There are some new developments in the UNC athletic/academic scandal. For one, the administration realized it had put itself out on a limb by attacking critics too harshly (particularly when those critics are likely to be proven correct), and has made some rather tepid admissions of wrong-doing. Also, more people in the know — a reading specialist and a former dean — have come out of the woodwork to back up an academic advisor’s claims that the school is admitting athletes who read at an elementary school level (or worse). More here.
by Jay Schalin