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On the steps of South Building: The decade according to UNC's chancellors

How do you navigate the campus chaos of the NCAA scandal or the toppling of Silent Sam? How do you balance the wishes of students, faculty, and legislators alike? How do you handle the responsibility of having the final word? The Daily Tar Heel spoke with all three of UNC's chancellors since 2010: Holden Thorp, Carol Folt, and Kevin Guskiewicz. (Daily Tar Heel)

Guskiewicz Promises Change, Transparency At Introductory Press Conference

UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz stood on a stage with a Carolina blue backdrop and university leadership all around him for his introductory press conference. With university Board of Trustee members, UNC System members and students around him, he made promises to lead the university forward into a new era as education and research continue to evolve. (

'Silent Sam' deal cost UNC a $1.5M grant from major foundation donor

A major foundation donor says it pulled a $1.5 million grant slated for UNC after news broke of the controversial deal between UNC system leaders and a neo-Confederate group over "Silent Sam." The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world and a key funder of academic research, withdrew the grant at "at the final stage." (

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz confirmed as 12th chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill

The UNC Board of Governors has confirmed Dr. Kevin M. Guskiewicz as the 12th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Roper and the Board of Governors selected Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz to assume the permanent role, effective immediately. Over the past 10 months, Kevin has guided UNC with a sure hand. (

UNC System Settles Silent Sam’s Future

The University of North Carolina System reached a resolution to the future of the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam on Wednesday. A court approved a consent judgement that would give possession, rights, title and interests of the statue over to the Sons of Confederate Veterans — removing UNC as the institution possessing Silent Sam. (

UNC’s Interim Chancellor Shares Comments on Clery Act Review at Trustees Meeting

A report by the Department of Education about UNC’s compliance with campus safety laws was not discussed by board members at the board of trustees’ meeting. Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, however, took time to address its findings. Guskiewicz reiterated his reaction, saying the report shows some concerning and disappointing shortcomings. (

University researchers around country send letter of support for UNC's concussion research

In a scathing response to a report by The Athletic, more than 100 reps of universities nationwide sent a letter of support to UNC. They charged that the report "made numerous baseless and unfounded criticisms against Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, the UNC Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center, and the larger concussion research community." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Booze pushes UNC's concessions sales to new records

North Carolina is one cashing in after the state legislature granted public universities the right to sell alcoholic beverages at sporting events. In fact, through three home football games this season, UNC has netted more than $1 million in concessions sales and set two sales records. Against Clemson, concessions blasted through the record set just weeks before. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Football Update, Vice Chancellor of Communications Joel Curran, and More

Jones Angell and Adam Lucas give an update on where UNC stands halfway through the football season. Then Vice Chancellor of Communications at UNC, Joel Curran, joins the Pod to discuss communicating the university message and a memorable mix-up with in college. Plus, audio of the prank call which led to his marriage. (

UNC Pushes Back Against Research Allegations in The Athletic

UNC interim chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz has long been viewed as one of the leading concussion researchers in the world. But a report published in The Athletic claimed that for years UNC student-athletes, particularly football players, were testing positive for ADHD at abnormally high rates – which the report claims could have tainted some research. (
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