Mark Dorosin, managing attorney at the UNC School of Law's Center for Civil Rights, stood and questioned the UNC Board of Governors' decision following the vote to ban litigation at all UNC System academic centers Sept. 8. Dorosin has been terminated from his position at the Center.

Students could be expelled for disrupting campus free speech, according to a policy drafted by UNC-system BOG

A Board of Governors committee began drafting a policy that would allow the expulsion of students who repeatedly disrupt freedom of speech or expression on campus. 


Board of Governors

The Board of Governors makes policy decisions for the UNC system and all of its constituent institutions. The board also elects the president of the UNC system — currently Thomas Ross — who oversees the system’s administrative affairs. The N.C. General Assembly elects all 32 voting members of the board to four-year terms. There are non-voting members as well, such as former board chairmen, former governors and the president of the Association of Student Governments.

Committees are often appointed to discuss certain issues. Some of those standing committees include one for audits, budget and finance, educational planning, policies and programs, personnel and tenure, public affairs, strategic directions and university governance. 

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The Van Hecke-Wettach Hall hosts UNC's School of Law and the Center for Civil Rights

UNC Center for Civil Rights under threat

UNC Board of Governors will vote on whether to pass a litigation ban against the UNC Center for Civil Rights in early September. The ban would prevent the center from representing clients and acting as legal counsel to any party. 


Charlotte School of Law facing potential closure

Charlotte School of Law has until Aug. 1 to prove financial stability and a more rigorous academic program to the UNC Board of Governors or the school will lose its license, UNC System President Margaret Spellings and UNC Board of Governors decided Wedensday.


UNC-system happenings for April 28, 2017

Liza Wieland, an English professor at East Carolina University, was recently awarded the prestigious Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction by the Fellowship of Southern Writers — a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and recognizing emerging literature from the American South.