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'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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'It's important they understand:' Leaders in Silent Sam reversal aim to educate next generation

This fall brings the first academic year that a full campus of undergraduate students will have never walked past the Silent Sam statue. Alumni and community members involved in the reversal of the $2.5 million Silent Sam settlement gathered this past week to reflect on the case.  "Even though progress might be slow, over the long term, it is possible to implement change in a system that seems so resistant to change," Walter Jackson, chairperson of UNC's Black Pioneers and a 1967 UNC alumnus, said. 

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