U.N.C. Investigation Reveals Athletes Took Fake Classes. (The New York Times, 10/24/2014)
The article shares this example from September 2008.
Academic counselor for the women’s basketball team Jan Boxill sends department administrator Deborah Crowder a paper to be graded.Ms. Crowder responds via email: “Did you say a D will do? I’m only asking because 1, no sources, 2, it has absolutely nothing to do with the assignments for that class and 3. it seems to me to be a recycled paper.”Ms. Boxill replies: “Yes, a D will be fine; that’s all she needs."
Irony of ironies.
The Times article notes that Jan Boxill is currently the director of the university's Parr Center for Ethics. She is not, however, currently listed on the staff webpage.
Meet Interim Director Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, who, if the Parr Center's mission statement is any indication, will be a busy man for awhile.
Last month Boxill was named the 2015 Warren Fraleigh distinguished scholar by the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. As far as I can tell, there's been no official word yet on whether this honor has been rescinded, but if you find Jan Boxill's name anywhere on the IAPS website, please let me know.
The Daily Tarheel describes the campus shock.