Just a little icing on the cake for the chair of African and Afro-American Studies at once-respectable University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. $12,000 for teaching a summer course that didn’t exist … A summer course for UNC athletes …

UD likes the way the campus paper puts it:

… Julius Nyang’oro has been indicted by a grand jury after a year-and-a-half-long State Bureau of Investigation probe found that he allegedly received $12,000 for teaching a class he never taught.

Yes, someone’s finally gotten around to indicting the guy for teaching a class he never taught. What can Chapel Hill say? The latest chancellor (last one resigned in disgrace) insists everything’s hunky-dory now and they’re back to being a real live university, but it sort of goes beyond embarrassing when a highly compensated chair of a high-profile department might go to jail for obtaining property by false pretenses.

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This article lists all the current sports scandals at clown-school UNC.

Clown-school seem a little over the top? The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill offered “more than 200 confirmed or suspected no-show classes going as far back as the mid-1990s, plus more than 500 grade changes that are either confirmed or suspected to be unauthorized.”

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Put Nyang’oro in my search engine for a walk down memory lane.

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5 Responses to “That’s $12,000 on top of Nyang’oro’s almost $200,000 salary.”

  1. charlie Says:

    If you already have a undergrad degree, UNC won’t allow you to return to get another one. Ignoring the irony of previous university propaganda of people needing to upgrade skills in an evolving economy, why would UNC create such a policy? Could it be that a 42 year old would recognize a clown college when seen, and say WTF are you doing with my money? Would adults, who are finished with the laid, loaded and drunk portion of their lives, demand an end to administrative corruption? Probably…

  2. theprofessor Says:

    I knew that you would be on this, UD!

    I almost feel sorry for this jock sniffer–the UNC admin scampered for the hills and hung him out to dry. There can be little doubt that many athletic and non-athletic administrators knew exactly what was going on. One wonders whether Nyang’oro is being offered a deal to spill it all.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: Yes – I figure he’s being offered a deal – or in some way pressured – by the state, and that UNC must be extremely nervous/unhappy about what he might spill, since you and I can’t be the only people who assume athletics-generated corruption is/was endemic there.

    But if Nyang’oro spills it all, does he put in jeopardy his excellent retirement package? I may be recalling wrong, but I think he was given a lot of money to go away, and there must have been restrictions placed on what he could say/do about the scandal in order for him to get the package…

    All of this is madly speculative, of course.

  4. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    Interesting point but such an agreement could not be enforced if to do so would cover up a crime. Incompetence? Yes. Crime? No.

  5. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Thanks, Van. I didn’t know about that.

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