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University of North Carolina Board Votes To Remove DEI Funding For More Police 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Board of Trustees has voted to reallocate $2.3 million from diversity initiatives to enhance public safety and policing on campus. This decision may result in the closure of the campus's office focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This move is partly a response to protests on campus, which have involved multiple arrests. A board member emphasized the need to consider the wider student body's needs over those of a small group of protestors. This shift in funding comes as the state contemplates broader restrictions on diversity policies at educational institutions.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proactively reduced funding for diversity programs before any legislative actions by the state, setting a precedent in leadership on the issue, according to budget chair Dave Boliek. This funding shift is scheduled to start on July 1 at the beginning of the 2024-2025 fiscal year, and it may impact certain positions, although the exact number of affected jobs remains unclear.

Link: The Hill


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