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Faculty members surprised, concerned as UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor weighs exit

BY: - November 17, 2023

Members of the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty were blindsided by this week’s revelation that Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz is weighing leaving the university to become president of Michigan State University. As faculty members, staff, students and alumni await his decision, they are anticipating a difficult and politically fraught search process for Carolina’s next leader. “This came as […]

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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 […]

UNC-Chapel Hill community mourns, seeks answers in wake of fatal shooting

BY: - August 30, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill was in shock and mourning Tuesday following an on-campus shooting in which police say a graduate student killed the professor who acted as his academic advisor. Tailei Qi, 34, made his first appearance in Orange County criminal court Tuesday, where he faces charges of 1st degree murder and possession of a firearm on […]

Faculty member killed in campus shooting at UNC-Chapel Hill

BY: - August 28, 2023

A graduate student allegedly shot and killed a faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill Monday afternoon, according to university officials and police, locking down the campus for several hours. The suspect, Tailei Qi, a graduate student in applied physical sciences, was taken into custody Monday afternoon. Formal charges are pending, police said at a press conference […]

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Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling spurs a political battle over college admission policies

BY: - July 24, 2023

When UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz faced questions about a new tuition and outreach program from the UNC Board of Governors last week, it laid bare a looming political conflict at colleges across the nation. How will they react to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against race in admissions? And will they face pressure […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor faces UNC Board of Governors questions over tuition plan

BY: - July 20, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz appeared before a special meeting of the UNC System Board of Governors Wednesday to explain his plan to fully cover tuition and fees for in-state students whose families earn less than $80,000 a year. The plan would apply only to students enrolling at UNC-Chapel Hill, not other campuses within the […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor to talk free tuition plan with UNC Board of Governors

BY: - July 14, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz will give a presentation at a special meeting of the UNC Board of Governors next week on his plan to cover the costs of tuition and fees for students whose families make less than $80,000 a year. The plan, announced last week, stirred some controversy among members of the Board […]

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As UNC-Chapel Hill announces free tuition, political appointees raise questions, push back

BY: - July 10, 2023

When UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced last week the university would begin providing free tuition and required fees for students whose families make less than $80,000 a year, it came as a surprise. Not just to the general public, but to the university’s board of trustees and the UNC System Board of Governors, as […]

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As GOP lawmakers target university tenure, faculty and campus leaders sound the alarm

BY: - April 28, 2023

As the legislative session picks up pace in Raleigh this month, UNC System faculty members, students, alumni and even chancellors are pushing back against a slate of bills they say would fundamentally alter higher education in North Carolina, with potentially disastrous results for the system and the state. The ambitious package of legislation would, among other […]

UNC-Chapel Hill announces new vice chancellor of communications

BY: - July 28, 2022

Kamrhan Farwell has been named UNC-Chapel Hill’s next vice chancellor of communications, the university announced Thursday. Farwell, now the vice chancellor and chief marketing and communications officer at the University of Missouri, will begin at UNC-Chapel Hill Sept. 26. She replaces Joel Curran, who left the university last October to take a position at the […]

UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees defend secretive vote on provost, take a new one in emergency meeting

BY: - December 14, 2021

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees again approved a new provost in an emergency meeting Tuesday, though its chairman insisted a secretive vote last week on the same issue was legal and appropriate. “While I am confident that we took the action appropriately last week, it is important to me that we end any speculation […]

Republican lawmakers take on diversity training, decry “indoctrination” at UNC-Chapel Hill

BY: - November 4, 2021

Republican state lawmakers are taking issue with equity, diversity and inclusion programs at UNC-Chapel Hill. In a letter this week to UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, N.C. House Majority Whip Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) cited a piece in Carolina Review, the campus conservative publication, about the UNC Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life mandating a training […]