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State Media Won’t Challenge UNC President’s Selection in Secret

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The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors apparently broke the state’s open meetings law in selecting former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles as the new president for the 16-school system. However the state’s media said they wouldn’t challenge the appointment itself, which has been widely praised, through a lawsuit. The media filed a protest with the governing board and the attorney general saying they were “deeply troubled by the university’s arrogant refusal to publicly acknowledge the rather obvious violations to the North Carolina Open Meetings Law.” But they said the public would not gain from a lawsuit. (1/3/06)