Judy McAdoo Taylor and Sheila Bailey attended the benefit which supported the UNC Center for Civil Rights. Photo by Alex Kellogg

Concert fundraises for UNC Center for Civil Rights

UNC’s Center for Civil Rights took center stage at a benefit concert — part of ongoing efforts to resist a proposal by the UNC-system Board of Governors — at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, North Carolina on Sunday.


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 UNC Board of Governors is nearing completion on its strategic five-year plan for the UNC-System.

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

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.


Graig Meyer

Graig Meyer meets with League of Women Voters

By Bole Stanley Senior Writer Graig Meyer began Monday’s meeting with the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties by addressing the elephant in the room. Meyer began his speech by saying although the recent election had many feeling anxious, there was much reason for optimism, and then engaging the crowd in an exercise where each person in the audience shared something they appreciated about our democracy and something they were hopeful could change.


UNC system will not enforce HB2

The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday it won’t enforce House Bill 2, which would require transgender students to use the restroom which corresponds to the sex on their birth certificates.