CORRECTIONS


1/15/2019 10:23pm

Chancellor Carol Folt smiles as she walks in the University Day procession from South Building to Memorial Hall on October 11, 2016.

With 15 days left as UNC's chancellor, Folt looks back at her controversial tenure

After replacing former UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp in 2013, Chancellor Folt has outlasted numerous scandals and gained respect among faculty, staff and students alike. From her first day on campus as the first female chancellor, Folt and the position she occupied has been inundated by firsts and lasts.  Folt’s accelerated departure has been met with letters of support and criticism. As students look with uncertainty at the new vacancy and the state of the University in the coming semester, one thing is certain: Folt's tenure will be remembered, for better or worse. 


1/9/2019 10:44pm

Maya Little speaks before a shouting crowd during a protest against Chancellor Carol Folt and the Board of Trustees' proposal for Silent Sam's relocation in the Peace and Justice Plaza on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. 

Editorial: TA strike took advantage of students

"For this group of TAs to decide, after their last paycheck had been delivered, to hold the grades of their students hostage to make a statement is a cowardly move."

11/29/2018 12:18am

“We’re an old university, and we have hundreds of millions of dollars in deferred maintenance,” said Chancellor Carol Folt at the November BOT meeting. “You hit a point when old buildings get old. We’re trying to deal with that. We can’t rely fully on the state.”
President of the Graduate and Professional School Federation and Student Body President said the University introduced the new fee controversially, undermining student feedback which typically guides the early stages of fee creation.
Curtis Love, 45, from Alamance County, Richard Smith, 42, from Greensboro, and  Carnell Bass, 55, from Durham on Nov 28, 2018 working on brick construction in between Davis library and the student union. 

Was student input considered in this $65 increase in student fees?

An increase in student fees was officially ratified by the Board of Trustees in November, and now faces approval by the Board of Governors.  The new fee of approximately $65 seeks to account for renovations in classrooms and labs. However, student government leaders claim the fee was proposed without a considerable student input. The fee also takes the place of other fees that are being diminished or terminated altogether. Here is the process the fee must go through to be official, and what both sides have to say about it.