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Saturday May 8th

Administration


DTH Photo Illustration. The university’s response to the pandemic worsened the distrust people already felt toward UNC after events such as Silent Sam and Title IX concerns.

How the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted growing distrust in the University

Mimi Chapman, chairperson of the faculty, said the broad distrust that has emerged in recent months is partially due to a series of past events, like the NCAA scandal, Silent Sam and Title IX concerns. The erosion of trust that resulted from these events was never fully regained, and new University leadership has assumed the responsibility of repairing past harm while confronting new challenges. 

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CORRECTION: A former version of this photo caption incorrectly identified the university that most recently changed a name of a campus building. The university was UNC-Greensboro.
In February, UNC-Greensboro became the third university in the state to remove Charles Brantley Aycock’s name from a campus building.

Chancellor-appointed committee reviews recommendation to remove names of 4 buildings

UNC is one step closer to removing names of individuals tied to white supremacy from four buildings on campus.  A chancellor-appointed committee unanimously voted Tuesday to put forth a recommendation to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz that the University remove the names Charles B. Aycock, Josephus Daniels, Julian S. Carr and Thomas Ruffin and Thomas Ruffin Jr. from on-campus buildings.

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Graphic of Heel Talk podcast

Heel Talk episode 15: UNC works toward renaming campus buildings

Host Evely Forte spoke to incoming Sports Editor Brian Keyes, Summer University Desk Editor Maydha Devarajan and University desk writer Kate Carroll to break down recent updates to the Board of Trustees' building renaming policy, a report on renaming four campus buildings by the Commission on Race, History and a Way Forward and a multi-departmental request to rename Hamilton Hall, Pauli Murray Hall. 

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