Regarding the Nov. 1 news article “ UNC-CH faculty want to regain trust”: I am a UNC fan and supporter. I think it’s time UNC takes responsibility for its academic failures.
UNC needs to make a public and sincere apology to Mary Willingham. Provost James Dean has failed in his responsibility, as outlined on the university’s website, and needs to be fired. His slanderous attempts to discredit Willingham show he was more concerned with cover-up than learning the truth.
The administration needs to involve the facility committee in all athletic decisions. Professor Harry Watson’s recommendations concerning athletic reform need to be seriously considered.
Chancellor Carol Folt needs to grow a backbone and take control of the entire situation. Lastly, Folt needs to put a muzzle on athletic director Bubba Cunningham after his ridiculous attempt to put a spin on the Wainstein report.
UNC will recover from this whole fiasco, but it will take time. We need to put the “student” back in student-athlete.