NEW: UNC eliminates DEI funding, reroutes money to public safety after Gaza camp violence

UNC Chapel Hill's Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Monday to divert $2.3 million away from DEI programs and put it towards public safety after there were violent scuffles during the school's Gaza camp protest.  

“I think that DEI in a lot of people’s minds is divisiveness, exclusion and indoctrination,” Marty Kotis, the vice chair over the board’s budget and finance committee said in the meeting.   

“We need more unity and togetherness, more dialogue, more diversity of thought," she added, per WUNC.   

Many members of the board touched on the Gaza camp protest that took place on campus in connection with the need for funds going to public safety. 

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