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Tuesday September 28th

Preston Lennon


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Questions surround UNC's surprise Silent Sam settlement with Confederate group

UNC has given the Silent Sam statue to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and established a $2.5 million trust fund for it, but many questions surrounding the secretive decision remain unanswered. When the UNC System announced the settlement agreement on Wednesday, many wondered how the decision came to be and where the money for the trust would come from. 

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Shakeup at ECU after videos reveal more about interim Chancellor's night out

East Carolina University's former interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach was put on administrative leave after photos of him drinking with students at a Greenville, North Carolina bar popped up on social media in late September. The situation escalated when leaked videos emerged that showed Gerlach getting into his car and haphazardly driving away on the night in question. After a repeated incident last weekend where Gerlach was photographed partying in local bars, he resigned, and the search for a new ECU chancellor has begun.

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Out of the ivory tower: The Tar Heel Bus Tour returns after 11 years

After eleven years since the last Tar Heel Bus Tour took to the roads, interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz decided to start it back up. He said it's his way of bringing back a little bit of former Chancellor Michael Hooker, who died in 1999 and who started work at UNC on the same day as Guskiewicz: July 1, 1995.  This year's bus tour began on Wednesday morning and consisted of three buses, each carrying 30 faculty and administrators who applied to attend the trip. They visited areas such as the executive mansion in Raleigh, the Bank of America Financial Center in Charlotte and schools and community centers in rural parts of the state. 

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