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

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  • The Heels Win Again Feb 27, 2014
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  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 2014
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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.

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 2014
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    lol.....poor thing...still reeling from last night, are you, boy?

    nice to see.

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  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 2014
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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.”

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