WASHINGTON — Apparently, the likes of Jeremy Lin (an Asian-American NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers) may have a tougher time to get into Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The Washington Free Beacon reported a lawsuit has been filed against Harvard and UNC for having discriminatory affirmative action […]
The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans. Image: Shutterstock The post Two Lawsuits Represent First Wave of Fresh Attacks on Affirmative Action appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are facing lawsuits over their race-based admissions schemes, which hold Asian and white students to higher standards because of their skin color. The lawsuits were...Show More Summary
SCOTUSblog explains:“Given what is occurring at Harvard and at other schools,” the lawsuit filed in Boston argued, “the proper response is the outright prohibition of racial preferences in university admissions — period. Allowing this...Show More Summary
As a proud North Carolina liberal with a degree from the University of North Carolina, last week wasn't pleasant. I watched our Democratic senator loose to a Republican and witnessed my alma mater relinquish a piece of its stellar reputation. Show More Summary
The University of North Carolina received a major boost for the class of 2015 by getting a commitment from defensive end Jalen Dalton. It shouldn't take long for the edge-rusher to make an impact for the Tar Heels once he arrives onShow More Summary
"If y'all came here for an education, you should have gone to Harvard." Tydreke Powell maintains that his former football coach Butch Davis said this to him when he entered the University of North Carolina. Powell, who called in to Greensboro,...Show More Summary
The University of North Carolina is continuing to deal with the fallout from a bombshell report that laid out an academic scandal that spanned nearly two decades and affected thousands of student-athletes. The Washington Post’s Chuck Culpepper wrote about the report when it first broke in October: An eight-month probe has estimated that the ‘shadow curriculum’ that existed […]
Many critics who are against the idea of paying collegiate athletes argue that athletes are compensated with an education and a degree. However, former University of North Carolina defensive lineman Michael McAdoo doesn't think that's enough—at least following the recent scandal involving the Tar Heels. Tom Foreman Jr. Show More Summary
A former University of North Carolina football player has sued the university over an 18-year academic scandal that kept athletes eligible to play sports by taking classes that never met. Mike McAdoo was a football player who lost his...Show More Summary
The University of North Carolina has acknowledged that a vast scheme of fake classes operated at the school for nearly two decades.
Researchers from Northeastern University's Marine Science Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that moderate ocean acidification and warming can actually enhance the growth rate of one reef-??building coral species. Show More Summary
Don't Use the UNC Scandal to Attack Black and Ethnic Studies by Mark Naison | With a Brooklyn Accent The corruption of the African American Studies Department at the University of North Carolina should not be treated as an invitation to attack the legitimacy of Black Studies and Ethnic Studies departments at American Universities. Show More Summary
In the war against Ebola one important hurdle has just been cleared – by a mouse. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues have developed the first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience. Show More Summary
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Wednesday that students will now be prohibited from school-related travel to three West African countries due to concerns about the Ebola outbreak. Faculty and staff will have to seek advance approval to travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and...
It would not be a huge stretch to say that University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill professor Jan Boxill wrote the book on sports ethics. Boxill — a philosophy professor who until recently served as the director of the UNC Parr Center for Ethics — is currently working on a manuscript titled "Front Porch Ethics," dealing with ethics in sports. Show More Summary
Categories: Quickies The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete – The numbers alone are surprising. At the University of North Carolina, more than 3,100 students, many of whom were... (Read more...)
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: President of Macalester College Calls for University of North Carolina to Lose its Accreditation Over Academic Fraud Scandal. Related: Did Wainstein Report Whitewash High-Level Culprits In UNC Cheating Scandal? It kinda looks that way.
Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: UNC-Chapel Hill Should Lose Accreditation, by Brian Rosenberg (President, Macalester College): The revelations from the report on the academic-fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been startling: More than 3,000 students over a period of 18 years were awarded grades...
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