In times of struggle, the most important teaching occurs outside the classroom walls.
Luckily, our University has no shortage of brave faculty who are willing to lend their expertise, time and voices to the most contentious issues facing our campus. This board would like to recognize the swelling number of faculty who have spoken up and organized around the fate of Silent Sam and the Center for Civil Rights.
By writing and speaking about social justice, faculty give students the tools to make thoughtful arguments and help us understand the broader implications of what’s happening on campus.
John McGowan from the comparative literature department, Jim Leloudis from the department of history, Fitz Brundage from history and others have written pieces in The News & Observer and Vox.
In addition to individuals sharing their opinions, faculty collectively are speaking out — the Faculty Executive Committee passed a resolution stating their concern over the Board of Governor’s proposed policy to close the Center for Civil Rights.