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Sources: UNC chancellor to become new Michigan State president

BY: - December 7, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz will become the next president of Michigan State University, according to sources at Michigan State directly involved in the decision. On Thursday morning the university announced a special meeting of its board of trustees for Friday at 8 a.m. The meeting, which will be livestreamed, includes a personnel action. The […]

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Trust, rumors and tough decisions as UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor weighs MSU presidency

BY: - December 5, 2023

In the nearly three weeks since UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz confirmed he is weighing taking the presidency at Michigan State University, he has not officially resigned his position, saying only that he is still considering his next move. Meanwhile, trustees, faculty members, students and even legislators have urged him to either continue leading UNC […]

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The uncivil origins of the School of Civic Life and Leadership at UNC

BY: - October 19, 2023

Civil discourse in a democratic society must entail more than a polite exchange of views. It must also entail honesty, freedom from coercion, and commitment to rules that all participants understand and agree to, and which are not subject to unilateral change by one party seeking advantage. Ironically, all of these characteristics have largely been […]

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Controversial new UNC-Chapel Hill school moving forward with $1 million private donation

BY: - September 29, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees heard more on the progress of university’s controversial new school Thursday, getting an update from the provost and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The school has already secured a $1 million pledge from a private foundation in addition to $4 million in funding from the General Assembly […]

Reporter Joe Killian on the effort by Republican lawmakers to remake our public universities

BY: - September 25, 2023

For several years now, North Carolina’s Republican-dominated state legislature has been pursuing a determined effort to overhaul the state’s university system. Whether it’s the makeup of the boards and chancellors that oversee the system and its various campuses, or the actual academic programs the campuses house and the professors they hire and fire, conservative politicians […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees member officially running for state auditor

BY: - September 21, 2023

It’s official: Dave Boliek, member and former chair of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, is running for the GOP nomination for State Auditor. As Newsline reported earlier this month, Boliek changed his voter registration from Democratic to Republican in June as he was considering a run for auditor — his first for public office. […]

Outgoing UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees chair considering run for state auditor as Republican

BY: - September 11, 2023

Dave Boliek, the outgoing chairman of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has his eye on a new challenge: a possible run for the Republican nomination for state auditor. “I haven’t decided yet, but I’m 99 percent of the way there,” Boliek, a longtime Democrat until three months ago, told Newsline Thursday. The move may […]

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Attorney says Supreme Court affirmative action ruling prompts overreaction at UNC

BY: - August 29, 2023

The UNC System’s recent directives to its campuses on how to react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on race in admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard University reflect the politics of the system’s political appointees more than sound legal reasoning, according to a prominent civil rights attorney who argued the case. When civil rights […]

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Monday numbers: Diversity, appointments and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees

BY: - August 28, 2023

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision against the consideration of race in admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard University, the campus and UNC System level governing boards have wrestled with the issue of racial diversity — its value in higher education, and how and whether to pursue it. Last month, the […]

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New legislation expands UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State boards of trustees

BY: - August 17, 2023

The General Assembly is expanding the campus-level boards of trustees at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University under a new bill ratified today. It now goes to Gov. Cooper, who can sign or veto it, or let it become law without his signature. Among many other changes, Senate Bill 512 would increase the membership of both […]

Ida B. Wells Society relocates from UNC-Chapel Hill to Morehouse College

BY: - February 2, 2023

The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Journalism will relocate from UNC-Chapel Hill to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. The society, named for the pioneering Black investigative journalist, is dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting and promoting diverse voices in news organizations. It has been […]

UNC-Chapel Hill reaches settlement with Nikole Hannah-Jones, avoiding lawsuit

BY: - July 15, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill has reached a settlement with acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones over the failed attempt to hire the her last year, avoiding a potential lawsuit. Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of the best-selling 1619 Project, was courted by the university’s journalism school for a Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism. Policy Watch broke the […]