The UNC Board of Trustees met in full Thursday, Nov. 16 and discussed Silent Sam, Daniel Reichart and the Horace Williams Airport. Here's what you need to know.
The meeting began with an update on Daniel Reichart and an introduction to new media technologies.
Cochrane stated his appreciation for the comments that were voiced at the public session on Wednesday regarding Silent Sam. He clarified that taking action on Silent Sam would be more difficult than it was to rename Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall.
“Under our shared governance structure we, our institution, had then the ultimate authority to make a final decision,” he said. “This current situation is different because of delegated authority issues and current state laws. These are the facts, and we live with them, but we will not stop considering all legal options available.”
Student Body President Elizabeth Adkins gave updates on the new student constitution. She also discussed Undergraduate Student Government’s cooperation with the Graduate and Professional Student Federation to increase voter turnout in student government elections, and an upcoming program called “Disrupting the Culture” that will address rape culture on campus.