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Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 -- Two former Presidents of the UNC System who will lead a commission to assess the System's governing structure say the panel will examine models across the country and try to better define the roles of board members and organize for success.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 -- Coming up with ways to make those who lead the UNC System and its campuses more representative of the state and its needs is an important and timely mission. Rather than seeing it as a threat to legislative leaders' power, Sen. Phil Berger and others should embrace Gov. Roy Cooper's proposal. It will work to help assure North Carolina can maintain a top-notch system of public higher education.
North Carolina may be closer to redistricting reform than some voters realize.
Republican businessman Art Pope and former UNC System President Tom Ross tell a crowd at Duke University that they've had positive conservations with North Carolina legislators about changing the way lawmakers draw election maps.
Paul Specht, PolitiFact reporter
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -- The obsessive micromanagement of the campuses leaves the UNC System leaderless. Individual institutions are in constant confusion. Unless this ends, the system is in jeopardy of being unable to attract the best administrators, brightest researchers and most inspiring teachers while serving our state's aspiring young minds. It all diminishes UNC's reputation.
March 17, 2019 -- Republican lawmakers have named conservatives of their own party to the Board of Governors and changed the governance rules to diminish any appointive authority in the governor's office. This type of action risks turning the Board of Governor's into a purely political organization doing the bidding of our legislative leaders. And, in our opinion, that puts our university's reputation in peril.
Around 300 experts, activists and academics gathered at Duke University for a conference on redistricting reform. And they say the time is right to change how political maps are drawn in North Carolina.
Tyler Dukes, WRAL investigative reporter