Mary Willingham http://wunc.org en UNC 'Whistleblower' Resigns, What She's Saying Now http://wunc.org/post/unc-whistleblower-resigns-what-shes-saying-now <p></p><p>The reading specialist <a href="http://wunc.org/post/whistleblower-calls-reform-educating-athletes-unc">who questioned</a> the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.&nbsp;</p><p>Mary Willingham confirmed her decision to WUNC after a closed-door meeting with UNC Chancellor Carol Folt.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:31:10 +0000 Carol Jackson & Associated Press 34220 at http://wunc.org UNC 'Whistleblower' Resigns, What She's Saying Now UNC: Report Discredits Willingham Findings http://wunc.org/post/unc-report-discredits-willingham-findings <p>An independent review is discrediting the findings of a whistleblower at UNC-Chapel Hill.</p><p>Mary Willingham is an academic advisor at UNC-Chapel Hill who first blew the whistle on no-show classes two years ago. More recently she claimed that one-fourth of all Carolina athletes were reading at our below a fourth-grade level.</p><p>UNC-Chapel Hill officials disputed the methods she used in making that assertion. The school hired three professors at other institutions to review Willingham’s data.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:03:57 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 33670 at http://wunc.org UNC: Report Discredits Willingham Findings Whistleblower Calls For Reform In Educating Athletes At UNC http://wunc.org/post/whistleblower-calls-reform-educating-athletes-unc <p></p><p></p><p>Mary&nbsp;Willingham&nbsp;is a polarizing name in Chapel Hill these days. The academic advisor at UNC says a majority of football and men’s basketball players are woefully&nbsp;underprepared&nbsp;for the college classroom. University administrators dispute those claims. As the credibility of&nbsp;Willingham’s&nbsp;findings has been called into question, she’s asking how universities can better educate these young men.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:28:27 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 29813 at http://wunc.org Whistleblower Calls For Reform In Educating Athletes At UNC