Friday’s Faculty Council meeting tackled student and campus enrichment, UNC’s Campaign for Carolina and a resolution supporting permanent legal status for those under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Here's what you need to know:
1) The Faculty Council approved a resolution which supports legal status for DACA eligible individuals.
The resolution supports a longer resolution passed by the faculty assembly, a larger body of faculty representatives from all 17 campuses of the UNC system.
The resolution from Friday, Resolution 2017-12, said the council stands with both students and colleagues who are losing DACA status.
Two members abstained from the vote. One was Charlie Tuggle, associate dean of the School of Media and Journalism.
“It seems to me if you have permanent legal status DACA no longer applies,” Tuggle said. “It just didn’t make sense to me.”
2) Chancellor Carol Folt addressed the Faculty Council about the NCAA ruling and Campaign for Carolina
The NCAA determined on Friday that no penalties will be brought against UNC. Folt said she was not surprised by the ruling.
"I think it was the right decision, and I tend to believe that when the facts are there, the right decisions will be made,” Folt said.