How big-time sports corrupts academic freedom

This WSJ op-ed is about UNC, not UO:

It would be hard to imagine a more demoralizing example of the tail wagging the dog. UNC is a “public ivy.” Its faculty win Nobel, Pulitzer and Guggenheim awards. Since 1987, UNC ranks first among public universities in competitions for Rhodes scholarships. Chapel Hill is not the typical football factory. Yet UNC’s leaders were willing to carry water for the athletic department—even in the wake of an enormous athletic scandal. They were also willing to limit what their students could learn, threaten the academic freedom of a tenured professor, use intimidation tactics against a distinguished department, and risk the reputation of the university.

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One Response to How big-time sports corrupts academic freedom

  1. PollyAnna says:

    What happened at UNC could NEVER happen here. We enjoy are a tolerant community, one that respects diverse opinions even when it comes to grading and attendance.

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