Faculty to ask Holden Thorp to stay UNC Chapel Hill chancellor

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Holden Thorp

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Professors at North Carolina’s flagship public university are trying to sway Chancellor Holden Thorp to change his mind about resigning in the face of multiple scandals.

Faculty leaders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill called a special meeting Tuesday for professors.

They said they hope a resolution from the entire faculty might persuade Thorp from resigning next June and return to teaching chemistry.

About a dozen faculty leaders approved a statement saying Thorp’s accomplishments have been overlooked in leading the campus through the state’s financial troubles and other areas.

Thorp is dealing with multple scandals from football players accepting gifts, to no-show classes, to fundraisers traveling for personal reasons using donated money.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Holden traveled on some questioned flights.

Credit: The Associated Press.