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UNC meets to discuss ways to improve race relations, campus security and safety

Posted January 28, 2020 10:49 p.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2020 11:06 p.m. EST

— Officials with the University of North Carolina say they are working to reassure students, parents and faculty that it is is taking safety seriously.

Race relations and campus security continue to be front and center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Tuesday night, hundreds met to discuss many issues, including diversity on campus.

Topics of police behavior during protests, sexual violence and danger, anti-racist activism and physical safety were all part of the conversation. UNC's new chancellor, Kevin Guskiewicz, said they are all issues he's working to combat.

"I think race in America, racial tension is certainly ... it’s important and it exists and and every campus is struggling with it grappling with it," Guskiewicz said.

The chancellor also said this is just one of many planned conversations to try and bring the community and the campus together.

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