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PRICE STATEMENT ON UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS ACTION

February 19, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) released a statement about the UNC Board of Governors' decision to close three of the university centers.

"I am extremely disappointed that the UNC Board of Governors plans to close UNC Chapel Hill's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, ECU's Center for Biodiversity, and NC Central's Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change. With this announcement, the Board of Governors has once again made clear that it will not hesitate to put politics above the university system's long tradition of independence and diversity of opinion.  This ill-advised decision may appease the majority in the General Assembly, but it also threatens the reputation of the UNC system and thereby violates the Board's mission of protecting our state's greatest educational asset."

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