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Tuesday September 21st

Board of Trustees votes to rename Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall, 10-3

The UNC Board of Trustees voted to rename Saunders Hall to "Carolina Hall" Thursday morning. The vote, which passed 10-3, constituted one of several resolutions addressing the controversy of historical campus landmarks activists say honor white supremacy.

Other resolutions passed included one that will place historical marker plaques on the newly-christened Carolina Hall and McKorkle place. That resolution also calls for an evaluation of public information UNC puts out about campus landmarks and considers creating a free online course or orientation program about UNC's history. Another passed resolution places a 16-year freeze on renaming any campus buildings, monuments, memorials or landscapes.

Chancellor Carol Folt said she was grateful to the board for their work.

"This isn't a moment of going quiet, this is a moment of great, great involvement," Folt said.

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