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.

Professors speak up after Folt forgoes provost search process

On Sept. 18, Bob Blouin replaced Jim Dean as provost and executive vice chancellor without a campus search committee or faculty input, a decision that has bothered some UNC professors.  

Campaign for Carolina begins historic fundraiser to improve arts, scholarships

UNC launched “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” today with a kick off event in Polk Place. A fundraising campaign aiming to raise $4.25 billion by the end of 2022, Campaign for Carolina marks the largest campaign in the school’s history and the second largest among public universities in the country. Its goals are, among other things, to eliminate financial barriers to education and improve the arts at UNC. 

Here’s how the fundraiser affects students. 

N.C. Attorney General sues Trump over DACA


North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined 15 other state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival grantees on Wednesday.

This lawsuit comes on the heels of the Donald Trump administration’s announcement to end DACA Tuesday. 

Folt denies white supremacist Richard Spencer space to speak on campus

Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute and a white nationalist organizer, was denied a request to rent space on campus, according to an email from Chancellor Carol Folt. 

Faculty Executive Committee discuss Silent Sam solutions


Silent Sam dominated the conversation at the Faculty Executive Committee Meeting Monday afternoon, with some members calling on Chancellor Carol Folt to make a stronger statement and condemn the University’s controversial past.  

BOT says UNC lacks legal authority to remove Silent Sam


The UNC Board of Trustees said the University does not have the legal authority to remove Silent Sam — after announcements by Gov. Roy Cooper and Chapel Hill mayor Pam Hemminger might have suggested otherwise. 

Loud cries denounce Silent Sam


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. 

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


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. 

Updated: Fences go up around Silent Sam


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

Chapel Hill mayor asks UNC to remove Silent Sam


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.