National faculty group condemns UNC for ‘institutional racism,’ ‘political interference’
The South Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on Oct. 21, 2020, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

The national organization for university faculty has “resoundingly” criticized the UNC System Board of Governors and the UNC System office for sustaining what the group called a climate of institutional racism and for violating standards of shared governance and academic freedom. The governing council of the American Association of University Professors voted unanimously Thursday to pass a joint resolution “resoundingly” condemning the university system after a recent AAUP special committee report. The lengthy report highlighted “alarming trends” at North Carolina universities perpetuated by i...