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The UNC Cogeneration Facility stands in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. A recent lawsuit levied against UNC alleges the plant burns an excessive amount of coal at once and the University fails to monitor pollution control systems.

Lawsuit against UNC claims coal plant could pose health risks to community

UNC's Cogeneration Facility faces a lawsuit against its coal-burning practices from the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club. Many students think it is past time that the University switch to sustainable energy sources, since former Chancellor Holden Thorp pledged years ago that UNC would be coal-free by 2020. However, the University abandoned that plan four years ago for being greenhouse-gas neutral by 2050. Now, questions are cropping up about how the University is managing the plant, how much coal it is burning and what health risks this could pose for the surrounding community. 


Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz fields a reporter's question during an interview in South Building on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. "I've heard students express concern over the distrust that they have with police... and I remain committed to ensuring their safety," Guskiewicz said.

Chancellor Search Committee kicks off efforts for permanent Folt replacement

The Chancellor Search Committee met for the first time on Thursday to kick off the search for a new chancellor. The process is not only complex, but also confidential. Chairperson Richard Stevens said committee members should not even discuss candidates with their families. The timeline is projected to take four months, though the process could take longer. 



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Speaker Stephen Wright and Senator Sosa Evbuomwan take a role call vote during the Undergraduate Senate’s March 26 meeting.

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Speaker Stephen Wright and Senator Sosa Evbuomwan take a role call vote during the Undergraduate Senate’s March 26 meeting.


Signs taped to the base of Silent Sam in January 2018 reproached University administrators for their actions regarding the Confederate memorial.

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Signs taped to the base of Silent Sam in January 2018 reproached University administrators for their actions regarding the Confederate memorial.


Chancellor Carol Folt and university officials speak to members of the press following the UNC Board of Trustee’s Dec. 3 meeting, where the board announced its proposal for the future of Silent Sam, at Carolina Inn.

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Chancellor Carol Folt and university officials speak to members of the press following the UNC Board of Trustee’s Dec. 3 meeting, where the board announced its proposal for the future of Silent Sam, at Carolina Inn.


Members of the UNC Board of Trustees gather before the reconvening of the open session of the board’s Dec. 3 meeting, where Chancellor Folt set forth the board’s proposal for the future of Silent Sam.

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Members of the UNC Board of Trustees gather before the reconvening of the open session of the board’s Dec. 3 meeting, where Chancellor Folt set forth the board’s proposal for the future of Silent Sam.


Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor and congress editor at The New York Times, spoke with UNC School of Media and Journalism professor Ryan Thornburg about growing up Jewish in Atlanta, the current state of the press and the rise of bigotry in the United States on Monday.

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Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor and congress editor at The New York Times, spoke with UNC School of Media and Journalism professor Ryan Thornburg about growing up Jewish in Atlanta, the current state of the press and the rise of bigotry in the United States on Monday.