Community Forum: The Making of "Cheated"
November 17 (7:30pm)
Tom Smith Auditorium
Category: Special Events
Join us at the Catawba College Community Forum on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall for an examination of the troubled relationship between academics and major college athletics today. Admission, as always, is free.
When Cheated hit the shelves last March, the revelations in the book sent many current and former students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill into a crisis of confidence. What on earth had happened to the great university in which alumni had once held such pride?
At the next Catawba College Community Forum, authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham will talk about how an entrenched culture of “duplicitous boosterism” brought two very different people from different sectors of the UNC campus to produce a scathing exposé of the scandal. The desire to shelter athletic programs from careful scrutiny, they will argue, has corrupted university processes and, to a certain degree, the educational missions of all schools with big-time athletics.