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Carolina Starts to Wonder, Too
Carol Folt has been Chancellor at Carolina for almost four months, but not a lot has happened since she took the helm. The Carolina Review expresses a polite skepticism:
As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words and in this instance some action would confidently prove that UNC is heading in a new direction with a new Chancellor.
The university has gained a great public figure, as far as personality, likeability, and intellectuality go, but has yet to see an effective leader in informing those she presides over concerning the changes happening at UNC. As the year progresses, the time has come for Chancellor Folt to announce her decisions for how she intends to lead the university and finally act. With hope, we will not have to wait until the next seasonal change to evaluate the performance and new policies of our new Chancellor.
If the folks down Tar Heel way are wondering when Carol will bring her extensive experience to bear on UNC’s problems, they are going to be wondering for a long time yet.
Addendum: A Carolina source checks in with, so to speak, an on-the-ground report:
I recently heard a couple of anecdotes about Folt that you might be interested in hearing. The bloom is off the rose and she is starting to be seen as a dilettante. No surprise to you, of course.
A bunch of paint chips arrived in the mail for her, and her office admin - who thought they came at Folt’s behest - gave them to her. Apparently Folt didn’t care for the color choices and had a lot to say about them. I guess the admin hadn’t heard all the backstories about Folt’s penchant for redecoration. I’m sure the chips arrived courtesy of her Dartmouth colleagues. (Have you heard anything about that little prank?)
Here’s the best: A call came into Facilities from Folt’s office, wanting to know who is in charge of scooping the poop at the chancellor’s residence. The answer was: No one, but I’m wondering how long that will hold up?
Hmmm. Now there’s dog**** to go with the bull****.
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