UNC Public Safety officers arrested and charged Irving Allen, Femi Mimi Brown Shittu, Jen Myers and Madeleine Scanlon with disrupting an official meeting and resisting arrest, according to a Facebook post by Bryan Perlmutter, director of Ignite NC, an activist organization focused on social justice issues in the state.
The future of affirmative action in University admissions is uncertain, thanks to a case currently before the Supreme Court.
UNC has found itself at the heart of another lawsuit, this one alleging a violation of federal antitrust laws.
Following a week of big announcements, the UNC-system Board of Governors met in committee sessions Thursday. Former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was elected Oct. 23, as the next system president and board Chairperson John Fennebresque resigned Monday — leaving the board’s leadership in a state of transition until Spellings assumes the presidency in March.