Letters to the Editor

Ed Bristol: Corruption for money

Regarding the Oct. 23 news article “ Fake-class scheme aided UNC players’ eligibility”: UNC’s multi-layered response to the academic controversy offers hope for correcting what went wrong.

A simple formula to guide reform: Admit students on the basis of academic aptitude – period. Admit them for the purpose of educating them – period. Every student admitted who isn’t qualified denies that opportunity to someone who is.

Some at my alma mater and too many other institutions have made a Faustian pact: Will corrupt our mission for millions in sports revenue.

Ed Bristol