The UNC-system Board of Governors rejected the plan to house Silent Sam in a new on-campus on building on Friday.
On Saturday, a confederate group showed up to UNC's main campus near Silent Sam's former location in McCorkle Place. The group was joined by members armed with guns and knives who stood near Memorial Hall. UNC Police responded to the group's presence on campus, but made no arrest at the sight of the armed members.
The email did not cite reasons for the extension.
In a news conference, Folt explains that removing Silent Sam for the sake of public safety has been her stance all along.
The Los Angeles-based university has made recent headlines for a college admissions scandal. More than 50 individuals were charged last week, including four USC athletics officials and several wealthy parents of students at the school.
Board of Governors member Steve Long told WUNC on Tuesday that BOG Chairperson Harry Smith is the reason for not only the resignation of ECU's chancellor this week, but for many of the recent UNC-system departures.
East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Stanton is resigning after three years in his position.
The Board of Governors has extended the deadline for their decision on the future of Silent from March 15 to their May 2019 meeting, a cause of concern for activists.
A petition surfaced that demanded reform to the way the UNC system is governed, especially in the wake of several administrative departures.
“I think the Board of Governors has had ample time to do something. And I believe they've just been dithering.”
Kevin Guskiewicz's longevity at UNC is full of awards and accolades — though the student body, and even some faculty, are left with concern for the decorated interim chancellor.
The UNC Employee Forum held a general meeting yesterday to discuss a wide range of topics relevant to employee life at UNC.
Since 2016, Guskiewicz has been the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a college that has over 70 academic departments, programs, institutes and centers. The college has over 17,000 undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students.
UNC "struggled to communicate, prepare, and execute their plans for the August 20, 2018 demonstration."
Students have protested and advocated for a center on campus solely dedicated to the Latinx community since 2007. Now, the Carolina Latinx Center will have its own space and focus on community, service, scholarship and engagement.
Carol Folt gave her final remarks in a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, her last day as chancellor of UNC. We take a look back at previous chancellors to get a glimpse into what the road ahead might look like.
"I love UNC. I would not do this job if I didn’t love UNC. But with that love comes expectations — expectations of transparency, of access, of truth."
Students reflect on Chancellor Folt's legacy and their hopes for the next chancellor in the face of Folt's tumultuous relationship with students.
Carol Folt completed her last day at UNC on Thursday, which elicited a mixed reaction from students. The Daily Tar Heel asked students in the Pit what they would want to say to Folt on her last day as chancellor.