Tim Smith, Ann Fanatico

Tim Smith talks during a Jan. 14 Faculty Senate meeting. Also photographed: Anne Fanatico.

BOONE — The Appalachian State University Faculty Senate passed a resolution on Jan. 14 noting its opposition to the $2.5 million settlement made by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to a private organization in relation to a two-year long battle about a Confederate statue.

Tim Smith, professor and chair of App State’s Department of Anthropology, presented the resolution to faculty senators as well as a brief history of the conflict regarding a statue known on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as “Silent Sam.”

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