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Wednesday July 6th

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Counsel fees add to UNC System losses in the Silent Sam settlements

The UNC System lost money on multiple fronts in the Silent Sam settlements. Even after the $2.5 million settlement with the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans was overturned, money from the "Monument Trust" was still used to pay University counsel, according to invoices from the firm Womble Bond Dickinson provided to The Daily Tar Heel. Invoices obtained by the DTH show that the UNC System paid over $243,338.14 to counsel for “professional services rendered” on the settlements — $119,753.14 through Nov. 30, 2019 and $123,585 as late as July 31, 2020.

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Mimi Chapman, the current chair of the faculty, poses for a portrait outside the UNC School of Social Work on Jan. 9. Chapman states her goal for the new semester is "to improve communication between the various (leadership) groups."

'What it really means to love Carolina': UNC leaders discuss power tensions

From the Board of Trustees to the Faculty Executive Committee and student governments, many groups have a stake in decision-making at UNC as part of the University's shared governance. Under this model, different bodies collaborate in processes with a goal to benefit campus constituencies. But recently, the integrity and effectiveness of that system has been called into question with controversies swarming around the University.

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