After risking their lives and serving their country, soldiers do not deserve to be the subjects of cuts to a defense budget inflated by unnecessary expenditures elsewhere. It is therefore disheartening to learn of reductions in Army officers’ retirement benefits.
As Thanksgiving approaches, few Tar Heel stories are as moving or as relevant as that of Jason Brown, a former UNC and NFL football player who has rededicated himself to farming.
Passing the proposed hardship parking bill is an easy way for Student Congress to make life easier for students whose college experience is more difficult than most.
On Nov. 20, UNC’s LGBTQ Center honored the 81 transgender people who had died from gender identity- and gender expression-based violence since Nov. 21, 2013.
There are many ways to deal with an environmental disaster. One is to claim that things are under control, despite continuing pollution. Another is to claim that what you have spilled is not dangerous and that only fear-mongerers want you to believe otherwise. Finally, you can wield direct influence over the government tasked with regulating you.
Thorough analysis of the supplemental documents released with the Wainstein report shows departments other than the Department of African and Afro-American Studies deserve additional scrutiny.
Teach For America is ubiquitous at UNC. In 2013, 57 Tar Heels joined the corps, making UNC the sixth-largest provider of teachers for the program in the country that year.
A panel advising the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ease bans on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. This is an excellent idea.
Responsibility belongs to the consumer to know what industries and institutions are being supported through transactions within it, and few industries are more violent or worthy of abstinence than the sex industry.
When the UNC School of Law issues a report as clear and decisive as the one recently released regarding solitary confinement, it behooves the state to take notice.
Members of the UNC BOG Democracy Coalition are on the right side of history when it comes to a petition seeking a greater, more representative student voice.
Of all cancers, lung cancer is the most deadly. Yet November, designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, has failed thus far to move the needle compared to diseases like ALS and breast cancer, which, while tragic, pose less risk to most people.
Before the homecoming game on Nov. 15, members of The Real Silent Sam Coalition, an activist group of students, staff and community members on campus, marched from the Old Well to Kenan Memorial Stadium. They chanted, “Can you see us now?” to contest the invisibility of race within the role of athletics at UNC.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s unfavorable likening of net neutrality to Obamacare caused a stir earlier this week. Yes, like helping the poor pay for health care, the free and equal flow of information is an insidious threat to freedom! But if net neutrality fails, it might at least take longer for Cruz to tweet. There’s always a silver lining.
Naps are good. Naps won’t ever leave you, run away from you, lie to you or steal from you. They are wholesomely good for you and might just be the key to being a successful student at UNC and a happy, productive member of society.
Before arriving at UNC, all incoming students are expected to take at least two online modules designed to address major problems on college campuses before they are allowed to register for classes.
When Frank Porter Graham, then the UNC system president, announced in 1935 his desire to return college sports to their amateur roots, alumni and boosters complained the reforms he proposed would cripple North Carolina’s sports teams.
Is it permissible to defend Silent Sam, the University’s monument to its fallen Confederate alumni, as Delta Upsilon’s pledge class has literally done? Many North Carolinians would not object. The South is their home and honoring rebel veterans is an integral component of their heritage. But these individuals should consider why so many of their fellow Tar Heels abhor the statue.
At a time when the Wainstein report has shaken this community’s faith in oversight at the University, the Progressive Faculty Network should be commended for pushing a view of the scandal with a wider perspective.
In August, the Federal Aviation Administration set flight restrictions for the 37 square miles of airspace above Ferguson, Mo., for 12 days.