Topics: Carol Folt

Carol Folt is the current chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the 11th chancellor at UNC and the first woman to hold the position, and she took office on July 1, 2013. She was officially installed on Oct. 12, 2013. She came to UNC after acting as the interim president of Dartmouth College.

Loud cries denounce Silent Sam

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After more than two hours of protest, those still present at Silent Sam took a seat — sitting cross-legged just feet behind a metal fence and a line of police equipped in riot gear. 


Updated: Fences go up around Silent Sam

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Chancellor Carol Folt sent a campus wide email  this afternoon about a possible rally that may occur tomorrow evening concerning the Silent Sam statue.  


Here's what UNC-system has been up to this summer

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The controversy over the fate of the UNC Center for Civil Rights' ability to litigate dominated the UNC Board of Governors’ agenda in the past few meetings, but the university system managed to stay busy this summer. 


Chapel Hill mayor asks UNC to remove Silent Sam

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Chapel Hill mayor Pam Hemminger sent a letter to Chancellor Carol Folt asking UNC to take down Silent Sam — a monument to Confederate soldiers on UNC's campus. 


UNC responds to Charlottesville violence

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Chancellor Carol Folt released a statement Tuesday condemning the events in Charlottesville, Va., but some students and faculty say her letter wasn’t enough.  


Charlottesville violence prompts Chapel Hill vigil

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Students and local residents gathered on Sunday in front of the Silent Sam monument on UNC's campus for a vigil in solidarity against the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, V.A. 


Chancellor’s letter for first-year students

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Dear Class of 2021,

Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You are joining a very special, global community that will support and inspire you during your time at Carolina.


UNC receives million dollar prize

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UNC has been chosen to receive the Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Access and will receive $1 million from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.


UNC Horizons Program debuts new holistic care space

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A round of applause erupted after Chancellor Carol Folt shouted “in one location” at the opening ceremony for the UNC Horizons Program’s new center.


NC Senate committee clears bill punishing sanctuary city policies

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The N.C. Senate Judiciary Committee cleared a bill that would punish municipalities with sanctuary city policies and compel universities in the UNC system to disclose students’ immigration status to law enforcement.


Pendulums, pianos and puppets fill campus for Arts Everywhere Day

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Arts Everywhere Day, an initiative sponsored by Chancellor Carol Folt, is bringing live music, puppets and even a pendulum created by the Physics and Math Departments to campus today.


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.


New posters with quote from Folt appear on campus

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Fliers with quotes from Chancellor Carol Folt, images of a pig in a police hat and warnings of Nazi propaganda were put up around the quad area — some seemingly in response to a statement made by Chancellor Carol Folt regarding previous anti-fascist fliers.


Duke alumni take action against Trump's executive order

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration — which limits entry from seven majority-Muslim countries — there is uncertainty about the role universities should play in public discourse about political issues.


University officials respond to anti-Trump fliers on campus

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Fliers depicting violence against fascists and damage to President Donald Trump supporters’ property began appearing around campus early last week and were posted on the Overheard at UNC Facebook page on Tuesday.


UNC faculty members ask administration to do more about immigration ban

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Some UNC faculty are not happy with Chancellor Carol Folt’s response to President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries.


Ackland receives $17 million in works of art, largest donation in museum's history

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As Chancellor Carol Folt announced that the Ackland Art Museum had received the largest donation ever, Leena Peck had tears rolling down her face.


Graduation speaker focuses on undocumented immigrants in commencement speech

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Commencement speaker Paul Cuadros spoke about his experience as the son of immigrants in his speech at UNC's winter commencement ceremony Sunday.


Student leads waste-free initiative on campus

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Forum attendees talk growth of University democracy, interdisciplinary studies

At a public forum Tuesday, Chancellor Carol Folt talked about the University’s future.