Wednesday, January 29, 2014

To laugh or cry...

A well-known University increases its profits by providing an "education" that serves no other purpose but to keep the revenue wheels greased.  I have written about the NCAA previously on this blog.  The Universities of the U.S.A. should be banned from providing athletic talent for professional sports.  The lack of a well-developed market here is causing these absurd distortions.  What a farce.  And, of course, the fact that this University practiced these methods guarantees that its competitors employ similar tactics.

Also note that the University if dealing with these issues during a massive and uncharacteristic snow-storm in the area...literally snowing over this news to some degree.

As the great Lily Tomlin said "No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up"

That painful history consists of the transformation of UNC's former
African and Afro-American Studies Department into a factory churning
out fake grades from phony classes disproportionately attended by
varsity athletes. No one is disputing that anymore. What's still
unclear is the degree to which Chapel Hill's powerful Athletic
Department initiated and/or exploited the fraudulent Afro-Am
department. (It has since been reformed and "rebranded," Dean pointed
out, as African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies.)

In the most important piece of actual news he delivered during his
visit to New York--news that as far as I can tell has not been reported
anywhere else--Dean said he had commissioned an internal study on the
entire history of African and African-American studies at UNC. He said
he's determined to get to the bottom of what forces and personalities
caused the program's ugly corruption. He also vowed to "look at"
whether athletes were "clustering" in other departments and classes
reputed to be the source of easy grades. If these inquiries are
thorough and followed by changes, UNC could go from outlaw to leader
in cleaning up the relationship between Division 1 "revenue sports,"
as they're known, and the provision of real undergraduate education.

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