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(Slate)   UNC student-athlete writes essay that succinctly articulates how college athletes are, in fact, employees   (slate.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Chapel Hill, athlete of the year, students  
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2014-03-28 07:30:18 AM  
Nice headline.  Too bad it's a repeat.
 
2014-03-28 07:32:19 AM  
Truly pathetic.
 
2014-03-28 07:48:49 AM  
I follow some of the athletes from my alma mater on twitter and would not be surprised one bit if they turned in an essay that looked like this.

/should probably unfollow them, but sometimes they post cool game and practice pictures.
 
2014-03-28 08:05:28 AM  
Student athletes.


/That's the joke.
 
2014-03-28 08:14:04 AM  
I bet I can be even more succint.

They perform a service for the schools for which they are compensated.

Sounds like an employee to me.
 
2014-03-28 08:20:54 AM  
What specifically dropped this from an A to an A-?
 
2014-03-28 08:26:35 AM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: What specifically dropped this from an A to an A-?


They spelled their own name wrong?
 
2014-03-28 08:27:53 AM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: What specifically dropped this from an A to an A-?


Roy Williams forgot to staple a Ben Franklin to it before turning it in?
 
2014-03-28 08:31:04 AM  
"What I Love Most About Propane"
By David David Kalaiki-Alii

Strickland Propene does not have a vending machine. It smells, and I thank God every day I get home that I didn't get exploded.
The end.
 
2014-03-28 08:31:38 AM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: What specifically dropped this from an A to an A-?


In the comments of a Deadspin article about this yesterday, someone showed a screenshot from a 3rd grade book on Rosa Parks.  It was copied pretty much word for word.  While plagiarism will get you a failing grade (or even kicked out) for most college students, it apparently drops you a letter grade if you're an athlete in a moneymaking sport.
 
2014-03-28 08:45:15 AM  
No need to overreact, everybody!!! Clearly, something like this happening at a small, hole-in-the-wall school like UNC is most likely an isolated incident, which is why the NCAA need not look at any other school for anything like this occurring.
 
2014-03-28 08:49:10 AM  
Public schools....pffft...this would never happen at a prestigious private school with standards.  Like Duke.
 
2014-03-28 09:18:57 AM  

devildog123: Schroedinger's Glory Hole: What specifically dropped this from an A to an A-?

In the comments of a Deadspin article about this yesterday, someone showed a screenshot from a 3rd grade book on Rosa Parks.  It was copied pretty much word for word.  While plagiarism will get you a failing grade (or even kicked out) for most college students, it apparently drops you a letter grade if you're an athlete in a moneymaking sport.


Nevermind the fact that this was to be a semester long research assignment
 
2014-03-28 09:21:11 AM  

Kevin Lomax: I bet I can be even more succint.

They perform a service for the schools for which they are compensated.

Sounds like an employee to me.


Which is why my wife is an employee of mine.
 
2014-03-28 09:26:01 AM  

devildog123: Schroedinger's Glory Hole: What specifically dropped this from an A to an A-?

In the comments of a Deadspin article about this yesterday, someone showed a screenshot from a 3rd grade book on Rosa Parks.  It was copied pretty much word for word.  While plagiarism will get you a failing grade (or even kicked out) for most college students, it apparently drops you a letter grade if you're an athlete in a moneymaking sport.


Either that or somebody that wants to add to the fire took that excerpt from the book, added some miss spellings, punctuation errors and grammar errors to it and decided to pass it off as an athlete's paper.
 
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