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UNC's Tom Ross isn't Delaware's Tom Ross

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Tom Ross, the next president of the UNC system, was on Good Morning America this week.

Sort of.

North Carolina's Tom Ross is the current Davidson College president set to lead the UNC system starting Jan. 1.

He's not Tom Ross, chairman of Delaware's Republican Party. That's who Good Morning America interviewer George Stephanopoulos was referring to in an interview with Christine O'Donnell, a Tea Party candidate for the U.S. Senate who won a Republican primary in Delaware this week.

Delaware's Tom Ross apparently had predicted, as you can see in the screen shot above, that O'Donnell had little chance to win.

But the fella in the photo is the UNC system's next president, not the guy running Delaware's Republican Party.

North Carolina's Tom Ross apparently popped up first when someone was casting about for a photo of Delaware's Tom Ross.

Oops. Pesky Internet.

The New York Times has the full video here.

And credit to the Greensboro News & Record for picking up on the gaffe here.

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Eric Ferreri covers higher education and general news.