Can we meet?

You know the old joke about He couldn’t find his butt with both hands, a roadmap, and a flashlight?

Meet Kenneth Wainstein, crack academic fraud investigator.

Don’t go too far out of your way, fella.

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15 responses to “Can we meet?

  1. Bulldog Joe

    The investigator is a UVA guy. I doubt this will end well for UNC.

  2. Former US Justice Department Official … Shouldn’t they have gotten a real investigator? Jan Kemp knows a guy.

  3. Always Someone Else's Fault

    I think he might be referring to the fact that Willingham seems more than willing to jump in front of a camera but less than willing to talk to anyone who would qualify as an investigator.

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    At UGA we’d a just fired her butt. Ask Fred.

  5. HVL Dawg

    I’m following the UNC story pretty closely because my daughter is a student there. I think the school hired a Justice Department investigator because they want criminal action against the 148k a year tenured African Studies prof who was not holding classes. He’s getting full pay right now and I think the school wants him to enjoy that pay while in jail.

    This Willingham woman is now under great scrutiny because she very publicly made damning claims, unfortunately after using questionable methodology. She may be right or wrong, but she used some bad methods and maybe some unethical methods- such as identifying individual students. She will probably lose her right to do research at any accredited university.

    This scandal has cost a lot of people their jobs- including the university president- who couldn’t have found his way to the football stadium without a map.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      I have to ask, HVL, does all this make you question your daughter’s school choice? Make the tuition checks harder to write?

      • HVL Dawg

        No. It’s just a sideshow. UNC’s academic reputation is till greater than.. well you know….besides, its in-state tuition for me.

    • Dog in Fla

      And it confused me so much that I thought Butch Davis was going to be SOD’s replacement coach at Tennessee

    • Normaltown Mike

      Your daughter goes to UNC?

      I’ve always wanted to visit Greeley, what’s it like?

      • HVL Dawg

        Sure. One of my good friends has a daughter attending college in Greeley. It kills me to hear them refer to it as UNC. (University of Northern Colorado)

      • Debby Balcer

        Greeley is a real cow town. My husband hits his Masters through that INC while in the Army.

      • Just spent the last year in Greeley. Even the natives hate it. Usually referred to as “Gree-ality”. Awful town. Here’s the kicker though for this comment thread, I moved there from Chapel Hill.

    • This Willingham woman has gotten death threats and I bet she wishes she had not gotten involved. It is an injustice that we have college athletes reading on a forth grade level even if it is only a small percentage. And you all know this is true.

    • MinnesotaDawg

      I bet he knew his way to the Dean Dome though. It’s the allegations that involve the basketball program that caused the higher ups at UNC to close ranks, cut administrative ties, and hope that the air clears–without actually jeopardizing or implicating their precious basketball program by coming clean. At this point, they’ve well known about this academic fraud (particularly the no-show classes in the African Studies dept.) for years.