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Education

November 22, 2014

"The Intersection of Race, Sports & Money: 'C'mon Man'"

Everett Glenn, "Pioneer in professional athlete representation," argues that Ol' Roy had to knowabout the goings-on at UNC-Chapel Hill. (Dang gummit!)

Related: "Bob Smizik: How best to punish UNC".

November 20, 2014

"The 25 Most Educated Cities In America"

Raleigh NC ranks second. (Second only to the People's Republic of Ann Arbor.)

November 19, 2014

"Safety Schools, Ranked"

My alma mater, George Washington, is #4. I'm so proud.

November 18, 2014

"The 10 Easiest Classes for North Carolina Athletes"

Sample:

History of The Triangle Region 215

Requirements: Students will be required to write a 75-page research term paper on the people, economy and culture of the Triangle Region from the 1600s to modern times. Or, for a C-grade, students may draw a triangle or correctly identify a picture of Phil Jackson.

All are good except for the last one, which is a low blow.

November 17, 2014

Genius and . . . not genius

Genius. (Via Instapundit.) Ashe Schow, "A Modest Proposal for Closing the Gender Wage Gap":

And so I humbly present my own proposal for closing the gender wage gap, which I hope will not only solve the problem but also satisfy voices on all sides of the argument. As a society, we must begin telling women what subjects they can major in, what colleges they can attend, and what jobs they can take.

Not genius:

When asked about the accreditation review, UNC Provost Jim Dean told ABC11, "The entire university should not be punished for the academic fraud that went on for nearly 20 years."

"During that period of time that the report represents, we had about 97,000 students and about 3,000 of those students were engaged at the most in this activity," said Dean. "So as bad as it was, to say that it represents the whole university is pretty disingenuous."

I eagerly await the next time a Chapel Hill male student is accused of sexual assault for him to declare, "I've been alive for about 158,000 hours. To take what I did for less than one hour and characterize me as a bad person is disingenuous."

November 11, 2014

"Ex-Tar Heels DL sounds off on UNC academic scandal"

From CBS Sports:

"If you ain't inside of there, you don't know what's going on. But Butch Davis came into a meeting one day and he said 'If y'all came here for an education, you should've went to Harvard,'" Powell told the show's hosts.

(Here's Sports Illustrated's story. Here's Deadspin's.)

Probably the most explosive allegation made by Mr. Powell is that an unspecified "they" told some football players to deliberately do poorly on a test so they could be classified as learning disabled. 

For that and lots more details, see the Pack Pride bulletin board, where the interview was discussed almost in real time. Transcript of Mr. Powell's remarks here (scroll down the page). Loooong thread here

"Freshmen: Here Are the Friends and Values We Want You to Have"

Sounds like another absolutely terrific idea from what we are so pleased to call "higher education".

The chancellor [of the University of Denver], Rebecca Chopp argued, “I don’t think it is enough to leave new relationships to chance. … Let’s cultivate practices in which students make friends not by chance but because we are cultivating friendships around community values.”

See also George Leef's comment, "A Social Engineer’s Work is Never Done".

"UNC, Halloween, and the ‘Professionalism’ Threat to the First Amendment"

More of the strange goings-on at UN-CHeats.

Link via Mike Munger.

November 08, 2014

"Former UNC athlete sues school over academic scandal"

The article mentions that interesting information may be uncovered by an attorney with subpoena power.

November 04, 2014

"UNC students blame capitalism, white supremacy for academic scandal"

Massive fraud, theft of federal and state tax dollars, and a coverup by dozens of people were caused by. . . racism. As usual, I'm not making this up.

Link via Glenn Reynolds, who states, "This is what you get for your money, even at a top-ranked college. Oh, who am I kidding? Especially at a top-ranked college."

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