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  • See Chart Apr 12, 2:50 p.m.

    I stand corrected she is not the UNC system wide Chancellor.
    Perhaps she will put emphasis on education for a change not on
    Sports, I know not a chance brawn beats brains anyday in the
    marketplace that School sports have now become, I just want equal
    time for nerds & the Arts , guess I am in the new minority.
    Yes! I also know some brainpower is needed in Sports ,sorry bout dat.

  • GravyPig Apr 12, 2:29 p.m.

    "It's disappointing, but not particularly surprising, that the reaction to this choice is primarily smack talk and ill-informed snap judgments. Let's hope the new chancellor is wise enough not to pay any attention to the opinions of people like the ones posting their negative comments here." -
    Ken D

    You know Ken, you seem to have some of the most reasonable posts on here. Cool, calm, and level headed. Very well spoken.

  • itlsss Apr 12, 2:20 p.m.

    Her education looks heavy on California. That's what UNC really needs!

  • Relic Apr 12, 2:11 p.m.

    "ill-informed snap judgments"

    Dartmouth = Political Correctness. Not ill informed nor a snap judgement. There's such a thing as using the intardnet for legitimate research about someone or something.

  • Relic Apr 12, 2:10 p.m.

    Dartmouth????? You gotta be kidding me? Let the PC games begin.

  • podtalk Apr 12, 1:46 p.m.

    I wonder if she'll listen to Rush from 12 to 3 everyday?
    meeper
    April 12, 2013 1:26 p.m.
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    Lets hope so, better than listening to anything coming out of Washington.

  • williammjohnston Apr 12, 1:32 p.m.

    Obviously not because she is a beauty queen!

  • junkmail7276 Apr 12, 1:21 p.m.

    Transitioning from a small, private, academically-elite school like Dartmouth to a large, public, academically-challenged school like unc might prove difficult.

  • Ken D. Apr 12, 1:09 p.m.

    It's disappointing, but not particularly surprising, that the reaction to this choice is primarily smack talk and ill-informed snap judgments. Let's hope the new chancellor is wise enough not to pay any attention to the opinions of people like the ones posting their negative comments here.

  • GravyPig Apr 12, 12:48 p.m.

    ""Give her a chance she may have the qualities of a thinker and leader such as William Friday."

    Who doesn't hope so?" - raleighboy524

    Judging by your comments, you don't seem to hope so.

    People sure are negative about this whole thing. Bashing UNC, bashing her, looking for alterior motives to her coming to UNC. Why not give her the chance to show you what she's made of. Then if she fails to perform, you can talk some smack.

    She hasn't even taken the position or worked a single day and everyone seems to be ready watch her fail.

  • chuckbiscuits Apr 12, 12:47 p.m.

    "A New England liberal, that's all we need in NC!"

    Judging by the last 150 years of NC history and the recent behavior the the NCGA, that's probably better than an NC conservative, at least until moderates get some political control.

  • BigUNCFan Apr 12, 12:39 p.m.

    My main concern with her is her age. It takes a while to be on the faculty at a school and she has been at Dartmouth for 30 years.

    Also, does she have any idea as to the culture at UNC.

    They did this at UVA as well, hiring an older woman who had no prior association with the school (in her 60s) as president. She was ousted over the summer and then in an uproar, reinstated. Anyway, her results have been mix. I suspect in both cases, the hires were at least partly driven by the desire to have a diversity in the top post.

    Let's hope it works out.

    For age alone, I suspect in 5 to 10 years, UNC will probably be looking again.

  • jdupree Apr 12, 12:37 p.m.

    The Dartmouth Dartblog, a daily Dartmouth publication has several not so favorable articles reg her. They point toward excessive spending. Take a look for yourself. Articles go back to the early 2000s.

  • dirtydozen431 Apr 12, 12:30 p.m.

    Democrats are the only ones that label persons by race and or sex first.

  • jdupree Apr 12, 12:23 p.m.

    A New England liberal, that's all we need in NC!

  • charlesboyer Apr 12, 12:03 p.m.

    Not sure why it is such a big deal that UNC's new chancellor is a woman. It's not like NC State, UNC Asheville and the UNC System itself haven't had female leaders in the past.

  • Cock a doodle doo Apr 12, 11:36 a.m.

    "People of North Carolina should be proud of this selection and excited for what she may do for the University and NC!" ============================================================ ==== Based upon what?
    stymieindurham

    Based upon the efforts of a highly talented pool of people who have been tasked with vetting and interviewing dozens of very qualified people.

  • gordonbabe Apr 12, 11:34 a.m.

    Sure, sure. Bring in a woman so she can clean up after the mess...

  • matt_wood Apr 12, 11:23 a.m.

    "they don't need a thinker... they need a problem solver"

    Um, those are kinda the same thing... unless you're not thinking when problem solving, in which case you're not solving problems you're only making them worse!

  • stymieindurham Apr 12, 11:22 a.m.

    "People of North Carolina should be proud of this selection and excited for what she may do for the University and NC!"
    ============================================================
    ====
    Based upon what?

  • Cock a doodle doo Apr 12, 11:12 a.m.

    "I think UNC is going to have to close some campuses and someone new might effect that change easier." - See Chart

    You do realize she is not the President of the UNC System? And even if she were, that decision to close an UNC campus would not be up to her. She is the new Chancellor at 1 campus, the University of NC at Chapel Hill.

  • See Chart Apr 12, 10:57 a.m.

    Judging from the amount of negative comments here
    about her iffy leadership criteria ,she has an uphill battle in her future with UNC already.
    Good luck Chancellor elect Folt.
    I think UNC is going to have to close some campuses and someone
    new might effect that change easier.

  • Cock a doodle doo Apr 12, 10:49 a.m.

    "As a retired faculty member" . . . "It does seem that there were no experienced leaders applying for the job and likewise when Thorp was selected." -retprof

    ha hah ha, this thread is just getting silly with the UNC haters. I am a NCSU alum and it's frustrating to see all the ridiculous badmouthing. People of North Carolina should be proud of this selection and excited for what she may do for the University and NC!

  • kbrianf Apr 12, 10:36 a.m.

    You guys are a trip!

  • superman Apr 12, 10:35 a.m.

    she may have the qualities of a thinker and leader such as William Friday. Fun

    They dont need a thinker. They need someone who has a strong backbone who can make tough decisions. They need a problem solver with experience dealing with difficult people and difficult issues. The board just didnt look far enough.

  • superman Apr 12, 10:28 a.m.

    Her position there must have been very rocky. You dont leave your job, your community and your home after being there for 30 years without a very good reason. I also think that you have to work for the state 5 years before you have a vested interest--that is you quailfy for a small retirment. Retirment is based not only on the salary but the years of service. She has no experience as being "president" Coming in second is not the same as coming in first-no matter how you look at it. She is already over her head-she will never succeed. Too many problems. I dont have any confidence in the "board" either. They allowed the mess with Thorp to go on and on and then tell us what a wonderful job he did. Thorp couldnt even supervise travel at the school.

  • Bellar1 Apr 12, 10:26 a.m.

    from newspaper in Hanover-- uh oh
    It appears Folt does not have much experience with intercollegiate athletics, which is likely to be important as UNC-Chapel Hill tries to recover from athletic and academic scandals that have dealt a blow to the university’s reputation.

  • jgilchr Apr 12, 10:22 a.m.

    As long as the cheating stops and rape cases are not referred to the honor court she will be seen as a step up for UNC.

  • carolinagirl1976 Apr 12, 10:20 a.m.

    As an alumna, I find this an extremely dissapointing choice. UNC keeps making one bad choice after another. Just what UNC needs is a northern liberal extreme evironmentalist.

  • Cock a doodle doo Apr 12, 10:14 a.m.

    "I feel sorry for her already. She has no idea what she is stepping into." -superman

    Do you really believe she just logged into Monster.com and applied for the position willy-nilly? I bet she probably used a cut and paste cover letter too and a generic application.

  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Apr 12, 10:14 a.m.

    It is fun to laugh at all of the haters on this story. Your blind hate does not allow you to see that, UNC is taking strides to fix the mess that they brought on themselves. You guys need to grow up and stop acting like children. Ms. Folt knows exactly what she is doing and the challenges that lie ahead. The athletes ARE attending classes, as the bogus ones have been eliminated. You haters need to get a life! UNC is not going anywhere and will recover 110%!

  • Cock a doodle doo Apr 12, 10:12 a.m.

    "This woman has the same issue, no experience other than as an acting President."

    Not true. She was Provost. That's the Executive Officer of an University. And to be named an interim president of one of the world's most prestigious institutions certainly gives her more credentials.

  • Cock a doodle doo Apr 12, 10:09 a.m.

    "Strategic move given the sexual assault issues." -WRONG. That incident has just recently opened, this deliberation has involved many, many people from across the UNC Family that has been on-going for several months. It's not like a couple of people just decide, "your hired."

    And to the GOLOer concerned about recruiting, I am sure as Interim-President at Dartmouth, she is certainly successful in recruiting talented faculty for teaching and research.

    And to those who scream about her being a leftist, inclusive and open-minded individuals are usually best fit for high academia. I doubt that anyone from Bob Jones University made the initial list.

  • fbell Apr 12, 10:08 a.m.

    Dr.Folt will bring a fresh breath of New Hampshire air and innovation . She has done an outstanding job at Dartmouth. Dr Folt is no liberal, and has been well respected at a very conservative college that was all men until 20 years ago, from it's founding in the mountain wilderness in1769 (same UNC hapel Hill).

    All the iron magnolias aren't from the South, they are everywhere in the USA. I suggest "lazy rebel"
    give Dr. Folt a southern reception, before he labels anybody. Frank Bell, Dartmouth 1960' Tuck 1963

  • Milkman Apr 12, 10:01 a.m.

    Perhaps the biggest problem with Thorp was that he had no experience in the Big Chair, he had been a Dean, that's it. This woman has the same issue, no experience other than as an acting President and she must have had inside info that she wasn't going to get the permanent nod. Chapel Hill has fallen when we can't find and recruit anyone who's been at that same level for a smaller university looking to move up to the big leagues. I guess Chapel Hill is no longer the big leagues. How my alma mater has fallen.

  • mm23 Apr 12, 10:01 a.m.

    30 years in the same academic environment? I am not impressed. There is value in diverse experiences, and I think she will quickly learn that she is in way over her head.

  • lazyrebel Apr 12, 9:41 a.m.

    Just what we need a liberal woman! More problems, just like that woman at UVA.

  • raleighboy524 Apr 12, 9:35 a.m.

    "Give her a chance she may have the qualities of a thinker and leader such as William Friday."

    Who doesn't hope so? But UNC has a very, very poor track record lately of hiring key people into leadership positions. Combine that with the emerging anti-UNC, anti-academic sentiment in the Legislature, as well as the overwhelming influence of sports on UNC's leadership, and it's clear the new person will have a hard row to hoe indeed.

  • Fun Apr 12, 9:26 a.m.

    Give her a chance she may have the qualities of a thinker and leader such as William Friday.

  • superman Apr 12, 9:20 a.m.

    I feel sorry for her already. She has no idea what she is stepping into. Hope she has a lot of shoes. There are so many problems there it will take her a lifetime to even know what they are let alone try to solve them. Male or female she better have a strong reserve and tackle problems head on. When you ignore them they just dont go away. She wont last long. Never a good idea to take a job when you know there are such large problems and you will be responsible to solve them all and do it quickly. But then the board was so happy with thorp they probably wont expect much from her either. Can she save a sinking ship--dont think so.

  • I am not who you think I am Apr 12, 9:11 a.m.

    How is UNC, the selfproclaimed leader of progressive action and thinking, just now getting their first female chancellor? We had one when I was in school, more than 10 years ago.

    UNC-Asheville has had one for several years...guess they ain't so progressive in southern orange co. afterall

  • raleighboy524 Apr 12, 8:59 a.m.

    A key question is why she would leave such an outstanding institution as Dartmouth after so many years for a job at a once-outstanding state university circling the drain. Maybe just trying to cruise to retirement on the large salary from UNC.

  • KTs Reich Apr 12, 8:58 a.m.

    Wow. They had to take an interim leader. Couldn't get a real one. UNC has really fallen.

  • I am not who you think I am Apr 12, 8:50 a.m.

    she is coming from an elite private ivy league college to a university in southern orange county. Hope she likes grits and biscuits w/gravy....culture shock

  • Barely Apr 12, 8:48 a.m.

    How is UNC, the selfproclaimed leader of progressive action and thinking, just now getting their first female chancellor? We had one when I was in school, more than 10 years ago.

  • LovemyPirates Apr 12, 8:42 a.m.

    Recruiting what? Undergraduates of quality? Top tier graduate students? Prestigious and talented faculty? Surely this question doesn't refer to athletes who tend to be faux-students who are there only to win games?

  • censorbait Apr 12, 8:40 a.m.

    Sufficiently leftist. A good fit in keeping with tradition.

  • immaannoid Apr 12, 8:40 a.m.

    I don't care if the new Chancellor is female, male or some combination thereof, I just hope that they take care of the enormous administrative bloat at UNC. Then I hope Chancellors at the other UNC System Universities take note and do the same thing.

  • I am not who you think I am Apr 12, 8:35 a.m.

    Strategic move given the sexual assault issues.

    How, does a female in this position make everything all better

  • raleighboy524 Apr 12, 8:35 a.m.

    Let's all pray this is a good choice. UNC Chapel Hill is sinking fast.

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