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Faculty Executive Committee passes resolution condemning Campus Y vandalism

<p>Screenshot from the Faculty Executive Committee held on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 to condemn the vandalism of the Campus Y that occurred on Jan. 24.</p>
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Screenshot from the Faculty Executive Committee held on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 to condemn the vandalism of the Campus Y that occurred on Jan. 24.

In a special meeting on Friday, Jan. 29, the Faculty Executive Committee voted to pass a resolution condemning the vandalism of the Campus Y that occurred on Jan. 24.

What happened?

  • The committee deliberated the exact wording of the drafted rationale — specifically over what statements of support to include about the events at the Campus Y. 
    • One member suggested including a statement from the emergency resolution passed by the UNC Commission on Campus Equality & Student Equity.
    • The committee decided not to include the statement. Some members said they were concerned about voting to include a passage they had not read fully.
  • Ultimately, the resolution passed by a unanimous vote and states:
    • “Be it resolved that the Faculty Executive Committee affirms and supports the members and leadership of the Campus Y in the wake of the disturbing and hateful attacks on their offices. We condemn actions that target marginalized groups whenever and wherever such actions occur.”
  • “In our shared spirit of inclusion, diversity and equality, our Faculty Executive Committee unanimously resolved to condemn hateful vandalism and racist acts at the Campus Y,” committee member Deb Aikat said in an email. “Today’s emergency resolution rightfully expressed support and solidarity with Campus Y and our commitment to social justice.”

Who’s on the committee?

  • The Faculty Executive Committee is a 14-person elected committee housed in the Office of Faculty Governance. Members range in experience from 13 different departments at UNC.
  • Chairperson of the Faculty Mimi Chapman called this special meeting to discuss and vote on a resolution that condemns the actions taken against the community at the Campus Y.

What’s next?

  • The full resolution will be posted publicly on the Office of Faculty Governance website in the coming days.
  • The Faculty Executive Committee will meet for its next regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.

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