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UNC-Chapel Hill Students Bid Farewell To Chancellor Folt

Dozens of UNC-Chapel Hill students gathered at the Carolina Union Tuesday to say goodbye to Chancellor Carol Folt, who steps down Thursday. “She’s known for her selfies and whatnot, so I want to do it one last time,” said student Sarah Kahn, as she waited in line with a friend for a slice of pizza -- and the chance to take a selfie with her outgoing chancellor. (WUNC)

Charles Scott calls UNC system board's treatment of Folt 'petty'

Usually when I interview my second-favorite Tar Heel basketball player of all time, , he is soft-spoken, measured and thoughtful. When we spoke recently, he was just as measured and thoughtful as ever, but the passion in his voice seemed in danger of singeing the telephone line. "Passion," my eye: anger is what I heard in his voice. And disappointment. (

UNC chancellor Carol Folt says goodbye with pizza and Carolina blue cupcakes

University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt posed in Carolina blue and handed out pizza and cupcakes Tuesday to the hundreds of students who lined up to take selfies with her. Folt hosted a pizza party as a way to say goodbye before she leaves the university in the wake of her decision to remove the pedestal of the Silent Sam Confederate statue. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Folt prepares to move on to her ‘new and next’

Chancellor Carol L. Folt departs the University of North Carolina campus this week, after serving nearly six years as the University’s 11th chancellor. Carolina’s first woman chancellor, Folt arrived on campus in 2013, vowing to develop new ways of doing business, intensify entrepreneurial activities and adopt “a powerful unifying strategy for Carolina." (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Carol Folt, Weekend Recap

Recap a big women's basketball win over top-ranked Notre Dame and visit with UNC chancellor Carol Folt in Tuesday's Carolina Insider podcast hosted by Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas in partnership with Learfield Sports and DGital Media. (

Rams Club Athletic Boosters Look To Sell Up To $98M In Tax Free Bonds

The Rams Club wants to sell $98 million in new tax-free bonds, but the UNC Chapel Hill athletics booster club needs approval from the North Carolina Treasurer's office first, and that's not a slam dunk. Local governments and certain nonprofits can sell tax free bonds. These are generally for projects in the public interest, says State Treasurer Dale Folwell. (WUNC)

Interim UNC System President Doesn’t Want Silent Sam Back on McCorkle Place

The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors met on Friday for the first time with Dr. Bill Roper serving as interim president. But with all of the new parts of the meeting, Silent Sam was still a major topic of the day. The Confederate monument stood on the UNC – Chapel Hill campus for more than 100 years before protesters toppled the statue last August. (

Carolina receives record-setting number of first-year applications for 14th consecutive year

For the 14th consecutive year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a record-setting number of first-year applications. The 44,784 applications for fall 2019 reflect a 3 percent increase over applicants for fall 2018. The University expects to enroll a first-year class of 4,200 students and an additional 800 transfer students. (

Q&A with UNC Chancellor Carol Folt

I’ve also been very concerned about public safety, as you know. Over the holiday, it was a chance when we weren’t having the issues of safety so directly for all of us to think about it. I had the report from the safety panel that led us to understand fully the real risks and stresses to a campus that is under constant threat of disruption and some of those could be very dangerous. (

UNC Athletics Surpasses $100 Million Mark

North Carolina’s athletic department surpassed $100 million in annual revenue and expenses for the first time during the 2017-18 fiscal year, finishing with a surplus of over $2.1 million. UNC finished the fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, with total operating revenue of $104,571,404 and total operating expenses of $102,430,558. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams on Carol Folt’s Resignation: ‘She’s Just Done an Admirable Job’

On Monday, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt announced her resignation in a letter to the student body. In the letter, she said it was the “privilege of [her] life to serve as chancellor of this great university” and authorized UNC to remove the remainder of the Silent Sam monument at McCorkle Place. Speaking on his radio show, reacted to the news of Folt’s resignation. (

BOG approves Folt's resignation, pushes official resignation to Jan. 31

The UNC System Board of Governors voted to make Chancellor Carol Folt's resignation effective Jan. 31. Folt announced her plan to resign on Monday with intentions to resign following spring commencement. In the same announcement, she ordered the removal of Silent Sam's pedestal. It was removed early Tuesday. The BOG was not previously aware of Folt's plan to resign. (Daily Tar Heel)
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