John Anagnost, chairperson of Rules and Judiciary Committee, introduced the concurrent resolution, discussed at length at the meeting on Tuesday. Anagnost said he didn’t intend for the resolution to be a call to action for UNC.
“I want to make it clear ... My intention here is we approve of the procedural approach they took.”
In general, most members viewed the resolution favorably, but other representatives had concerns.
One concern was who to send the resolution to, which prompted more debate on whether or not to include student groups on the list.
The Campus Y was included in the list at first, but it was taken off after some representatives thought the resolution wouldn’t be appropriate to send to other groups, like the Real Silent Sam Coalition.
In the end, members agreed to send the resolution to The Daily Tar Heel, the Student Senate at the University of Mississippi, UNC’s student government, and administrators at UNC and the UNC system.
David Joyner, speaker of Student Congress, read a typed statement about comparing UNC to Mississippi.
“It is easy to want to compare ourselves to Ole Miss and to ask why we aren’t demanding these changes through Student Congress,” he read. “(John Brahan, president of the Student Senate at University of Mississippi) made it clear that much thought and research went into what the student government and student body were empowered to do at his university before actions were taken.”