The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 11th, 2015
On a rainy Monday evening this month, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was prepared for a full house.
The university’s Harris Alumni Center was set to play host to one of
four "input sessions" intended to give faculty members, students, and
the public a chance to weigh in on the search for a new president of the
UNC system. About 60 chairs had been set up in one room, including 16
seats reserved for members of the university system’s Board of
Governors. If those seats filled up, space had been made for scores more
attendees in another room. Between the two rooms stood a table full of
cookies, coffee urns, and bottled water.
But many of the chairs stayed empty.