Restricted UNC Chancellor Removed after the base of a Confederate Statue was removed

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University of North Carolina chancellor, Carol Folt was asked to leave two weeks earlier than she planned by the UNC Board of Governors hours after the removal of the base and commemorative plaques of a statue of a Confederate soldier called "Silent Sam." The items were moved to a secure location. The statue itself was knocked over by student protestors in August was not returned to the site. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/14/us/unc-chancellor-resignation-silent-sam/index.html
 

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Sounds like she took the decision out of the Board of Governor's hands:

"UNC board of governors chairman Harry Smith had issued a statement Monday night saying the board had no knowledge of Folt's intention to resign or remove Silent Sam's base before it was made public.
"We are incredibly disappointed at this intentional action," Smith said. "It lacks transparency and it undermines and insults the board's goal to operate with class and dignity. We strive to ensure that the appropriate stakeholders are always involved and that we are always working in a healthy and professional manner."
The board's process and timeline for determining the best solution for the future of Silent Sam "remains unchanged," Smith said.
"The safety and security of the campus community and general public who visit the institution remains paramount," he said."

(from the link in the OP)

Not sure why they rejected a plan to safely house Silent Sam suggested by Holt and the UNC Board of Trustees.
 

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Sounds like she took the decision out of the Board of Governor's hands:

"UNC board of governors chairman Harry Smith had issued a statement Monday night saying the board had no knowledge of Folt's intention to resign or remove Silent Sam's base before it was made public.
"We are incredibly disappointed at this intentional action," Smith said. "It lacks transparency and it undermines and insults the board's goal to operate with class and dignity. We strive to ensure that the appropriate stakeholders are always involved and that we are always working in a healthy and professional manner."
The board's process and timeline for determining the best solution for the future of Silent Sam "remains unchanged," Smith said.
"The safety and security of the campus community and general public who visit the institution remains paramount," he said."

(from the link in the OP)

Not sure why they rejected a plan to safely house Silent Sam suggested by Holt and the UNC Board of Trustees.
Thanks for the additional information.
 
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She made the move without popular consent of the Board, without their knowledge, and without a justifiable stance for explanation, afterward. I thank the Board for upholding the idea of a Democracy.
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