Maeve Sheehey

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Protesters drape a flag that reads "Rest in Power: Heather Heyer" over the Silent Sam monument. Heyer was hit and killed by a car that drove into a crowd during the Charlottesville protests.

The 2010s: the decade that changed everything

The 2010s were, for many, the decade that changed everything for UNC. There was the NCAA scandal, Clery Act violations, massive turnover of legislators in Raleigh that affected the BOG and budget cuts that continued after the Great Recession of 2008. Two chancellors resigned amidst controversies and the UNC System president position saw a significant shakeup as well.  Here's a look at the biggest events that have changed the University over the past 10 years. Some view the decade as a "crumble," while others are optimistic entering the 2020s — whatever they may bring. 


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‘It’s a disgrace’: UNC will give Silent Sam to Sons of Confederate Veterans after suit

The UNC System Board of Governors postponed its decision on Silent Sam multiple times after the monument's toppling in August. On Wednesday, it announced a settlement agreement with the North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans that follows the group's suit against the UNC System and BOG.  Under the settlement agreement, Silent Sam will be returned to the group — not to be erected in the 14 counties with UNC System schools — and UNC will set up a charitable trust of $2.5 million for the care and preservation of the monument, including a possible building to house it.   



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Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, came to campus to talk on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. 

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Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, came to campus to talk on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. 


Anti-Confederate demonstrators held up signs protesting the Confederate supporters and police brutality in front of the pro-Confederates. 

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Anti-Confederate demonstrators held up signs protesting the Confederate supporters and police brutality in front of the pro-Confederates.