to home, we think, “Was there anything we could have done to stop this?” Well, no.  But, there are ways that we can help to prepare for future situations and maybe even save a few lives.At UNC Charlotte, the Campus Police and Public Safety Department are taking measuring to make sure their squad is prepared to match any dangerous encounters on its campus.  So, in 2010 the first UNC Charlotte Special Weapons...
  • Carson asked Lovette to pray with her

    12/13/2011 8:46:26 PM PST · by clawhammer · 7 replies
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | 12/13/2011 | BETH VELLIQUETTE
    Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. told a longtime friend that Eve Carson begged for her life and asked Lovette to pray with her just before he shot her five times with a handgun, according to the testimony of the friend Tuesday in Orange County Criminal Superior Court. Read more: The Herald-Sun - Carson asked Lovette to pray with her
  • Lacrosse shot of the year! (Vanity)

    05/15/2011 1:20:36 PM PDT · by MarkL · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/15/2011 | Me
    Finally a story posted about Lacrosse that had nothing to do with death, arrests, or rape! With Stony Brook's loss last week to Hartford, I wasn't too interested in who would win the NCAA LAX championship. As I was watching the quarter-final game between Maryland and UNC, there was a play that was just unbelievable. I was wondering what the heck was going on. Everybody was fooled, including the cameramen.
  • Police determine false report in assault case, will not report it as a hate crime (UNC)

    04/12/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT · by Ralph the Hun · 7 replies
    Daily Tar Heel (UNC student newspaper) ^ | 4/12/2011 | C. Ryan Barber
    The Department of Public Safety has determined that the alleged aggravated assault reported to campus Monday did not occur, officials said. Quinn Matney, a freshman, said Monday that a man grabbed his wrist and burned him early in the morning April 4 on the Craige Residence Hall footbridge. Because his report was found to be false, the University will not report it as a hate crime, officials said. Officials have declined to comment on the motive behind Matney’s false account. In an email, UNC spokesman Mike McFarland said charges could be pending for Matney. “The only other thing I can...
  • Man behind proposed ground zero mosque speaks at UNC

    03/17/2011 4:22:36 AM PDT · by NCjim · 18 replies
    WRAL ^ | March 16, 2011
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — The man behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero in New York spoke at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday night. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf delivered the 2011 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship. During the lecture, he talked about the importance of Americans engaging with the Muslim community. He said the mosque is one way to help do that. "I'm committed to bridging relations between the country that I love and the religion that I love," Abdul Rauf said in front of a packed auditorium. Abdul Rauf, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was...
  • Shut down a UNC campus? (BONUS COVERAGE - Erskine Bowles: Social Security’s Enemy No. 1?)

    11/05/2010 9:52:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 11/04/10 | Eric Ferreri
    Shut down a UNC campus?By Eric Ferreri - Staff writer Modified Thu, Nov 04, 2010 02:50 PM File this under "Worst Case Scenario." UNC President Erskine Bowles is broaching something many would surely view unthinkable: If budget cuts continue at higher levels than now anticipated, might an entire public university campus be shut down? "If you have 20 percent budget cuts, you'll have to think about closing down campuses," Bowles told members of the UNC system's Board of Governors today. "Period." That was the second time this morning Bowles broached that notion - an extreme one, no doubt, but one...
  • Confessions of an [NFL] agent (The best piece of sports investigative reporting this year)

    10/12/2010 2:19:40 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 84 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 10/18/10 | George Dohrmann
    I will never forget the first time I paid a player. There are moments you will always remember, like your first kiss or your first home run or the day you met your wife. For me, the first time I broke an NCAA rule to try to land a client is just as indelible. It was before the 1990 football season, and I flew from Los Angeles to Denver and drove to the University of Colorado to try to meet with Kanavis McGhee. He was a big, pass-rushing linebacker who was expected to be a high pick in the 1991...
  • Choosing Life & Losing Choice

    08/31/2010 9:58:29 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 31, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The University of North Carolina has concocted a compromise on its abortion coverage that illustrates who all such gestures leave pro-lifers compromised. “Starting this school year, University of North Carolina students will be required to purchase a private insurance plan or enroll in a campus plan that includes abortion coverage,” Christopher A. Guzman reported on CNSNews.com. “And while the UNC administration has agreed under pressure from pro-lifers to allow students on the 16 campuses in the UNC system to opt out of the abortion coverage aspect of the campus plan, students who do opt out will pay the same premiums...