CHAPEL HILL, N. C. – The Latest on meetings by the North Carolina university leaders to discuss the overthrow of a Representative image (all times are local):
The board of directors of North Carolina’s flagship university are started with a private meeting to discuss the aftermath of a protest that resulted in the overthrow of a century-old Confederate statue on the campus.
University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt addressed her trustee of the board of directors in public on Tuesday they went into a closed session. She says that the statue known as “Silent Sam” is wrong, but tearing it down was not the solution.
An agenda for the meeting says the board will receive a briefing on the criminal investigation, the future of the public safety plan and legal options for the statue, which is now in temporary storage. The board of directors, which oversees the statewide university system is having a special legal briefing later in the morning.
A week ago, protesters used ropes to pull the image during a demonstration attended by hundreds.
The boards that apply to North Carolina’s flagship university are holding special meetings for a week after the protesters tore down a century-old Confederate statue on the campus.
The University of North Carolina refused to confirm that the purpose of the specially convened meetings of Tuesday, a week after the fall of the statue known as “Silent Sam.”
The UNC system’s Board of Governors is to receive a legal briefing, according to a public agenda, which, while no further details.
Trustees of the main Chapel Hill campus are also meeting separately. Both boards plan to at least part of their meetings, in sessions closed to the public, according to the convocation.
A UNC spokeswoman refused to provide further information.
A week ago, protesters used ropes to pull the image during a protest attended by hundreds.