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UNC Board of Governors: Some speech is “more free” than others

“All speech is free, but some speech is more free than others.” This seems to be the motto of the current members of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors and their General Assembly backers. Like the dictatorial pigs in Orwell’s Animal Farm—who declared “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”—the Board is putting a noble veneer on self-serving and disingenuous arguments.

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Board of Governors may consider moving UNC system offices out of Chapel Hill

In the last few months the UNC Board of Governors has proposed a lot of controversial moves for the university system.

One of the latest might be the most perplexing – even to members of the board itself.

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At UNC, badly divided Board of Governors struggles to find common ground on some basic issues

At last week’s meeting of the full UNC Board of Governors, the seeds of the contentious board’s next major conflict began to sprout.

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Despite criticism, UNC Board of Governors moving ahead with campus “free speech” policy

When the UNC Board of Governors holds its full board meeting this week, it will take up several controversial questions and proposals on which its task forces and subcommittees have been working for months.

One of the most controversial—the creation of a system-wide campus “free speech” policy—has met skepticism and resistance.

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Civil liberties advocates wary of campus free speech bill under consideration by UNC Board of Governors

As the UNC Board of Governors moves toward creation of a policy to “restore and preserve free speech” on public campuses, civil liberties advocates are worried it may have the exact opposite effect.

“We worry about things that are overly broad, vague and open to interpretation,” said Susanna Birdsong, policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.

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As Board of Governors continues with conservative new road map, some worry about direction

A new UNC Board of Governors Task Force began what members called the “massive” job of analyzing UNC President Margaret Spellings’ administrative staff Monday.

The effort is so far long on ambitions and short on specifics.

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The battle for the future of UNC: Conservative members of the Board of Governors push for dramatic change

When the N.C. Senate elected Tom Fetzer to the UNC Board of Governors in March, it was widely seen as another in a series of GOP appointments designed to tilt the board - and the 17-campus system - in a more conservative direction.

Fetzer - an influential lobbyist from Wilmington, former mayor of Raleigh and chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party - left little doubt about that during a speech during the board’s contentious Sept. 7 meeting.

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Emails between Tom Ross, UNC Board of Governors show concern about Ross’ dismissal

Several members of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors contacted UNC President Tom Ross in the days after he was pushed to resign, relaying their sorrow about what happened, according to emails recently obtained by N.C. ...
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Weekly Briefing

UNC Board of Governors: Doing the Right’s dirty work

Defunding the Poverty Center is just one small part of a bigger plan for higher ed Last week’s decision by the UNC Board of Governors to dissolve three small academic centers at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central ...
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UNC Board of Governors should reject recommendation to close poverty center

One can say this about UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gene Nichol without fear of contradiction: He doesn’t seem to know when to keep his mouth shut or his keyboard quiet. Good for him! Throughout his years in North Carolina, Nichol ...
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Hannah Gage, immediate past chair of the UNC Board of Governors, discusses a new strategic direction for the UNC system

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Dr. Cheryl Locklear joins UNC Board of Governors

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