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‘The University works because we do!’: A history of housekeepers organizing at UNC

Housekeepers' history of collective action at the University stretches as far back as 1930, when four men created the UNC Janitors Association. Since then, complaints have been consistent — citing unfair wages and harassment, among other grievances.  Students and workers have intermittently expressed concerns for decades. Now housekeepers are organizing again, alongside The Workers Union at UNC, a chapter of UE Local 150. 

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Trustee and faculty chairperson disagree on timeline of School of Civic Life and Leadership

The UNC Board of Trustees’ University Affairs Committee met on Tuesday afternoon at the Carolina Inn for an update from Mimi Chapman, the chairperson of the faculty.  Much of the discussion was about conflict between University faculty and the Board of Trustees, and the development of the School of Civil Life and Leadership, which the Board voted to accelerate earlier this year.

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Faculty Council discusses process to create new schools, IDEAs in Action curriculum

In its first meeting since the UNC Board of Trustees voted to accelerate development of the School of Civic Life and Leadership, the UNC Faculty Council focused primarily on how faculty felt about the process of the school’s creation so far.  The meeting included a presentation on how the School of Data Science and Society was developed and votes to pass two resolutions regarding the Board of Trustees' actions and the IDEAs in Action curriculum. 

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