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The UNC Football Scandal: Is Holden Thorp like Henry VIII?

The big story in North Carolina last week was the firing of UNC head football coach Butch Davis by Chancellor Holden Thorp. It all revolves around one player’s having plagiarized a paper. In today’s Pope Center piece, Jane Shaw asks some embarrassing questions and ponders the parallel between this event and the conflict between Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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