UNC board moves to accept Folt resignation this month, earlier than expected

Inside Higher Ed: The University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors on Tuesday afternoon voted to accept the resignation of Carol L. Folt, chancellor of the Chapel Hill campus, effective at the end of January, months earlier than Folt said she planned to leave during a surprise dual announcement Monday.

Folt announced Monday she was authorizing the removal of the remnants of the Silent Sam Confederate monument from the heart of campus. The base and commemorative plaques from the monument, which itself was toppled by protesters in August, were removed overnight, to be preserved until the statue’s future is decided.

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