WRAL recently made available this email, sent from UNC Kenan Professor of Medicine David Clemmons to Holden Thorp on September 3rd. The entire thing is a MUST READ. WRAL now has a searchable database of UNC emails up and ready for action. I would invite readers to do some researching and report back any fun stuff you find.
The time frame of these allegations in the 9/3 email is uncertain (the professor says the football team has been a problem since the day he arrived at UNC 31 years ago), but among the accusations made by professor Clemmons in the email:
* Grade-changing for UNC football players
* Cheating by UNC football players
* UNC professors who gave UNC football players passing grades getting free plane rides to games
* Two UNC football players had a combined SAT score under 1000
I have been wondering since this thing began if there were any adults in Chapel Hill. Apparently there are some! It is good to know that not everybody over there has been drinking the Butch Kool Aid. Notice how Thorp replies and expresses concern and promises to get right on it. Hilarious!
After mentioning the “free agent party,” the professor closes the email with this (remember this was written on 9/3):
If there is no evidence that either Dick Baddour or coach Davis did anything substantive prospectively to prevent this then there is only one decision that will clear the air and restore some measure of respect which this University truly deserves.