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Monday November 28th

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Kerry McIntyre and Rohit Sharma, students of the MBA class of 2023, engage in conversation in the lobby of McColl Building on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Hanging behind them are the portraits of Hugh L. McColl, Jr., Mary Lily Kenan, and Henry Flagler, the namesakes of  McColl Building and Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Allegations, administration, accountability: tensions at Kenan-Flagler Business School

This fall, Kenan-Flagler Business School has seen a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former doctoral student, as well as the co-leads of the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative leaving their positions.  Douglas Shackelford, who had been serving as dean of the school since 2014, unexpectedly retired in September.  In terms of diversity, Kenan-Flagler is 61st out of  81 ranked U.S. business schools, according to Bloomberg's 2022-2023 Diversity Index. 

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DTH File. Students mourn around a memorial for James Cates in 2018 at the site where he was killed in 1970.

University announces plans to install a permanent memorial for James Cates

The University announced Friday that it will install a permanent memorial in The Pit dedicated to James Cates. This memorial announcement comes after years of community initiatives and activism to honor Cates and bring attention to racially-motivated violence. The Cates memorial will be part of 'Build our Community Together,' one of the eight initiatives of the 'Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good' plan to increase diversity and inclusion, the University said. The James Cates Remembrance Coalition also proposed renaming the Student Stores building after Cates in June 2021. 

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Senior psychology major Juliet Alegria "double masks" to study in Davis Library on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.

UNC announces updated COVID-19 policies for fall semester return

UNC announced updated COVID-19 policies for the fall 2022 semester in a campus-wide email Friday. The University will not have any testing requirements for asymptomatic individuals on campus and will no longer provide voluntary asymptomatic testing.  Students who test positive for COVID and are living in residence halls can isolate at home or in their residence hall room. The University is not requiring vaccine attestation or re-entry testing, but both are encouraged. 

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Bingham Hall sits on the edge of the Quad on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

Chancellor's committee discusses renaming three UNC buildings

On Thursday, the Chancellor’s Committee to Review History Commission Resolution met to discuss its report for Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on building name removals, which it hopes to complete by July 1.  The committee discussed the removal of the campus building names Bingham Hall, Grimes Residence Hall and Graham Residence Hall.

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Mimi Chapman, the current chair of the faculty, poses for a portrait outside the UNC School of Social Work on Jan. 9. Chapman states her goal for the new semester is "to improve communication between the various (leadership) groups."

'What it really means to love Carolina': UNC leaders discuss power tensions

From the Board of Trustees to the Faculty Executive Committee and student governments, many groups have a stake in decision-making at UNC as part of the University's shared governance. Under this model, different bodies collaborate in processes with a goal to benefit campus constituencies. But recently, the integrity and effectiveness of that system has been called into question with controversies swarming around the University.

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