Protest moves UNC meeting from Asheville to Chapel Hill

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A planned protest has prompted the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to move its meeting from Asheville to Chapel Hill.

Multiple media reported the board had planned to meet at UNC Asheville on Thursday and Friday.

UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary Grant issued an email Monday saying the meeting is being moved because of what she called potential large protests from off-campus groups. Grant said moving the meeting to Chapel Hill will avoid disrupting the campus during an important time in the academic year.

UNC Asheville student Juliet Flam-Ross said the protest would primarily be composed of Asheville students who opposed the naming of UNC President Margaret Spellings, a former U.S. education secretary under President George W. Bush.

Several protesters at board meetings were arrested late last year.

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