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Monday September 20th

Silent Sam Monument


Whatever happened with the TA grading strike?

At the end of an already unusual semester, UNC's TAs announced a grading strike during finals week in protest of the Board of Trustee's decision on Silent Sam. A month later, many undergraduates are still wondering what happened with their final grades. 

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Chancellor Carol Folt looks on as undergraduate students Angum Check and Tamia Sanders take the stage to show their disapproval of the proposal given by Folt about the re-erection of Silent Sam on UNC's campus. 

Thousands of grads, student athletes and national faculty protest Silent Sam proposal

“We are academics. We are scholars. We know our history. There’s a role for civil disobedience and for disobeying the law when it is unjust.”  Professors, TAs and students both graduate and undergraduate have become groups of signatories on various letters protesting Silent Sam. With the letters being shared publicly, opposition to the statue's on-campus relocation has gleaned national support. 

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