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UNC Scandal Starts to Resemble Watergate

The famous question during the Watergate hearings was “What did the president know and when did he know it?” In this new SeeThru.edu post, Jay Schalin puts the same question to the UNC administration with regard to its handling of the boiling scandal over student athletes.

Just as the cover-up proved to be much worse than the crime in Watergate, so too with UNC. Rather than coming clean, the administration tried to discredit the researcher, Mary Willingham, who brought to light the severe academic deficiencies of many of the athletes. That has backfired. What next?

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

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