A few weeks ago, Margaret Spellings started her job as the new UNC system president. However, she was not welcomed with open arms and smiles. Instead, several college campuses planned and executed a walkout to protest Spellings. Continue reading “Spell(ings) Check”
In just about two weeks on March 1st, Margaret Spellings will officially become the next system president of the University of North Carolina (UNC), succeeding Tom Ross who was previously forced out by the system’s Board of Governors. She will earn $775,000 annually, potentially receive performance bonuses, and have the right to use a presidential home. It is in front of this home – on Valentine’s Day –that students were planning to gather as part of the “Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings” event. However, this event was cancelled very late in the process because of concerns from people who believed the event was a “deflection and whitewashing of Spellings’ record as a racist businesswoman and debt collector.” Continue reading “Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings”
On Friday, January 29th, Reverend William Barber II spoke at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Rev. Barber launched the well-known Moral Mondays in North Carolina. Moral Mondays are protest that were created because of several laws created by the N.C. government. The protests have spread to South Carolina and Georgia, as well as Illinois and New Mexico.