Pointing to slides projected on a large screen, [the provost], a scholar of organizational behavior, accused [UNC athletics whistleblower Mary] Willingham of making slanderous statements about the academic abilities of Carolina football and basketball players. Her assessments “are virtually meaningless and grossly unfair to our students and the university that admitted them,” he said. “Using this data set to say that our students can’t read is a travesty and unworthy of this university.”

The verdict, recorded on videotape, was swift: The assembled scholars erupted in applause.

“In 25 years of faculty meetings, I’ve never seen anything like it,” [a history professor] said later. “It was a public conviction and an intellectual execution.”

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One Response to “Two Minutes Hate at the University of North Carolina”

  1. JND Says:

    “one of the few signs of social progress coming out of the south”

    Ouch!

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