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December 16, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chair Randy Ramsey released a statement regarding a legal motion filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL):  

“It’s irresponsible that the LCCRUL organization is working so hard to return Silent Sam to UNC-Chapel Hill, putting the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors at risk. Law enforcement experts have made it crystal clear: returning the monument to campus would pose serious public safety risks to students, faculty and staff. The lawful settlement approved by the court ensures the monument never returns to any county where a UNC System institution is located, and the UNC System and the Board will continue to defend solutions that protect public safety.”