Mary Willingham is a teacher at the University of North Carolina who exposed academic fraud in the athletics program. Full stop.
Instead of a medal, she's quitting.
Instead of being acknowledged for trying to get someone to be held accountable, she's leaving.
Instead of being praised by the school's coaches and athletic director and everyone else for helping them restore legitimacy to their programs and stave off the NCAA's wrath, she's hitting the road.
What a shame. Willingham is one of the few educators who could turn things around. Instead, she has endured a hostile work environment. I hope she sues the University of North Carolina and wins. I think they should name the basketball court after her and apologize for the school's ridiculous behavior.