As WHQR previously reported, UNCW Faculty senate members voted last week to censure their chancellor. Just days later, the university’s board of trustees approved a resolution supporting the chancellor, who has also received support from a less expected source.

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Controversy continues this week at UNCW. On Monday, the Coalition of Black Student Leaders issued a statement criticizing Chancellor Sartarelli's removal of Black Lives Matter banners on campus. 

At Tuesday evening’s city council meeting, council voted 5-2 to approve the “Black Lives Do Matter, End Racism Now” art installation at Jervay Place. The meeting was at times emotional and tense.

On Tuesday evening, City Council approved rezoning for a 78-unit apartment complex targeted for UNCW students on Racine Drive, and appropriated an additional $165,000 for municipal golf course clubhouse improvements. As for the public art installation in support of Black Lives Matter, that’s still an ongoing issue.