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Faculty Chair Bruce Cairns wrote the following letter to the editor of the Daily Tar Heel on Friday, February 20, 2015:


During these unprecedented and challenging times, it is understandable that we focus on the difficult issues affecting our campus, including the disturbing implications of the Wainstein report, the troubled naming history of our buildings, the overall governance of the University system and ongoing concerns regarding student accessibility and affordability.

However, it is also important to remember that this University is a complex enterprise with tens of thousands of students, over 15 schools and a multi-billion dollar budget.

Since Chancellor Carol Folt arrived at UNC, she has been tirelessly engaged with students, staff, faculty and members of the community at large to address all the issues facing Carolina. The issues are challenging and sensitive and, during these times, we need a strong leader who will make tough decisions while balancing a variety of perspectives.

Most importantly, we need a leader that cares deeply about what is best for Carolina. Fortunately for us, we have such a leader in Chancellor Folt.

Bruce A. Cairns

Faculty Chairman

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