UNC Chapel Hill Board Votes to Dismantle DEI, Use Funds on Campus Police

By Carver Malone | May 16, 2024

Redirect millions

According to reports, the Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voted on Monday to disband its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. 
 

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Instead, they decided to redirect millions of dollars towards public safety and campus police following anti-Israel protests. The unanimous vote by the trustees will shift $2.3 million from DEI programs to enhance police and public safety efforts as part of the university's annual budget approval process, as outlined by The News & Observer.
 

Fiscal yea

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UNC Chapel Hill's operating budget exceeded $4 billion in the last fiscal year. "My personal opinion is that there’s administrative bloat in the university," Board Chair David Boliek informed The News & Observer, foreseeing potential job cuts as a consequence.