UNC Board funds Florence relief, weighs Silent Sam options

By Ashley Mills

At the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, Chancellor Carol Folt announced a two million dollar initiative to help the students and families who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. It’s called the Florence Student Emergency Fund.

The University will contribute one million dollars from trademark and licensing revenue, as well as income from Student Stores.

Folt says the additional one million dollars will be raised through donations.

Students who have been affected by the hurricane are urged to contact the Student Success Hub, located in the Student Union.

Also at the meeting, Folt spoke briefly to the Board of Trustees about Silent Sam. We’re six weeks away from the deadline on the statue’s future. The UNC system Board of Governors has given campus leaders until November 15th to come up with a resolution for the confederate statue after it was toppled by protesters in August. It remains absent from McCorkle Place.

Reporter Ashley Mills was at the meeting and joins us to speak about it. 

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