Topics: UNC system

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.

Students, faculty and community members march in anticipation of Center for Civil Rights BOG vote

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Students, University faculty and community members gathered Thursday to protest the potential Board of Governors decision to stop the UNC Center for Civil Rights from litigating.


Duke to increase employee minimum wage to $15 by 2019

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Duke University will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all regular University and Health System staff by 2019, according to a university statement Aug. 25.


NC schools are protesting more than just Silent Sam

In the wake of protests over Confederate monuments in Chapel Hill and Durham, students at Appalachian State University and Salem College are taking a stand against controversial acts on their campuses. 


Meet the new ECU

 East Carolina University’s new look is due in part to Chancellor Cecil Staton – and the university’s growing national acclaim. 


UNC sees increase in teaching program enrollment

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UNC faculty asks the BOG to vote against closing the Center for Civil Rights

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The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Executive Committee asked the UNC Board of Governors to vote against closing the Center for Civil Rights. The committee passed a resolution Thursday saying the proposed policy "makes it harder for campuses within the system to pursue their mission."


Here's what the 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. 


UNC Center for Civil Rights under threat

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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. 


Board of Governors discusses changes to funding model

The UNC-system Board of Governors' Funding Model Task Force met on Tuesday to discuss UNC’s enrollment-based funding model. The current model has been used for more than 20 years.


New bill would prevent disruptions of free speech on campus

If a new bill passes in the N.C. General Assembly, public universities could be required to impose sanctions on protestors who disrupt events or prevent others from exercising free speech rights.


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. 


Bill takes aim at ACC and future boycotts of North Carolina

A new bill in the N.C. General Assembly would require UNC-system schools to leave any intercollegiate athletic association — like the Atlantic Coast Conference — if they boycott the state.


Legislature elects 12 new members to UNC-system Board of Governors

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Twelve new members will be introduced in the UNC-system Board of Governors in July — the majority of whom are white and Republican.


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.