by Charlie Shelton
Over the past few weeks, the UNC Board of Governors has been the focus of contentious debate over academic freedom, free speech, and politics. The board yesterday (Feb. 27) voted to close three academic centers, including UNC Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.
Critics of the Board say targeting these centers was political because the work they do goes against the Republican-run state legislature. Yesterday’s meeting was filled with students and faculty questioning the Board’s motives.