For years, students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been asking school leaders to change the name of Saunders Hall, named after a former trustee who was a leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Raising handwritten signs and clutching scripts for protest chants, more than 2,500 people on Wednesday demonstrated at the University of Mississippi to resist last week’s unexpected decision to oust the school’s chancellor, Daniel W. Jones.
UNC trustees on Wednesday opened a month-long public comment period on what they should do about Saunders Hall and the “Silent Sam” statue, given their status as relics of North Carolina’s post-Civil War turn toward Jim Crow.
N.C. State University will begin a thorough review of the school’s Greek system in the wake of recent incidents that led to the closure of one fraternity and the suspension of another, officials said Wednesday.
A University of Maryland student who was a member of the school’s Kappa Sigma fraternity and sent an e-mail that contained “vulgar language” will not return to the campus this semester, according to a top university official.