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The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university providing public education to the 220,000 students enrolled across the 17 campuses. In 1931, the NC General Assembly redefined the University of North Carolina to include three schools, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and UNC-Greensboro and with that the multi-campus system was born in North Carolina.

The system is overseen by the UNC Board of Governors, which is the system’s policy-making body. The 32-member board is elected to four year terms by the general assembly. One of the biggest responsibilities of the board is the elect the president, who is the administrator for the system. Each of the UNC campuses are headed by a chancellor. Each chancellor is nominated by the president and approved by the board of governors. 

The current UNC-system president is Tom Ross. He announced he will step down in 2016.

UNC-system happenings for March 27, 2017

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book “Hidden Figures” from which the movie of the same name is based, will be the commencement speaker for the UNC-Greensboro graduating class of 2017.


Wednesday marked Margaret Spellings’ first completed year in office

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Posing for photos with a January 2016 edition of The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-system President Margaret Spellings joked she ought to keep the paper for her performance review this week.


Board of Governors calls to ban UNC centers from pursuing litigation

The UNC Board of Governors is set to propose a policy at today’s meeting that would ban university centers and institutions from pursuing legal action or providing legal counsel.


NC Senate passes bill shrinking UNC-system Board of Governors

The North Carolina Senate passed House Bill 39 Thursday, which would shrink the membership of the UNC-system Board of Governors from 32 to 24 if signed into law.


UNC-system happenings for Feb. 14, 2017

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The exhibit “Soft Diplomacy: Quilting Cultural Diplomacy in Liberia” will be on display at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum through May 5.


Ida Friday dies at 97

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Ida Friday, an advocate for women’s rights, social justice, and public health and the wife of former UNC-system President Bill Friday, died on Monday.


Researchers at UNC, NC State develop artificial stem cell

A newly developed artificial cardiac stem cell might provide new opportunities for pharmaceutical engineering — thanks to a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University in China.


BOG subcommittee discusses definitions for Title IX policy, sexual assault

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A subcommittee of the North Carolina Board of Governors, focusing on sexual harassment and sexual violence policy, met virtually on Tuesday to discuss definitions of related terms.


UNC-W chancellor issues statement following dispute between professor and a Muslim, LGBTQ student

A conflict between a UNC-Wilmington professor and a queer Muslim student at the university continues after the student made a Tumblr post about her experience following a column written by the professor.


BOG moves forward on plan to refocus UNC system on five major themes

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Soon after UNC-system President Margaret Spellings officially took office, the Boston Consulting Group reported that many felt the system lacked a strategic focus in a study of the UNC system — including administration, faculty, staff and students.

This report coincided with the early planning sessions of a new five-year strategic plan for the system. After months of meetings and community forums the UNC-system Board of Governors drafted five themes for the new plan — access, affordability and efficiency, student success, economic impact and community engagement, and excellent and diverse institutions.


UNC system awards $1.7 million in research grants

The UNC system announced Tuesday it will be awarding four grants totaling $1.7 million to researchers across the system to promote collaboration within the state.


UNC system considers eight institutions for lab school program

UNC-system president Margaret Spellings announced in a statement on Nov. 1 eight UNC institutions are candidates to establish and operate laboratory schools intended to provide instruction for N.C. students in kindergarten through eighth grade.


UNC-system happenings for Oct. 19, 2016

A public service announcement on environmental issues produced by UNC-Wilmington students is currently running on Wilmington's WECT-TV website through December.


Income, racial gaps remain in higher education, report finds

A new national higher education report revealed despite progress in educational attainment, graduation rates and the achievement gap continue to hold students back.


North Carolina's HBCU students protest Charlotte shooting

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Protests were held at historically black colleges and universities across the state following the killing of Keith Scott, an African-American man, by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer Tuesday.


Spellings addresses NC education concerns at forum

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UNC-system President Margaret Spellings took center stage at this semester’s Carolina Forum Thursday to discuss her goals for education policy — accessibility and affordability.


Board of Governors responds to concerns online, not at meeting

After its Friday meeting, the UNC Board of Governors hosted its third public comment session — a practice implemented in May following months of protests, and the first since the school year began.


UNC-system happenings for Sept. 12, 2016

N.C. State senior Lisa Hoang made her New York Fashion Week debut this past Friday.


NC A&T reorganizes, but consolidation raises concerns about HBCU identity

Restructuring at North Carolina A&T State University will replace the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Technology with three new colleges — sparking concerns from students and faculty about preserving the identity of one of the nation’s largest historically black colleges.


UNC system manages debt crisis, but challenges remain

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As a first-generation college student, UNC first-year Eddy Fernandez had one big worry — the cost.