Of course they're firing all the crooks and the dishonest people...
UNC has dismissed an academic counselor and is attempting to fire a professor involved in the school's academic fraud scandal, in which athletes and other students were able to take fake classes with the knowledge of faculty members. The school has also accepted the resignation of another faculty member, according to the Associated Press.
School Chancellor Carol Folt said that efforts to terminate philosophy professor Jeanette Boxill began Oct. 22, the same day that former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein released his report into the scandal.You have to hand it to the University of North Carolina. Instead of firing the athletic director or Roy Williams or anybody responsible for telling the athletes to go take fake classes and fake tests, they're going to fire the academic faculty and hope the NCAA doesn't dig any deeper.
"[Boxill was named] in light of the extraordinary circumstances underlying the longstanding and intolerable academic irregularities described in the Wainstein Report, as well as her role as the chair of the faculty council during a period of time covered by the report," said Folt.
Because, well, you know:
Wainstein's report found that the fake classes, offered from 1993 to 2011, enabled 3,100 athletes and other UNC students to earn artificially high grades. The classes were limited to the African studies department, but the report revealed that multiple individuals at UNC were aware of them and did nothing to stop the offerings.I sure hope some of those "multiple individuals" are held accountable for their actions, but I'm not holding my breath.