Scroll down for an update of what happened Thursday. Spoiler alert: not much. Vote expected Friday.
Despite the snow storm that socked the state overnight, the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors is still scheduled to hold their meetings today and tomorrow in Charlotte.
One of the items slated for discussion at a sub-committee this morning is a recommendation to close three centers in the university system, including the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.
A vote by the full UNC Board of Governors will be on Friday, at the meeting being held at UNC-Charlotte’s campus.
The center is headed by Gene Nichol, a tenured law professor who has been open in his public criticism of how Republican policies have affected the poorest in the state. Many, including Nichol, have suggested the slated closure of the privately-funded center after years of complaints by conservative groups about Nichol.
I will be at the meeting – and tweeting what happens. Follow me @SarahOvaska. Check back on the blog later today for an update on what happened.
Want to know more about what’s happening? Click here for a background article.
Update, 11:15 a.m.: The centers and institutes report, which would include the closures of three centers, didn’t get much, or really any, discussion Thursday.
An education planning committee that met Thursday morning opted to move the report forward to tomorrow’s meeting of the full 32-member UNC Board of Governors meeting for discussion and a vote.
— Sarah Ovaska (@SarahOvaska) February 26, 2015