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The North Carolina Board of Governors governs the University of North Carolina System, which consists of 16 public universities and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. The BOG's members are elected by the Senate and House of Representatives of the North Carolina General Assembly. The BOG is responsible for managing the UNC System, as well as electing its president.
State legislators appointed five new members to the UNC Board of Governors last month.
Former Board of Governors member Darrell Allison officially assumed his role as Fayetteville State University’s twelfth chancellor on Monday, amid opposition and concern from faculty, students and alumni over his qualifications and the process by which he was appointed.
UNC-Chapel Hill’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors is calling on Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz — and other UNC administrators who have contributed to “UNC’s pattern of institutional dishonesty” — to resign.
As university and system administrators decide how to respond to budgetary challenges, a coalition of campus workers, graduate students and faculty in the UNC System has proposed a plan it believes is an ethical response to the dual public health and economic crises.
A distinct change from the fall to spring semester is the implementation of widespread COVID-19 testing. Once on campus, testing will need to become embedded in students’ weekly routines.
Deb Aikat has been a journalism professor at UNC for 25 years and has witnessed multiple events and scandals that have eroded trust in the University.
The UNC System Office has plans to establish an “internal bank” in which it would provide loans for certain capital projects to its 17 institutions. This would allow system schools to seek loans from the UNC System internal bank rather than borrowing money from private lenders.
The UNC Board of Governors met Thursday, and after 45 minutes of debate, approved a change to the chancellor search process that will allow the UNC-System president to personally designate up to two individuals as candidates for chancellor.
The University announced Friday that it will no longer use Alert Carolina messages to inform the campus community about new COVID-19 clusters. Instead, information about clusters will be provided on the Carolina Together website and University social media.
The day after the University announced that classes will be held remotely for the rest of the semester, several students created petitions urging the Board of Governors and the UNC System to reduce the price of tuition and student fees.
The University is providing students and employees with community protective equipment, but graduate workers, faculty and staff say UNC’s messaging and distribution process is unclear and disorganized.
Graduate students who have to teach this fall said they are under-informed and concerned by details that remain unclear as they embark on an unusual semester.
Sally Sasz, a rising senior at UNC who always found beauty in the many people and places she encountered, passed away on July 6 while hiking in Utah at age 21.
Update 12:56 p.m.: All residential students may cancel their housing contract for any reason and without penalty prior to 5 p.m. on Aug. 7, UNC Media Relations said in an email. The original article has been updated to reflect this deadline.
In response to the expiration of a statewide moratorium on eviction cases on June 21, an eviction defense hotline for Spanish-speaking tenants has been established to inform and empower tenants with knowledge of their rights.
The Graduate and Professional Student Federation Senate held an emergency meeting Tuesday evening via Zoom to discuss concerns about UNC’s reopening plans for the fall and advocacy efforts since the spring semester. The senate also adopted three resolutions that call for University leadership to take specific actions to protect graduate and professional students, campus workers and international and undocumented students this fall.
Many UNC students work part-time jobs while taking classes. Although the effects of COVID-19 on on-campus and off-campus jobs is not clear yet, work-study will still be available.
Though the fall semester will look different, these 10 student services are making the necessary modifications to best serve and support UNC students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Faculty Executive Committee met virtually Monday afternoon to discuss a roadmap for racial equity at UNC, and remaining concerns from the community conversation held June 19 regarding the University’s fall reentry.