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DTH Photo Illustration depicting a person handing over 15 file folders.

Breaking down the lawsuits involving UNC in 2022

The University and its affiliated bodies faced several major lawsuits over the course of this year.  There have been no settlements or final rulings in cases involving affirmative action, alleged discrimination in the Kenan-Flagler Business School and unused fees during the pandemic, but a settlement was reached between the University and Nikole Hannah-Jones. 

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The Every Child NC rally at Halifax Mall in Raleigh on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, ahead of the Leandro v. State of North Carolina hearing.

The Leandro case: A summary of the ongoing debate about educational funding

This November, after decades of debate over the adequacy and funding of North Carolina’s public school system, the N.C. Supreme Court ruled that hundreds of millions of dollars will be allocated for public schools. The decision in Hoke County Board of Education v. State of North Carolina is the latest development to an adjacent case from 1997, Leandro v. State of North Carolina — also known as "Leandro I." 

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McClinton Residence Hall is pictured on May 17, 2022. Formerly Carr Hall, the building's new name honors Hortense McClinton, the first Black professor hired at UNC.

'No formal timetable': Building renaming process still underway

In April of 2021, the University Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward submitted its recommendation letter for the renaming of 10 buildings. The next group in the process, the Chancellor’s Committee to Review History and Race Commission Resolution, recently submitted its recommendations to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz for the building renaming.

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Kenan-Flagler Business School has raised its fees.

Editorial: A deep dive into the proposed Kenan-Flagler fee increase

"But the fee increase might produce more positive outcomes than anticipated, even down to helping diversify the undergraduate business program student body. While the cost increase will put some students in difficult financial positions and possibly deter concerned applicants, it could also open up the opportunity for more low-income candidates to attend the school."

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