As the UNC System searches for a president and UNC searches for a chancellor, the prospect of a having a leader from the corporate world adds to the existing conversation among some faculty about the corporatization of higher education. Corporatization at colleges refers to the infusion of corporate values into higher education, and many faculty members see it as an issue because of its effects on shared governance between faculty and administrators. Here is why some think corporate values in higher education is a positive thing, and some fear their influence.
On Tuesday, the University released a report completed by attorney Chris Swecker that said officers involved in four Silent Sam-related events did not have biases or affiliations.
Harry Smith will leave the Board of Governors on Feb. 1, according to WITN. His term was set to run through 2021.
Ron Mitchelson will serve as the new interim chancellor for East Carolina University, following Dan Gerlach's controversial resignation on Saturday.
The University has named George E. Battle III as its first vice chancellor for institutional integrity and risk management, in response to safety-related incidents over the past few years.
UnKoch My Campus' executive director spoke to UNC professors about accepting money from the Charles Koch Foundation, as professors continue to disagree about whether Koch's donations are problematic.
Chapel Hill Police arrested Vernon Lamont Reed, 46, for the sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 13 at the Shortbread Lofts parking deck, according to a statement the Town of Chapel Hill released Monday.
Bill Roper will serve as UNC-system interim president through June 2020 to give the Presidential Search Committee time to find a permanent replacement, UNC-System Media Relations announced Wednesday. Roper has "no plans to seek" the position of a permanent system president.
Harry Smith will step down as chairperson of the Board of Governors effective Oct. 1, according to UNC-System Media Relations.
The U.S. Department of Education has ordered UNC and Duke University to revise their joint Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies in order to continue receiving federal funding from Title VI. The Department said the UNC-Duke CMES used federal funds for purposes not outlined in Title VI and lacked balance in its instruction.
Anti-Confederate protesters placed flags around McCorkle Place with facts and names related to police brutality and white supremacy.
Anti-Confederates put a small cardboard guillotine on McCorkle Place that said "Racist Statues Get the Blade."
Anti-Confederates organized the "Nazis Suck Potluck 2" to oppose the pro-Confederate protest at the Peace and Justice Plaza.
Anti-Confederate demonstrators held up signs protesting the Confederate supporters and police brutality in front of the pro-Confederates.
Pro-Confederate protesters left the Peace and Justice Plaza at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
The Carolina Union Activities Board encouraged students to guess the 2019 Jubilee performer before the reveal on Friday.
CUAB announced Wednesday that Waka Flocka Flame will be the 2018 Jubilee performer.