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Tuesday September 21st

Faculty And Administration


Op-ed: The risks are too high

"Rushing back to the classroom this week puts us all at risk — for that reason, we are publishing an open letter requesting online classes for 4-6 weeks, signed by over 500 faculty members."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Concern at UNC is growing that some students might be using fake COVID-19 vaccination cards to avoid being tested regularly.

Column: UNC's missing piece is accountability

"The honor system can’t work when students have proved, time and time again, that they do not honor the system. This is a chance at a semblance of normalcy, and it’s being disrupted by students and administration that have avoided responsibility at every corner."

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A small group stands near the Old Well behind South Building on Sept. 12, 2020.

Op-ed: Let's create a Coalition for Carolina

"Most importantly, the current governance structure means that we are unable, as an institution, to live our values. The faculty, staff and students cannot change this situation alone. We need all those that love Carolina to come to our aid in a concerted, organized, sustained effort to reform the way our campus is governed and chart a forward course."

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UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz as pictured after the June 30 Board of Trustees meeting where the Board voted to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones.

'A lot of soul-searching': UNC faculty say there's more to be done after BOT decision

Faculty members are encouraged by the Board of Trustees' decision to approve Nikole Hannah-Jones' tenure, but they say this situation has been nothing new for people of color at UNC. “There's a constant crisis that’s happening,” professor Kathy Williams said. “What they're trying to do is run us out of here. They will not get the satisfaction of wearing me down.”

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Patricia Parker is Chair of the Department of Communication at UNC. Photo courtesy of Kristen Chavez, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Patricia Parker to become first Black woman director at IAH

On July 1, Patricia Parker will enter her role as the director of the Institute of the Arts and Humanities. Parker will be the first Black woman to enter this role. Parker said she is looking forward to the ways that she can serve the UNC community.  "I just see it as a distinct honor for me to lead the IAH at this time at this critical time in our nation's history," said Parker. "And I don't take that responsibility lightly."

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Op-ed: Set a date to review Hannah-Jones for tenure

"Should it become clear that Ms. Hannah-Jones will not be given a fair hearing and vote as has every other candidate for the position she will hold, faculty will no doubt leave this university. Why stay when promotion or tenure may be delayed or denied because of someone else’s politics?"

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People gather in Raleigh on Saturday May 15, 2021 to protest the Israeli Palestine conflict. Photo courtesy of Nadeen Atieh.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict inspires protests, vigil in Raleigh and faculty statement

People in North Carolina have shown support for Palestinians during the Israeli attacks, from protests in Raleigh to a statement signed by faculty from 23 colleges and universities across the state. “This has been inspiring to the Palestinians on the ground,” said Nadia Yaqub, a professor in the UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern studies. “To know in this very difficult time there are hundreds of people, just in one state, who care enough to sign a statement like this."

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Members of the Carolina Black Caucus stand outside of the Carolina Inn to protest the UNC decision to deny tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones on Thursday May 20, 2021 before the UNC Board of Trustees meeting.

UNC and Chapel Hill community members rally in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones

UNC and Chapel Hill community members gathered Thursday morning to show their support for Nikole Hannah-Jones ahead of the Board of Trustees' 9 a.m. meeting at The Carolina Inn. The rally was organized by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP and the Carolina Black Caucus in response to the BOT's choice to not take action on approving a tenured position for Hannah-Jones at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

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