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10/29/2019 9:48pm

The Board of Governors' Nov. 9, 2018 meeting included remarks from Margaret Spellings on her announcement to resign as UNC-system president, a public comment session on Silent Sam and a grant supporting adult students. 

Shakeup at ECU after videos reveal more about interim Chancellor's night out

East Carolina University's former interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach was put on administrative leave after photos of him drinking with students at a Greenville, North Carolina bar popped up on social media in late September. The situation escalated when leaked videos emerged that showed Gerlach getting into his car and haphazardly driving away on the night in question. After a repeated incident last weekend where Gerlach was photographed partying in local bars, he resigned, and the search for a new ECU chancellor has begun.


10/29/2019 8:59pm

Students traverse Polk Place on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Changes to UNC's absence policies have stirred concerns within the student population.

Confusion arises for professors and students around updated attendance policy

Updates to the UNC Class Attendance Policy were made in February 2018 to focus on protecting certain categories of absences. Still, some students can be confused by the absence policy — which can lead to conflicts between professors and students.  Though certain absences do not fall under categories of University approved absences, professors can still excuse these absences. They are encouraged to communicate with students about other absences, but some professors allow more flexibility than others. For some students, the flexibility of a professor's absence policy can affect their decision to take the class.