Monthly Archives: January 2014

The knives come out for Carol Folt

A letter to the editor on Tuesday in the Daily Tar Heel does not pull its punches in describing Chancellor Folt’s disseminating: Carol Folt’s message addressed to the Carolina community is dangerously misleading. The first paragraph belittles the scandal by using past investigations and changes to placate critics. The second paragraph shows the University’s commitment to denial and half-truths.

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Dartblog.com

How Carol Folt works

The Carol Folt playbook

In the UNC’s Mary Willingham student-athlete-literacy scandal, people at Dartmouth recognize that Chancellor Carol Folt is working from her usual playbook. Rather than facing serious revelations head on, she is yet again just running a PR damage control effort. Here’s how it works: first the administration ignores the problem; then it denies that the problem even exists, a denial that is wrapped in laudatory remarks about the institution; and then a full-on offensive aims to discredit and punish the whistleblower.

Related:
Dartblog.com

How Carol Folt works