I was incredibly disappointed by the editorial Monday calling for Congress to end UNC’s long history of entirely student-run self-governance.
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.
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?
Forgive me if this idea has been suggested already, but why can’t student-athletes major in athletics?
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.
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.
Teach for America is not an uncontroversial program.
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.
When I saw the cover of The Daily Tar Heel this past Friday, I was thoroughly confused.
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.
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.
Most people have heard about the Clean Water Act and would expect that it is doing its job to keep our drinking water clean.
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.
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..
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.”
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.
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
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.
TO THE EDITOR:
The ongoing UNC athletics scandal presents many ethical conundrums, that is for sure.
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.