A Timeline of Republicans and the University of North Carolina

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Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters.

The old well on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

The old well on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Since 2010, Republicans have controlled the North Carolina General Assembly. Scroll through the timeline below to see some significant events in the University of North Carolina system since then.


A Right Turn: Has the GOP Influenced the Way the UNC System is Run?

Corrosive tensions between conservative leadership and more liberal campus cultures, along with a series of bad press, have done enough to dent the traditionally stellar quality of the University of North Carolina system for a decade of Republican control? Are certain groups of people being left behind? Read this special commentary series from the opinion team of The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer.

Sara Pequeño is a Raleigh-based opinion writer for McClatchy’s opinion team in North Carolina and a member of the editorial board. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019 and has been writing in North Carolina ever since.

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