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Marty Kotis and the Student Body President Debate

UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairman David Boliek advised trustees to stay out of student government campaigns and elections, but Trustee Mary Kotis did not follow that advice.   First reported in this article by NC Policy Watch, on February 7, 2022 Kotis not only attended the online debate between candidates for student body

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We see many troubling signs on the horizon at Carolina

We are responding to a recent opinion piece by David Boliek, Chair of the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, which objects to recent articles in the News and Observer about actions taken by the leadership of the General Assembly that have been harmful to UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC System. Mr. Boliek ends his

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Paul Fulton Suggestions for Good Governance

In our February 2, 2022 webinar, Winston-Salem businessman and former Board of Governors member Mr. Paul Fulton provided suggestions for how the UNC system governing bodies can provide stability and leadership that empowers not distracts. Some of his suggestions: Ensure that the diversity of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees matches the diversity

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Eric Johnson: #CarolinaLove

What do you value/love about Carolina? My love for Carolina is in the same category as my love for America: a set of impossibly idealistic aspirations, rarely achieved but always worth striving toward. I think it’s an absolute miracle that a deeply impoverished southern state built this place, sustained it for two centuries, and continues

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Politics and University Governance

While politics have been a factor in university governance in the past, the level of overreach UNC is experiencing is unprecedented.  We asked Former Chancellor Holden Thorp, Chancellor Emeritus James Moeser, and SACSCOC President Belle Wheelan to share their perspectives on how politics in university governance has changed over time.  Check out their responses about

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What Does It Mean to Love Carolina?

By Mimi Chapman “He loves Carolina.”  “She really loves Carolina.” “Of course, they love Carolina.” Referencing generous alums, trusted advisors, sports coaches, legislators, recent graduates, trustees’ past and present, the “loving Carolina” moniker is applied to so many. Everyone it seems “loves Carolina.”  I don’t doubt it, but such catch phrases are often a kind

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Webinar Recording: How University Governance Impacts UNC

On February 2, 2022 UNC-CH Chancellor Emeritus James Moeser moderated a panel discussion on university governance. Topics included shared governance, university governance practices, current governance challenges, governance board overreach, and how accreditation issues are impacted by governing decisions. Featured speakers were:– Paul Fulton – Former dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School and former member of

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