I am writing to share my report from the most recent meeting of the UNC Board of Governors. This month's meeting is the first to occur in the new UNC System Office in Raleigh, a move that the N.C. General Assembly and UNC System announced in December 2021.
As I did in September, I am providing our community with updates from the meeting that may interest or affect UNCSA.
On the observance of his birth, America and the world honor the life, legacy and dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who tirelessly advocated for the use of nonviolent civil disobedience to end racial segregation and achieve racial equality and advanced the causes of social and economic justice and international peace.
The UNCSA Board of Trustees voted earlier today, to approve our Tuition and Fees Committee's proposal for the 2023-24 academic year, which is based on guidance from the UNC Board of Governors.
It is frightening and unsettling when random acts of violence occur, especially so close to home. When something like this happens, we must prioritize our well-being and the strength of our community over normal day-to-day activities. Please support one another as we process this event together, and reach out for assistance if you need it.
As we pass the halfway point of the fall semester, I want to acknowledge that while this is an exciting and fulfilling time of performance, training and learning, it can also be stressful. You are juggling late-night rehearsals, intense physical activity, long shop hours, complicated film shoots and rigorous academic classes, as well as balancing life and personal challenges as you work to become your best selves. Over the past month, faculty and staff have continued to hear from students experiencing significant difficulty managing these activities. Your well-being is a top priority for me and our faculty and staff. In recognition of this, we are implementing a few new measures to support our community's mental health better.