Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to his new position in February, following the unexpected resignation of former Chancellor Carol Folt. Following a controversial year on UNC’s campus, and a little over a month from the Board of Governors’ May meeting, University desk editor Myah Ward sat down with Guskiewicz to discuss recent incidents and the future of UNC’s campus.
On Thursday, the Triangle Business Journal released emails from former Chancellor Carol Folt, drafting the public announcement of her resignation and the removal of Silent Sam's base.
"This is the second time in two weeks I have had to share information with you about the discovery of racist or hateful messages on our campus," Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz wrote in an email to campus.
UNC Police also discovered an art installation outside Hanes Art Center was also vandalized with hateful language and slurs.
Board of Governors member Steve Long told WUNC on Tuesday that BOG Chairperson Harry Smith is the reason for not only the resignation of ECU's chancellor this week, but for many of the recent UNC-system departures.
As interim dean, Rhodes will oversee nearly 17,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students, in addition to more than 70 academic departments, curricula, programs, centers and institutes, the announcements said.
Katharine Shriver, speaker of the 99th Undergraduate Senate, released a statement Tuesday about student body presidential candidate Tarik Woods.
Since 2016, Guskiewicz has been the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a college that has over 70 academic departments, programs, institutes and centers. The college has over 17,000 undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students.
On Jan. 28 the Orange County Board of Education approved the county’s first racial equity policy that addresses inequity in the district and plans to provide each student with equal access to education.
There was no evidence of conspiracy between UNC and any of the demonstrators involved in the monument's removal, the report states.