Regarding the Oct. 23 news article “ Fake-class scheme aided UNC players’ eligibility”: It is amazing what a lazy department chairman, who had no interest in managing, and a compliant secretary can do. The AFAM scandal is truly preposterous in its blatant disregard for academic integrity.
The only thing more incredible about the scandal is the power of media hype to turn the sham classes taken by 50 or 60 students per semester (out of 25,000-plus students on campus) into an event that threatens to seriously impair the reputation and value of degrees held by thousands of graduates.
The two major conspirators go unpunished while a few more newspapers are sold. The only winners are some football players who were given the opportunity to become millionaires.