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UNC Board of Governors 'cannot support' $5.3M plan to house Silent Sam statue on UNC campus

The UNC Board of Governors said it "cannot support" the plan put forth by the UNC Board of Trustees to spend $5.3 million to house Silent Sam. The Board of Governors met in closed session on Friday, debating what to do with the statue. Board Chairman Harry Smith cited student safety and the large price tag as reasons the university system decided against supporting the plan. (ABC 11)

UNC proposes $5.3M plan to build new on-campus history and education center for Silent Sam

The UNC Board of Trustees proposed a new $5.3 million construction project to create a history and education center to house Silent Sam monument. Protesters toppled the Confederate monument in August. Because of legal statutes protecting Silent Sam, UNC leaders have been tasked with figuring out how to safely return the monument to campus. (ABC 11)

Audio: Interview with Rick Steinbacher

UNC Athletics impacts the lives of more than 800 student-athletes each year. , UNC’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Communications, discusses topics such as UNC’s 10 head coaches with national titles under their belt, the ACC broadcast center that’s under construction, the economic impact of a single football game and more. (

The Makings of a Quick Deal

It was in 1997 that Bubba Cunningham first met . The UNC athletic director, then Notre Dame’s associate AD for finance and facilities, made the trip to Chapel Hill to get a sneak at the yet-to-be-completed $48 million Kenan Football Center. In classic style, the Tar Heel coach sold the Fighting Irish officials on more than just the allure of a new facility. (Inside Carolina)

Saturday provides a chance for a one-on-one chat with Bubba Cunningham

For those of you who don’t know, for the last couple of years Bubba Cunningham has been leading a “Healthy Heels” initiative and holding a Gameday 5K on every Saturday that the Tar Heels have a game in Kenan Memorial Stadium. The run starts at the Fleet Feet in Carrboro and makes its way through campus, past the Bell Tower and Old Well, and back to Fleet Feet. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Gets Extension for Silent Sam Proposal

UNC will have beyond November 15 to submit a plan to the UNC System Board of Governors for the “disposition and preservation” of the Confederate monument on the campus known as Silent Sam. The initial deadline was set after protesters pulled the statue from its pedestal on August 20. Board of Governors chair Harry Smith said campus officials had asked for an extension. (

Dr. William Roper announced as interim UNC-system president

In an emergency Board of Governors session Thursday, Dr. William L. Roper from the UNC School of Medicine was selected as the interim president of the UNC System. The announcement comes one week after UNC-system President Margaret Spellings' plan to leave her position was made public. Spellings is under contract until March 1, but Roper will assume the role Jan. 1. (Daily Tar Heel)

Margaret Spellings to leave as UNC system president, sources say

UNC system President Margaret Spellings plans to step down, sources told WRAL News on Thursday. Although the timing of her departure hasn't been set, Spellings wants to return to her home state of Texas, the sources said. The UNC Board of Governors has scheduled an emergency meeting for 10 a.m. Friday morning "to consider an executive personnel matter." (

Folt announces recontextualization of Kenan Memorial Stadium

UNC has decided to change the plaques in its football stadium honoring William R. Kenan Sr. following a report by The Daily Tar Heel on Kenan Sr.'s ties to the 1898 Wilmington Massacre. Kenan Sr.'s son, William R. Kenan Jr., was the donor who left his fortune to the University — a $95 million donation, which made the construction of the stadium possible. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC announces $2 million initiative to help students and families affected by Hurricane Florence

UNC announced Thursday a $2 million Florence Student Emergency Fund to provide support to students faced with unexpected financial hardships following Hurricane Florence. The fund is part of a relief effort to assist students and families who were affected by the hurricane. Chancellor Carol L. Folt outlined the initiative at the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees meeting. (

Message from Chancellor Folt following Hurricane Florence

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone on campus who helped us before, during and after the storm. I am especially grateful to our staff who worked 24/7 to care for students still here, and to keep facilities running and walkways clear of debris. I also thank the team who worked in the Emergency Operations Center who monitored the storm and provided regular updates to the community. (

Bubba Cunningham To Serve On USOC Collegiate Advisory Council

University of North Carolina Director of Athletics Lawrence R. "Bubba" Cunningham has accepted an invitation to serve on the United States Olympic Committee's Collegiate Advisory Council, a 10-member group of college leaders committed to aligning, advocating and advancing national engagement and support of Olympic sport opportunities at the collegiate level. (
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