Education
5:05 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Thorp Discusses Resignation, Legacy

Holden Thorp has resigned as the chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill. His four-year tenure was marked by historic budget cuts and significant accomplishments in research and student achievement. But it will likely be the three scandals that occurred on his watch that will be most prominent in his legacy.

They involved academic integrity issues in the football program and the African-American studies department. And just last week, Thorp accepted the resignation of the school’s top fundraiser for using university funds for personal travel.

Thorp sat down earlier today with WUNC Reporter Dave DeWitt, and Thorp started by answering a simple question: Why resign now?

[Listen to interview at link above]