Your paper has published numerous letters discussing the firing of UNC president Tom Ross. The one letter I have not read is the one asking why Ross did nothing to stop the teaching of the fake classes for athletes at the heart of the UNC academic scandal.
If it is said that Ross simply did not know about the fake classes, then that proves he has not been a good president. It is his job to know what is going on at UNC.
While presidents of large organizations cannot be aware of every day-to-day activity, they are ultimately responsible for everything that does happen on their watch.
The UNC academic scandal was going on for many years before Ross arrived, but it continued for three years after he became president.
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If a university loses its academic credibility then it ceases to have a reason to exist. The UNC academic scandal has arguably done more damage to UNC’s reputation than any event in the school’s history. This fact alone is sufficient reason to fire Ross.
Robert A. Tickle, Youngsville