Adrianne’s and my good friend, our former employer, noted publishing mogul, and erstwhile Congressional candidate Bernie Reeves writes a monthly column he smilingly calls “My Usual Charming Self.”
You may or may not have heard about the burgeoning scandal at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) inside its African and African-American Studies Department. According to one summary, “It appears that UNC-CH professor Julius Nyang’oro was paid to teach summer school courses in which classes were not held and no supervision took place. The findings of an internal UNC probe released this month found 54 classes within the department in which there was little or no indication of instruction. The review also found at least 10 cases of unauthorized grade changes involving students who did not complete their work.”
Bernie has devoted his most recent column to putting this scandal into the larger context of the shift in philosophy regarding and priorities in higher education trends over the last 50 years.