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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.

Board to raise bar for Greeks

In a move that signaled an unwillingness to accept soft treatment of the Greek system in academics, the Board of Trustees’ university affairs committee drafted a resolution Wednesday to require fraternities and sororities to achieve at least the campus average GPA — or lose the ability to recruit new members in the fall, beginning in 2012.

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Parking services fees to increase

Parking and transportation costs affecting the University are set to rise by $6.1 million by the 2015 academic year and to account for that increase, the University is looking to its students and faculty regardless of whether they own a vehicle.

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Academic plan draws input

A meeting meant to draw feedback on a draft of the University’s new academic plan from undergraduate student leaders evolved into a more nuanced discussion on academic culture and policy Thursday evening.

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Board of Trustees pass max tuition increase

The recommendation calls for the maximum permissible increase for students and must receive approval from the UNC-system Board of Governors and the N.C. General Assembly. The hike will be applied across the board, though there is no cap for out-of-state students tuition increase.

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Tuition decision process questioned

Several members called for a new, comprehensive tuition plan that would streamline the process and provide predictability for students in future years — likely through much higher tuition that could more closely align UNC with its peer institutions’ in-state cost of attendance.

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Academic investigation in honor system's hands

Administrators stressed to trustees the need for patience with the pace of the ongoing football investigations Thursday morning. The UNC team investigating allegations of academic misconduct has passed its findings to the student attorney general’s office, but their process won’t be complete for awhile.

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Trustees pass 5.2 percent tuition hike

UNC's Board of Trustees voted unanimously this morning in favor of a 5.2 percent tuition increase for all undergraduate students, bringing to a close campus discussions of the proposed hike. The proposal will now go to UNC-system President Erskine Bowles for approval.

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