Businessweek - In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes—and Whistle-Blower

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  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 11:23 a.m.
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    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-27/in-fake-classes-scandal-unc-fails-its-athletes-whistle-blower

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 11:24 a.m.
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    Willingham noticed that some highly recruited revenue-sport athletes lacked basic literacy skills. She won’t discuss individuals by name but will say that beginning in 2003, she taught members of the football and basketball team to sound out multisyllable words and piece together simple sentences. Other athletes who could read somewhat better wanted her help so they could more easily follow sports news online. Willingham says that of the undergraduate sports stars who accepted tutoring—not all did—a number made substantial progress. But the notion that athletes with elementary school skills “would be able to write papers for college classes,” she says, “just made no sense.”

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 11:24 a.m.
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    lol.....poor thing...still reeling from last night, are you, boy?

    nice to see.

    22-2

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 11:25 a.m.
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    A female varsity basketball player showed her a class paper that “was obviously a cut-and-paste job she’d copied from somewhere,” Willingham says. A colleague advised Willingham to allow the young woman to submit the paper for credit, and it received a B. “I came home and told Chuck, but I didn’t stop it,” she says.

  • The Heels Win Again Feb 27, 11:35 a.m.
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    Yawn!!!!!!

  • Psycho-T Feb 27, 11:35 a.m.
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    Willingham has been discredited over and over. Lol! This is priceless and typical of the disgruntled State college fan base! Keep up the good work!

    #karma

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 11:36 a.m.
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    Football players whispered to her about a computer hard drive maintained by the team that contained a bank of term papers. Athletes slightly altered and submitted the inventoried papers for course credit. “There’s no way the professors could not have noticed the same papers coming in from athletes,” she says.

  • ClassyChapel Feb 27, 11:46 a.m.
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    BAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

  • douggie64 says flaggers are cowa Feb 27, 11:48 a.m.
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    LOL....Dr. pwn apparently doesn't get out of the basement very often. Care to read the TRUTH penned by the current athletic academic adviser at UNC? :

    http://coachingthemind.blogspot.com/2014/02/truth-and-literacy-at-unc.html

    Care to hear the real TRUTH, about inaccurate stats used and rogue "whistle blowing" that is now shown to be extremely inaccurate??

    Or is this just Dan Kane in disguise??

    This just in, both Princeton Review and Kiplingers just named UNC the #1 public university in the nation AGAIN! And again, ncsu not mentioned in either.

    Have fun with that, dr. wolfpup!

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 11:50 a.m.
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    “We put athletes in the paper classes specifically because they didn’t meet,” Willingham says. “Any kind of paper got an A or a B grade. It wasn’t clear whether anyone was even reading the papers.”

  • WolfPackFanInDaHouse Feb 27, 11:51 a.m.
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    Willingham has been discredited over and over. Lol! This is priceless and typical of the... View More

    — Posted by Psycho-T

    Lol
    This poor pansy thinks that "BusinessWeek" is a "State fan".

    LMBAO.....

    I'm embarrassed for the poor pansy.

    #NationalLaughingstock
    #Again

    :)

  • KT donated a coloring book to ke Feb 27, 11:52 a.m.
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    Is it Friday yet?

  • WolfPackFanInDaHouse Feb 27, 11:53 a.m.
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    LOL....Dr. pwn apparently doesn't get out of the basement very often. Care to read the TRUTH... View More

    — Posted by douggie64 says flaggers are cowa

    Lol
    Write a letter to BusinessWeek, pansy... They're the source of THIS story and your ire.

    Chin up, princess!

    :)

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 11:57 a.m.
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    the poor dr....the loss last night has left him reeling...one would think the boy would be used to it by now...not like he hasn't had practice.

    22-2

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 11:58 a.m.
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    Of the 183 students, 45 (about 24 percent) had UNC GPAs under 2.0, thus putting them at risk of academic disqualification. Ninety-four of the 183 students, over half, had GPAs under 2.3. Keep in mind that the bogus system of eligibility—UNC’s paper class system—was assisting these players to stay on the court/field.”

  • dooksucks001 Feb 27, 11:58 a.m.
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    It looks like the Dr. needs a Dr. to remove the giant sized UNC foot from his rear after last night.

    The article is as much a fantasy as NC State ever winning another national title in basketball.

    :-)

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 11:59 a.m.
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    Nyang’oro faces as many as 30 months in prison on the charge of obtaining property by false pretenses. His attorney, Bill Thomas, of Durham, N.C., told reporters that Nyang’oro is innocent and has no intention of taking the fall. “There’s been one side of this story that has been put forth in the press,” Thomas said, “but he’s going to have an opportunity to present his side.” Thomas declined to comment for this article, but his meaning was clear: Nyang’oro is threatening to identify others at UNC who knew about his paper courses.

  • KT donated a coloring book to ke Feb 27, 11:59 a.m.
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    the poor dr....the loss last night has left him reeling...one would think the boy would be used... View More

    — Posted by sheisacoward

    So him posting a businessweek article means he is reeling? Sorry if you don't like what they have to say, but you can't shoot the messenger here.....or in your case, challenge him to a fight.

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 12:09 p.m.
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    the poor dr....the loss last night has left him reeling...one would think the boy would be used... View More

    — Posted by sheisacoward

    So him posting a businessweek article means he is reeling? Sorry if you don't like what they... View More

    — Posted by KT donated a coloring book to ke

    but i can laugh at him...and you....just like i'm doing......clinging on to any thing to make you feel better....awesome.

    sorry if that bothers you, but i'm enjoying it, boy.

    22-2.

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 12:11 p.m.
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    The impulse to kill the messenger hasn’t receded, however. During his visit to New York, Dean said of Willingham: “She’s said our students can’t read, our athletes can’t read, and that’s a lie.”

    Dean grossly distorted Willingham’s statements. What she’s said is that 18 out of the 183 special admit athletes whose records she assessed read at roughly a third-grade level. An additional 110 of the athletes, she said, read at between fourth- and eighth-grade levels. She never said that most, let alone all, of the 800 athletes at UNC are illiterate, and she said nothing at all about the other 18,000 undergraduates.

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 12:18 p.m.
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    “Let’s say my data are off a little bit,” she said. “I don’t think they are, but let’s say they are. Set aside the data. Forget about it. The paper classes were still fake, and they existed to keep athletes eligible.”

  • unc70 Feb 27, 12:30 p.m.
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    The impulse to kill the messenger hasn’t receded, however. During his visit to New York, Dean s... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    The assessment that Dean distorted Willingham's statement is an opinion, one not supported by any facts.

    This article continues to make claims about her "masters research". Her so-called research had nothing to do with her UNC-G online MLA degree. All Willingham did was "filch" sub-tests of a tool that was given to identify learning disabilities like dyslexia. Her summary would take about five minutes for someone who had physical access to the rest results. The article discusses how she has statistical or research training, just an LD certificate. She is even backing away from her own findings:

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 12:34 p.m.
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    I’ve sat with these kids,” Willingham continued, referring to heavily recruited athletes. “Some of them can barely read. We have to meet them where they’re at and teach them to read.” That’ll be tough to do, however, while they’re also attending college classes and playing Division I basketball or football.

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 12:37 p.m.
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    I’ve sat with these kids,” Willingham continued, referring to heavily recruited athletes.... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    i love that quote from her...she was so concerned about the "kids" that was secretly feeding info to Dan Kane and other media sources.....now those "kids" are subjected to taunts by fans.....tainted with a broad brush as all being "elementary level".....

    would hate to see how she would have behaved if she wasn't concerned about the kids.

  • unc70 Feb 27, 12:37 p.m.
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    “Let’s say my data are off a little bit,” she said. “I don’t think they are, but... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    That is Willingham backing away from her "research". BTW her version of the paper classes has been changing a lot over the past year.

  • unc70 Feb 27, 12:39 p.m.
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    The impulse to kill the messenger hasn’t receded, however. During his visit to New York, Dean s... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    The assessment that Dean distorted Willingham's statement is an opinion, one not supported by... View More

    — Posted by unc70

    Should have said NO statistical training

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 12:39 p.m.
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    The impulse to kill the messenger hasn’t receded, however. During his visit to New York, Dean s... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    The assessment that Dean distorted Willingham's statement is an opinion, one not supported by... View More

    — Posted by unc70

    i do enjoy reading dan kane's fawning over her because she has a master's and did a thesis....therefore, she must know what she is doing..

    lol

  • unc70 Feb 27, 12:41 p.m.
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    P.S. I really hate the new forum system. Nearly impossible to use from a smartphone

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 12:41 p.m.
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    I was part of something that I came to be ashamed of,” says Willingham. “We weren’t serving the kids. We weren’t educating them properly. We were pushing them toward graduation, and that’s not the same as giving them an education.”

  • unc70 Feb 27, 12:43 p.m.
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    The impulse to kill the messenger hasn’t receded, however. During his visit to New York, Dean s... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    The assessment that Dean distorted Willingham's statement is an opinion, one not supported by... View More

    — Posted by unc70

    i do enjoy reading dan kane's fawning over her because she has a master's and did a... View More

    — Posted by sheisacoward

    I am so glad she is not a Carolina alum.

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 12:47 p.m.
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    After Dean’s presentation elicited applause, Frank Baumgartner, a political science professor, got to his feet. He mused aloud about the university’s focusing on Willingham as a form of coverup. “President Nixon went down for denial,” he told his colleagues. In an interview later, he elaborated: “What I heard was stonewalling,” he said. “The university is trying to distract us by going after Mary Willingham when there are much bigger issues here about sports and academics

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 12:54 p.m.
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    poor dr.....quoting an article in order to hide his hurt about the game last night.....

    the poor little boy.

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 1:19 p.m.
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    If you have an issue with anything that's been posted, please grab a tissue and direct your comments to Mr. Paul M. Barrett. Everything I posted here was lifted directly out of his article and I assure you that he'd love to hear from his fans and discuss his facts.

    pbarrett17@bloomberg.net

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 1:21 p.m.
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    An Orange County (N.C.) grand jury accused the 59-year-old scholar of fraudulently accepting payment for a class he did not teach in the summer of 2011. Eighteen of the 19 students enrolled in AFAM 280: Blacks in North Carolina were members of the Tar Heel football team; the 19th was a former player.

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 1:26 p.m.
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    If you have an issue with anything that's been posted, please grab a tissue and direct your... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    no issue...just another one-sided article that the losing wulfies cling to.....it helps make them feel better about the second rate university they attend and the losing sports program they support.

    if that upsets you, write kay.yow@ncsu.edu

  • seedofdoubt Feb 27, 1:27 p.m.
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    Well done, DR. Posting nothing but snippets, all the while allowing the Irks to yammer on and on at...well nothing or no one. Your interesting and well designed silence during the entire process was fun to follow. I guess I should read the link you provided, but somehow it will most likely be less entertaining without the various "weak" replies posted on this thread between select points made in the article. Again. Well Done!

  • 903 Hail Providence Feb 27, 1:35 p.m.
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    If you have an issue with anything that's been posted, please grab a tissue and direct your... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    no issue...just another one-sided article that the losing wulfies cling to.....it helps make... View More

    — Posted by sheisacoward

    So you're discrediting the whole article? Just because it's anti-UNC?

    Write the author and challenge to meet with him in person so he can say everything he said to your face...

  • KT donated a coloring book to ke Feb 27, 1:39 p.m.
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    P.S. I really hate the new forum system. Nearly impossible to use from a smartphone

    — Posted by unc70

    Agreed

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  • WolfPackFanInDaHouse Feb 27, 2:08 p.m.
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    If you have an issue with anything that's been posted, please grab a tissue and direct your... View More

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    Lol
    Ie-
    Dear Pansy Nation:
    Write a letter.
    Sincerely,
    NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

    :)

  • WolfPackFanInDaHouse Feb 27, 2:11 p.m.
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    Wow!!! Fat mark's in full on meltdown mode....!!

    This is fun to watch.....

    So much for "celebrating the win over your non rival".....

    LMBAO!
    #AnotherDayInParadise
    #NationalLaughingStock
    #"F"

    :)

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 2:12 p.m.
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    Well done, DR. Posting nothing but snippets, all the while allowing the Irks to yammer on and... View More

    — Posted by seedofdoubt

    lol...the dr has a fan....isnt that sweet.

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    marcus says what?

    22-2

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    marcus says what?

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    — Posted by sheisacoward

    :-)

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    marcus says what?

    22-2

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    :-)

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    :-)
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  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 2:49 p.m.
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    If you have an issue with anything that's been posted, please grab a tissue and direct your... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    no issue...just another one-sided article that the losing wulfies cling to.....it helps make... View More

    — Posted by sheisacoward

    Wow.

    Nothing like trolling State fans about our deceased women's basketball coach who lost her battle with cancer. You truly live out your identity on here, don't you? SMH

    Unbelievable.

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