Students, faculty defend AFAM dept.

By Abraham Jaroszewski

As part of a series of scandals that have plagued the university, the African and Afro-American studies department was the first to affect U-N-C’s academic credibility as an institution.

After people discovered that certain classes in the department were filled with student athletes who weren’t meeting for class regularly, the backlash was intense. Some community members suggested the department be disbanded. In response, other student and faculty leaders have begun speaking out in defense of the department. Abraham Jaroszewski reports.

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