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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.

Officials explain their roles

Students in the American studies seminar “The Role of the University in American Life” spend a lot of time talking about UNC’s relationship with the state.Today, they heard from two men who set the tone of that relationship.

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$1,000+ tuition increase on table

Administrators are looking to increase tuition for out-of-state undergraduate students next year by $1,126.68.That number, which interim Provost Bruce Carney referred to as a “working figure,” represents an almost 5.2 percent increase in out-of-state tuition, which would be used primarily to support faculty salaries and to give more financial aid.

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DTH/Anna Carrington and Christine Hellinger

UNC to bridge foot traffic?

Student Body President Jasmin Jones’ administration is at odds with the Board of Trustees over a plan to construct a pedestrian bridge across South Road.Her administration has cited concerns over the bridge’s cost, practicality, appearance and effect on pedestrian safety. She has tasked a student government committee to gather student opinion and explore the idea more.

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New trustees draw on skills

The Board of Trustees begins its September meetings today in the Carolina Inn. Five new members, who have been appointed by either the UNC Board of Governors or Gov. Bev Perdue, will be attending their second set of meetings.

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