Saturday, February 21, 2015

What I'd like to see

Tomorrow is the big memorial service for Dean Smith at the Dean Dome.  Here's what I'd like to see:

  1. A discussion of what Dean Smith meant to the university and the community.
  2. Discussion of the shootings of the 3 Islamic students, and how that, combined with the death of Dean, marks a watershed for Chapel Hill
  3. An active admissal of how fucked up the academic-athletic scandal has been and the extent to which it endangers the credibility of the university.
  4. Invocations of Bill Friday and a discussion of how Tom Ross getting forced out of the Chancellorship and the twin threat of Art Pope's ascension threaten UNC to its core.
  5. Some mention of Gene Nichol and the attempt to close the Poverty Center
  6. Carol Folt in the driver's seat, and Roy Williams in a supporting and subsidiary role.

I wouldn't bet on any of this, beyond the first.

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