After judge’s ruling, Guskiewicz reaffirms he doesn’t want Silent Sam on campus

By Ben Rappaport, Zeerak Khuram, and Brian Keyes

Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour listens to attorney Elizabeth Haddix of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law during a hearing on the fate of Silent Sam. (Ben Rappaport / Carolina Connection)

The fate of Silent Sam is once again up in the air. This week, an Orange County Superior Court judge voided the controversial settlement that gave the monument to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The judge ordered the group to give the statue back to the UNC System, along with the $2.5 million dollars that UNC paid the group for its upkeep.

But Friday at a Faculty Council meeting, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz repeated his previous statements that the doesn’t want the monument to return to campus.

Carolina Connection’s Ben Rappaport brings us up to date on the controversy, and Zeerak Khuram reports on campus reaction.


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