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Letter: ​Helmets not the only aspect of safety

As adults, we’re able to assess and mitigate risks that are inherent in our daily lives. But for a culture that prizes the freedom to make informed decisions in response to risk, I’m often admonished by strangers for riding my bike without a helmet.



Letter: ​Choice compromised by district boundaries

It is well acknowledged that the right to vote is the basis of American democracy. But do we really have the right to elect a representative government when given no choice in candidates?



Letter: There should be a degree for athletics

Forgive me if this idea has been suggested already, but why can’t student-athletes major in athletics?



Letter: ​TFA employees can change students’ lives

The Sunday after UNC’s Homecoming, my friend Molly and I found ourselves running through the Atlanta Airport trying to catch connecting flights back to our respective Teach For America placements.



Letter: College committed to implementing reform

As the chairs of the departments and curricula of the College of Arts and Sciences, we are charged by the dean of the college to oversee the academic units responsible for the instruction of students at the University of North Carolina.



Letter: ​Teach for America deserves more credit

Teach for America is not an uncontroversial program.



Letter: ​School of Education has high standards

In “Report says teacher education lacks rigor” (Nov. 20), one of your sources is quoted suggesting that there are no admissions nor graduation requirements for education majors. This is absurd.



Letter:​ Photo did not 
represent NP-HC well

When I saw the cover of The Daily Tar Heel this past Friday, I was thoroughly confused.



Letter: ​LGBTQ piece should have been in print

TO THE EDITOR:

I was pleased to see that The Daily Tar Heel published an issue dedicated to sex on Wednesday, but I was less pleased by the editorial decision not to publish the article on LGBTQIA student visibility in the paper itself, opting instead to host this article solely online.



Letter: Lawsuit’s premise was shortsighted

TO THE EDITOR:

On Monday, the Project on Fair Representation filed a lawsuit against UNC alleging race has been the decisive factor in college admissions, violating the 14th Amendment rights of Asian and white students. 

As Asian-identified students attending UNC, we believe this lawsuit is misguided and ignores the importance of addressing racial inequalities and histories of discrimination in the United States, especially in the South.



Letter: Clean Water Act changes need support

Most people have heard about the Clean Water Act and would expect that it is doing its job to keep our drinking water clean.



Letter: ​CUAB should consider EDM acts for concerts

In five years of experience working at a concert venue, I have learned that the most important thing about ticket sales is getting the fans on the margins to show up. Obviously, this year’s Homecoming acts were not able to do this.



Letter: ​Attend a protest of the Cuban embargo

In light of the United Nations’ 23rd time voting to condemn the Cuban embargo, a group of proactive UNC students is mounting an informational event in protest of the 54-year-old policy today from noon until 2 p.m..



Letter: ​The model-minority myth is objectionable

In a lawsuit being filed against UNC-CH, Edward Blum, the director of the Project on Fair Representation alleges that the University has a “racial preference” for underrepresented minorities and then writes, “Sadly, Asians in particular are being discriminated against at UNC because lesser-qualified African-Americans, Hispanics — and even whites — are gaining admissions at the expense of better qualified Asians.”



Letter: ​The value of a UNC degree remains high

Today I join the ranks of numerous opinions regarding the academic “scandal” that has engulfed UNC over the past few years, which recently came to a boiling point with the Wainstein report.



Letter: ​Children of cancer patients deserve care

As October came to an end, Breast Cancer Awareness Month also came to a conclusion, yet the battle is still being fought year-round to increase breast cancer awareness and research



Letter: ​Reform Group’s 
rhetoric is divisive

As a citizen of the state of North Carolina and a faculty member, the academic scandal revealed in full detail in the Wainstein report is deeply disappointing.



Letter: ​System discourages ethical behavior

TO THE EDITOR:

The ongoing UNC athletics scandal presents many ethical conundrums, that is for sure.



Letter: ​Give athletics oversight powers

Our faculty seems to have temporarily lost its collective mind. It was lack of oversight by the College of Arts and Sciences that allowed the paper classes to start.