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Daily Tar Heel: 514 days later, no use for records

From the Daily Tar Heel (4/5/13): A year and a half is a long time to wait for most things, but especially something that the state of North Carolina requires be given to you quickly.

On Thursday, the University finally complied with a public records request I made in the fall of 2011 — a whopping 514 days after submission.

A lot has changed in 17 months. Most importantly, the records I sought have become — not surprisingly — largely useless.

On Nov. 7, 2011, prompted by widespread speculation about the role of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies and its chairman in the athletic controversy of the day, I requested grade distributions for all classes in the department for the previous five years.

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Colin Donohue,
4/5/2013 9:05 AM