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The Legend of Carol Folt
This isn’t a joke. The Daily Tar Heel is reporting that UNC’s good Chancellor was on the road at 3:54pm at high speed on New Year’s Day.
There seems to be no truth to the rumor that she was driving an orange muscle car with a large number printed on the door. Nor that she was wearing a cowboy hat.
Erratum (but not mine): The Daily Tar Heel has revised its story. It is now reporting that Carol was cited for speeding at 3:54pm — not am — as was initially reported in the column screenshot above.
Addendum: The Chatham Journal also noted that Chancellor Folt seems in contravention of other North Carolina laws:
The records also note that Folt, who took over as UNC chancellor in July, still has a driver’s license and vehicle registration from New Hampshire, dating to her days as provost at Dartmouth College. Folt took office Monday, July 1, 2013 as Carolina’s 11th chancellor.
Under North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles regulations, people are supposed to register their vehicles and obtain a state driver’s license usually within 30 days of moving to the state.
Last year the Journal reprinted with permission several Dartblog posts about Carol Folt.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…