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A dozen of the University of North Carolina System's 17 chancellors were given raises this year -- ranging from 8 to 19 percent -- by the Board of Governors, and several faculty aren't happy, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.

The chancellors' raises come at a time when faculty pay is stagnant. The recently passed state budget provides for a onetime, $750 bonus to all university system employees and faculty.

The East Carolina University Faculty Senate passed a resolution expressing “disapproval of the taxpayer-funded pay raises for top management at a time of stagnant taxpayer-funded wages for the rank and file who are major contributors to the work of the university.” And, according to the News & Observer, 270 people have signed an online petition that asks chancellors to reject the raises, with some petitioners calling the raises “shameful” and “greedy.”