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Saturday February 4th

Board of Trustees

UNC’s Board of Trustees is the campus’ top decision-making body. It advises the UNC-system Board of Governors and the chancellor on a number of issues including athletics, finance and public relations.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of 13 members. Eight are elected by the UNC Board of Governors, four are appointed by the governor and the remaining member is the student body president.

Recently, the board has discussed the University’s sexual assault policy, the state budget cuts and the academic-athletic scandal.

Student groups also speak to the board and ask them to make changes at the University. In May 2014, the Real Silent Sam Coalition asked the trustees to rename Saunders Hall. The hall is named after William L. Saunders, who was a UNC alumnus and a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. The board renamed the building Carolina Hall on May 28, 2015.

UNC debuts new Chancellor-elect Carol Folt

When Carol Folt talks about her career in higher education, she quotes former New York Yankees baseball Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra. “I like to kid around about Yogi Berra, but he says, you know, ‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it,’” she said in an interview Saturday about applying to become UNC’s next chancellor.

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Students to get look inside $2.1 billion endowment

In the face of steep tuition hikes last year, student protesters demanded to know why the University’s endowment was not used to minimize the burden on students. Today, after more than a year and several delays, administrators will deliver on their promise to host a forum to explain the endowment to students.

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Gender-neutral housing approved by Board of Trustees

Nine months after Chancellor Holden Thorp rejected a popular proposal to establish a gender-neutral housing option on campus, it arrived at the Board of Trustees for approval — with his support. Members of the Board of Trustees voted to pass a gender-neutral housing option on campus, which will likely be implemented next year.

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