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Friday January 27th

Administration


DTH Photo Illustration. Concern at UNC is growing that some students might be using fake COVID-19 vaccination cards to avoid being tested regularly.

Column: UNC's missing piece is accountability

"The honor system can’t work when students have proved, time and time again, that they do not honor the system. This is a chance at a semblance of normalcy, and it’s being disrupted by students and administration that have avoided responsibility at every corner."

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A small group stands near the Old Well behind South Building on Sept. 12, 2020.

Op-ed: Let's create a Coalition for Carolina

"Most importantly, the current governance structure means that we are unable, as an institution, to live our values. The faculty, staff and students cannot change this situation alone. We need all those that love Carolina to come to our aid in a concerted, organized, sustained effort to reform the way our campus is governed and chart a forward course."

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UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz looks away from protesters after the Wednesday, June 30, 2021, Board of Trustees meeting during which the Board voted to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones.

'A lot of soul-searching': UNC faculty say there's more to be done after BOT decision

Faculty members are encouraged by the Board of Trustees' decision to approve Nikole Hannah-Jones' tenure, but they say this situation has been nothing new for people of color at UNC. “There's a constant crisis that’s happening,” professor Kathy Williams said. “What they're trying to do is run us out of here. They will not get the satisfaction of wearing me down.”

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Faculty chairperson, SBP highlight larger issues amid Hannah-Jones tenure case

Chairperson of the Faculty Mimi Chapman wrote a letter, which she posted on Twitter Sunday, urging members of the UNC community to speak out as the Board of Trustees remains silent about the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure situation. This comes after Student Body President Lamar Richards wrote an open letter to the UNC community Thursday encouraging prospective students and staff from marginalized communities to look elsewhere.

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Some of the Black Pioneers and their spouses meet for lunch at Mama Dip’s in early 2020. Photo courtesy of Walter A. Jackson.

Members of UNC Black Pioneers release statement calling for BOT to grant Hannah-Jones tenure

Twenty-one members of the UNC Black Pioneers — an organization of Black alumni who graduated between 1952 and 1972 — released a statement on Wednesday regarding the Board of Trustees' non-action on the tenure of Nikole Hannah-Jones. “The undersigned members of the UNC Black Pioneers, fully support the joint statement of support for tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones issued by the Carolina Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists at UNC,” the statement read.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and MacArthur Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones, poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

UNC responds to letter from Hannah-Jones' legal team as deadline passes to offer tenure

Hannah-Jones' legal team gave UNC a deadline of June 4 to offer her a tenured position or face a federal lawsuit, according to a letter obtained by NC Policy Watch on May 29. The Board of Trustees did not meet again by the deadline. “We look forward to continued dialogue with her counsel,” Joel Curran, vice chancellor for communications, said in a statement.

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