More hilarity from schlock jock school the University of North Carolina, where – with no doubt the same awareness Donna Shalala had of Nevin Shapiro – the university’s president has allowed an entire department to sink into depravity.

The chair of the department – now removed from his position (expect a lawsuit, UNC) – reportedly let a freshman in need of remedial help with his writing take one of the chair’s upper-level courses the summer before the freshman began at the university. Getting a jump on those pesky bogus courses! Bravo!

The chair also earns his close to $200,000 salary by overlooking plagiarism and stuff like that. Read all about it.

Big-time athletics makes a sick joke of academic integrity is an abstraction. It’s important to know the details of systemic sports corruption at some of our once-respectable universities. It almost always involves a group of academic insiders – especially professors – implementing a very conscious policy, in cooperation with the athletics department, of grade and course selling.

Selling? Yes. Think of the money these sports factories have on the line. There are very high rewards for professors willing to play ball.


Background on the sports agent teaching a UNC course here.

More here.

Trackback URL for this post:

One Response to ““Nyang’oro reportedly hired Carl Carey Jr. to teach a course this summer without telling [Dean Karen] Gil that Carey is a sports agent.””

  1. University Diaries » Reverse Transcriptase at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Says:

    […] – agent and counselor? Well, hold on to your hat, because that number is three: Carey also taught at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill! [AF/AM department chair Julius] Nyang’oro reportedly hired Carl Carey Jr. to teach a course this […]

Comment on this Entry

Latest UD posts at IHE