UNC chancellor forced to leave job

January 18, 2019

A day after the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chancellor announced her resignation and approved the removal of the remains of “Silent Sam,” a Confederate monument, the school’s board asked her to leave weeks earlier than she’d planned.

Chancellor Carol Folt announced Monday that she had authorized the move of the Confederate monument’s base and that she would resign after graduation in May. On Tuesday, the UNC board of governors accepted Folt’s resignation and gave her until January 31 to leave her job, according to a brief statement released by the university system.

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