The committee immediately went into closed session. UNC’s 1-year-old sexual assault policy says either party in a case may appeal to the Board of Trustees if an appeal to a University official affirms a hearing outcome involving suspension or expulsion.
On Sept. 21, Student Body President Houston Summers in the Board of Trustees review process for sexual assault cases. He was not present for the appeals committee meeting.
Four other committees met Wednesday, and the full board meets today.
Charles Streeter, Employee Forum chairperson, told the University Affairs Committee the possibility of UNC Student Stores is a big concern for staff members.
He said outsourcing in general is not something the Forum sees in a positive light.
“When the word (outsourcing) comes up, we think about people losing their jobs, we think about families that are struggling and possibly being reduced to nothing,” he said. “And then the big question that always comes up when we hear this is, ‘Who’s gonna be next?’”
He said right now, the Employee Forum believes not enough research has been done about whether bringing in Follett, , would be a good idea.