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Tuesday September 21st

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.



If Greek houses were to fall under joint jurisdiction, both the Chapel Hill Police and UNC Police Departments could respond to incidents on the properties.

UNC is requesting an expansion of joint jurisdiction to cover Greek life housing near campus

In March, the University requested to expand its joint jurisdiction policy between the Chapel Hill Police Department and UNC Police. The goal would be for the University to have jurisdiction over off-campus Greek housing.  This expansion would extend the agreement that the town of Chapel Hill and the University entered into when the University took over jurisdiction of Granville Towers.

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With over 50 buildings in severe condition, UNC's maintenance costs keep growing

UNC’s deferred maintenance backlog has grown to over $900 million and counting. The facilities condition index is a ratio of remedying a building’s deficiencies relative to the current building replacement value. A building in good condition has an FCI of less than or equal to 0.05; fair condition if between 0.05 and 0.10; poor condition if between 0.10 and 0.30, and severe condition if greater than 0.30. The average for all UNC buildings is 0.19, falling in the poor condition category.

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Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz applauds during Hubert Davis's introductory press conference on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

UNC launches initiative to help North Carolina counties post-pandemic — all 100 of them

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz launched the initiative Carolina Across 100 at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on March 25. Carolina Across 100 aims to extend the University’s resources to help communities deal with the anticipated challenges post-COVID-19. The ncIMPACT Initiative at the School of Government will coordinate Carolina Across 100, Dean Mike Smith said.

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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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