A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the UNC Scandal

George Leef

George Leef reviews Cheated, an expose of the recent UNC scandal written by two faculty members. 

Forfeiting Education: Sports and Collegiate Culture

Madison Iszler

The recent college sports scandals at UNC and elsewhere reveal deeper problems in the current culture of higher education.

Core Curricula off the Court

Ashley Chandler

In the midst of March madness, Ashley Chandler finds that six teams in the top 64 represent colleges and universities that provide core curricula.

Special Treatment for Star Football Players

George Leef

In case anyone doubts that it happens, read this piece from the Raleigh News & Observer. Would any other student be allowed to take a dubious 400 level course in his first semester and then take the remedial writing course he needs?

Academic Fraud and Plagiarism Scandal at UNC

George Leef

A UNC football star is embroiled in a case involving fraud and plagiarism. My former Pope Center colleague Jon Sanders has the details here. The most disturbing part of this is the "Aw, let's just forget about it" attitude from top officials.

"The First Book I've Ever Read"...No Comment

Ashley Thorne

A UConn senior, an athlete, reads a book for the first time.

Duke Gang of 88 Member to NEH

George Leef

A Pope Center piece tells of President Obama's appointing Duke professor Cathy Davidson, a "Gang of 88" member who was champing at the bit to have the accused lacrosse players punished for a crime that didn't happen, to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

How Do the Big Football Schools Do Off the Field?

George Leef

In this video, Anne Neal of ACTA discusses how well (or poorly) the schools that took part in the big football bowl games do when it comes to having a good core curriculum. 

Good Sports

Peter Wood

How the college sports industry undermines higher education

Crying Out Loud

Glenn Ricketts

Scholarships for cheerleaders but none for history readers

Olympic Ironies

Ashley Thorne

Perhaps the Olympic spirit reflects good, instinctual, but stifled life principles - rejected especially by higher education. Enjoy it while you can.

How You Play the Game: NCAA Sticks to Academic Standards for Athletes

Ashley Thorne

NAS cheers the NCAA, which doles out rewards and penalties to college athletic teams based on academic performance.