This afternoon, UNC President Tom Ross and I are announcing an important
step in addressing any questions left unanswered from previous reviews of
course irregularities in our former Department of African and
Afro-American Studies (now African, African-American and Diaspora
Studies). Details will be posted at http://www.unc.edu.
We are retaining an outside attorney to conduct an independent inquiry
based on information newly made available to us. The independent
counselor will have the freedom to ask the tough questions, follow the
facts wherever they lead, and get the job done.
I understand that this has been a troubling and difficult chapter in
Carolina¹s history, and I admire the extent to which the Carolina
community has encouraged me from the start to look inward, to identify
challenges and to take strong actions to address them. Thanks to all of
you who have worked tirelessly toward understanding and resolution.
Carol L. Folt