Stemming from the recent break-in at the UNC Honor Court, this recent piece from reese campus talks about the break-inÂ suspect and fills in some details about the alleged crime.
Perhaps more interesting in the linked articleÂ is the discussion of additional apparentÂ irregularities in the Honor Court’s treatment of UNC-CH athletes.Â Read closely and you might see the phrase “male starting basketball player.”Â Here are some interesting passages from the reese campus piece:
Even before it was discovered that the UNC-Chapel Hill Honor Court had overlooked a case of blatant plagiarism in a paper by UNC football player Michael McAdoo, many faculty members were dissatisfied with how the University handles academic infractions. Now, Chancellor Holden Thorp wants a faculty committee to review the honor system.
But this isnâ€™t the first time that the Honor Court has come under fire. During the spring of 2010, the Universityâ€™s Educational Policy Committee conducted a survey on faculty opinions of the Honor Court, receiving 577 responses from faculty members, lecturers and teaching assistants.
Many of those surveyed said the system is functioning well.
But in anonymous comments, other instructors expressed concern over the special treatment the University seemed to be giving student-athletes.
â€œThe evidence of cheating could not have been more obvious, and the excuse given was completely implausible,â€ reads one comment. â€œAlso, this case dealt with a student-athlete, and I found the interventions from the athletics department asking that the case not be brought before the Honor Court unethical.â€
One respondent suggested that high-profile student-athletes appeared to have ghost writers for their essays.
Another comment read: â€œ(W)henÂ I turned in two different people on the very same day for violations committed in the very same class, the case of one was resolved fairly quickly and I was told what the sanctions were. The other case, that of a male starting basketball player, somehow â€“ gosh I wonder how that happened? â€“ was not resolved for months, not until after tournament season was over.â€
The part I have bolded sounds vaguely important, don’t you agree?Â I thought this was only about football.