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  • meeper Sep 21, 2:06 p.m.

    If the truth be known, I'll bet he was asked to resign because he told the board that he made a mistake by voting for Obama in '08.

    By refusing to march in lockstep(pun)politically with the rest of the UNC campus it was time for him to go.

  • Hill55 Sep 21, 11:29 a.m.

    Nice guy, bright guy, horrible CEO.

    Should have fired Davis a year earlier.

  • lb27608 Sep 21, 11:06 a.m.

    "Of course not, the reality is that they demanded his resignation." - westernwake1

    I very much doubt that this happened. The BOT would not be asking him to reconsider if the BOG had asked him to resign.

  • br549znc Sep 21, 10:50 a.m.

    Good. He doesn't need to change his mind.

  • NCSU84 Sep 21, 9:32 a.m.

    Ross should be a afraid that he might be next!

  • derekjames2001 Sep 21, 9:02 a.m.

    Trying to talk Holden out of retiring? Very interesting...In a related story, we are trying to put Borock Hussein Obama back in office.

  • superman Sep 20, 7:58 p.m.

    I remember a smart famous person who said North Carolina is beginning to look like Mississippi. I totally agree with her opnion.

  • Southern Girl Sep 20, 7:22 p.m.

    So, the decision is final. I think it is the right one. Can we move on now - everything has been said, over and over again.

    So glad Coach Williams is out of the hospital.

  • dws Sep 20, 7:16 p.m.

    Wolfspeaking here, but as far as Holden Thorp is concerned, let it go. I dare say he was handcuffed by a combination of Ram's Club, Board of Governors and Board of Trustee members.

    Focus on them.

  • thewayitis Sep 20, 6:45 p.m.

    Good.

  • UNCfuturealumi Sep 20, 6:38 p.m.

    Why would he change his mind. He can teach and keep the salary and give up the worries of all the trash that is happening there.

  • Mike H Sep 20, 6:36 p.m.

    Smartest thing Thorp has done all year.

  • westernwake1 Sep 20, 6:35 p.m.

    "UNC president says Thorp doesn't plan to change mind"

    Of course not, the reality is that they demanded his resignation.

  • ConservativeVoter Sep 20, 5:51 p.m.

    Thorp knows he's guilty.

    He's resigning before he gets terminated.

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