UNC has long publicized itself as the “university of the people”. However, with UNC’s court battles and delays in cooperating with the various NC media groups in releasing documents that are clearly public records, I wonder if the state’s “people” are starting to see the university in a different light:
North Carolina did not fulfill requests Monday for information on its internal investigation into parking tickets for a dozen football players or for football coach Butch Davis’ cell phone records.
UNC’s claim is that all of the issues with the parking tickets were investigated and that there were no issues found in terms of the ownership/registration of the vehicles.
So why the stonewalling? Why is UNC delaying the release of the details of their investigation?
One has to assume that UNC’s investigation was completed months ago since they have been witholding records from the people of North Carolina for almost a year. Also, surely the investigation was thorough and covered all potential violations/ethical issues in relation to the parking ticket and vehicle prongs of the scandal in Chapel Hill.
Why not release the records “of the people” and let us see how deep and thorough this internal “review” was of the parking tickets and vehicles? There can’t be anything they want to hide from the public.
Or maybe the people of NC should just trust them that there is nothing to see here and move along?
The Carolina Way.