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Thursday October 28th

Kevin Guskiewicz

Kevin Guskiewicz is the current chancellor of UNC. He is the 12th chancellor of the University and was formally installed on October 11, 2020 after serving in the role of interim chancellor following the resignation of Carol Folt. Prior to this role, he was the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.



Students sit on the steps in front of South Building on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

UNC works to balance its budget with cuts to operating and personnel funds

UNC has announced its plans to achieve a balanced budget and resolve a deficit by the end of June 2022.  To achieve that, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said that the University will cut operation funds by 7.5 percent and personnel funds by 1.5 percent in both this fiscal year and the next. The implementation of these cuts is expected to begin in late February or early March, Guskiewicz said. But the details of what exactly will be cut is still unknown to the public.

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CORRECTION: A former version of this photo caption incorrectly identified the university that most recently changed a name of a campus building. The university was UNC-Greensboro.
In February, UNC-Greensboro became the third university in the state to remove Charles Brantley Aycock’s name from a campus building.

Chancellor-appointed committee reviews recommendation to remove names of 4 buildings

UNC is one step closer to removing names of individuals tied to white supremacy from four buildings on campus.  A chancellor-appointed committee unanimously voted Tuesday to put forth a recommendation to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz that the University remove the names Charles B. Aycock, Josephus Daniels, Julian S. Carr and Thomas Ruffin and Thomas Ruffin Jr. from on-campus buildings.

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The Old Well, a popular UNC monument, pictured on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. 

UNC enters into $1.5 million settlement over Clery Act violations, chancellor announces

In 2019, the U.S. Department of Education reported multiple findings that the University had violated the Clery Act, failing to report and compile crime statistics for years. Earlier today, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced UNC has entered into a settlement with the department, which includes the University paying a $1.5 million fine and agreeing to participate in a post-review monitoring program to further address violations. 

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