Holden Thorp http://wunc.org en New Report Seeks Academic-Athletic Balance At UNC-Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/new-report-seeks-academic-athletic-balance-unc-chapel-hill <p>A panel of academic and athletic leaders have released <a href="http://rawlingspanel.web.unc.edu/files/2013/09/Rawlings-Panel_Intercollegiate-Athletics-at-UNC-Chapel-Hill.pdf">a report aimed at re-defining the role of sports on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill</a>.&nbsp; Committee members listed 28 recommendations they hope will help bring a better balance to school and sports on campus.&nbsp;<br> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:58:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 21873 at http://wunc.org New Report Seeks Academic-Athletic Balance At UNC-Chapel Hill Turnover At The Top At UNC-Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/turnover-top-unc-chapel-hill <p>It was a day of goodbyes at today's&nbsp;UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees meeting. Chancellor Holden Thorp and several trustees are leaving after a tumultuous tenure.&nbsp;</p><p>Over the past few years, Trustees meetings have often been tense, uncomfortable, and even demoralizing for the members, as the leaders of UNC-Chapel Hill have dealt with scandals in athletics and academics. But with Thorp on his way out, Board chairman Wade Hargrove offered nothing but praise.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 18:21:20 +0000 Dave DeWitt 15876 at http://wunc.org Turnover At The Top At UNC-Chapel Hill Promise, Scandal, And Resolution: The Thorp Era At UNC http://wunc.org/post/promise-scandal-and-resolution-thorp-era-unc <p></p><p>It’s commencement weekend across North Carolina. Thousands of college students will get their degrees and begin their professional lives. This year, they’re not the only ones who will get a fresh start. After five years as the chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill, Holden Thorp is leaving to become the <a href="/post/thorp-moving-unc-washington-university">provost at Washington University in Saint Louis</a>. Fri, 10 May 2013 08:55:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 15075 at http://wunc.org Promise, Scandal, And Resolution: The Thorp Era At UNC Thorp: Presidents Should Not Supervise Athletics http://wunc.org/post/thorp-presidents-should-not-supervise-athletics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders in higher education and athletics gathered today on the campus of </span>UNC-Chapel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hill. They were there for a panel discussion on the role athletics should play on a college campus.</span></p><p>UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp was one of several people who addressed the panel. He offered the controversial idea that presidents and chancellors are ill-prepared to oversee athletics and should not have direct supervision.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:59:13 +0000 Dave DeWitt 13979 at http://wunc.org Thorp: Presidents Should Not Supervise Athletics Folt Elected First Female Chancellor Of UNC- Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/folt-elected-first-female-chancellor-unc-chapel-hill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carol </span>Folt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> couldn’t’ stop smiling as she waited her turn to address the </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board of Governors. Color coordinated with her husband in Carolina Blue, the current interim President at Dartmouth College nearly jumped out of her seat after the Board unanimously voted to make her the new chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:02:01 +0000 Dave DeWitt 13597 at http://wunc.org Folt Elected First Female Chancellor Of UNC- Chapel Hill Folt To Be Named New Chancellor At UNC-Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/report-folt-be-named-new-chancellor-unc-chapel-hill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WUNC has confirmed that the current interim president at Dartmouth College is the choice to become the new chancellor at </span>UNC-Chapel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hill.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Carol Folt has been at Dartmouth for 30 years. After graduating with degrees from U.C. Santa Barbara and U.C. Davis, she climbed the ranks from environmental science professor at Dartmouth to Dean to Provost. Last summer, she was named interim president.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:40:10 +0000 Dave DeWitt 13548 at http://wunc.org Folt To Be Named New Chancellor At UNC-Chapel Hill UNC Board To Elect UNC-CH Chancellor, Discuss Budget http://wunc.org/post/unc-board-elect-unc-ch-chancellor-discuss-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It will be a busy week for the </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board of Governors. In addition to hiring a new chancellor at </span>UNC-Chapel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hill this Friday, the Board is trying to make its case to the legislature and avoid tens of millions of dollars in cuts.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:50:13 +0000 Dave DeWitt 13452 at http://wunc.org UNC Board To Elect UNC-CH Chancellor, Discuss Budget Thorp Moving From UNC To Washington University http://wunc.org/post/thorp-moving-unc-washington-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holden Thorp will serve as provost at Washington University in Saint Louis after he steps down as chancellor at </span>UNC-Chapel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hill.</span></p><p>Thorp announced the move in a campus-wide e-mail Monday morning.&nbsp; Thorp had said he would stay at UNC to teach and conduct research in the chemistry department, but he says the new position will allow him to return to teaching and research while keeping administrative duties.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:06:45 +0000 Will Michaels 10578 at http://wunc.org Thorp Moving From UNC To Washington University Students and Faculty Rally In Support of Chancellor http://wunc.org/post/students-and-faculty-rally-support-chancellor-0 <p>Several hundred students, faculty members and alums held a rally today at UNC-Chapel Hill in an effort to get the university's chancellor, Holden Thorp, to reconsider his decision to step down. Thorp has offered to resign in the wake of a series of athletic-related scandals at the university. Seniors Maggie Sommers and Lauren Delaunay say they attended the rally to show their respect for Thorp.<br><br><span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Maggie Sommers and Lauren Delaunay:</span></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:12:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 1821 at http://wunc.org Trustees Want Thorp To Stay http://wunc.org/post/trustees-want-thorp-stay <p>The resolution came out of a closed-door meeting of the Trustees last night. It describes the Board’s “unanimous” support for Thorp and “emphatically” requests that he reconsider his decision to resign.</p><p>Thorp announced that resignation on Monday, saying he believed it was in the best interests of the university and his family. Thorp was on the teleconference with the Trustees and has not indicated whether he will reconsider.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:23:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 1176 at http://wunc.org Trustees Want Thorp To Stay