Letter: Editorial about sexual assault missed point

In response to your editorial “On sexual assault policy, UNC should lead, not follow”, you are correct in asserting that UNC has had egregious, inexcusable flaws in addressing sexual assault cases.

Letter: Letter to editor was void of compassion

Mr. Hardy,

I recall your past letters, and I must say this one does not shock me, because your past letters sounded like the ranting of the far right like this one, with their constant conspiracy theories in regards to our Afro-American Democratic president.

Letter: ​Hardy’s letter lacked a coherent point

Mr. James R. Hardy from Browns Summit certainly has a way with words, doesn’t he?

Letter: Obama responsible for immigration crisis

It is no coincidence the foreign children who entered the United States illegally came around the same time.

Letter: ​UNC internet monitor violates privacy

I wonder how many UNC students are aware that, in order to access the Internet from their residence halls and University apartments, they have installed on their computer a program that constantly scans their hard drive for unspecified security threats and objectionable software.

Letter: Farewell to a pencil in a paperless world

A matinee idol is never as interesting as when he settles into that secondary career as a featured player. No longer the box-office draw for the moneymen, through the years, he has earned a greater reward from his peers and his public.

Letter: ​University parking fee inequity is unfair

The front page of the June 22 Chapel Hill News featured an article about the University instituting parking fees for parking during nighttime hours. This is hard to believe.

​Letter: The General Assembly needs to invest in higher education

Article IX, Section 9, of the North Carolina Constitution reads, “The General Assembly shall provide that the benefits of The University of North Carolina and other public institutions of higher education, as far as practicable, be extended to the people of the State free of expense.”

Letter: ​George Will column made essential point

In a “quick hit,” The Daily Tar Heel asserts that George Will said “being a victim of sexual assault is a coveted status,” calling this the sexist rant of a crazy old man.

Letter: ​Students should advocate for vote

As a liberal arts major at this university, it often feels like I am fighting an uphill battle with the state government.

Letter: James Taylor opposes fracking, so what?

In a recent letter to the editor, Bob Keefe of the Natural Resources Defense Council points out that longtime NRDC trustee, singer, songwriter and native North Carolinian James Taylor opposes hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in his home state.

So what?

Letter: ​Prisoners’ children deserve support

It’s about to be Father’s Day. Children will proudly present homemade cards with a hug and an “I love you, Dad!”

Letter: ​Supreme Court fails to check nepotism

The Student Supreme Court has ruled on the side of incompetence and in favor of Student Government doing business behind closed doors.

Letter: Old Well flowers should be changed

Kudos to the Facility Services landscapers for their imagination in re-purposing the beautiful blue and white hydrangeas at the side of Greenlaw Hall following the May Commencement ceremonies.

Letter: Tobacco should not be glorified

The May 29 column by Meredith Shutt paints smoking as a rewarding act. She implies that because the economic history of North Carolina is connected to tobacco, we are beholden to that despite overwhelming evidence of its harms. I respond as someone who has worked in healthcare and whose father died from a tobacco-related disease.

Letter: Editorial contained misconceptions


The recent Student Government decision to grant the Campus Y funds to contract with a for-profit student group, Buzz Rides, has sparked discussion and raised concerns among some students regarding the use of student fees.

Letter: DTH buys into false narrative

Shame on The Daily Tar Heel. Mary Willingham and Jay Smith deserve public accolades for helping expose the corrupting influence of revenue sports at Carolina. Without actions like theirs, the “paper classes” might have gone on indefinitely, worsening the scandal the longer it lasted.

Letter: Column about former SBP petty and unfair

I wasn’t aware that the DTH turned into a tabloid in the summer.

Last week, Andy Willard decided to question the propriety of former Student Body President Christy Lambden’s position in the Chancellor’s Office beginning this summer.

Letter: Do not cut sexual health program funds

Multiple newspaper articles have revealed that UNC may cut funding for sexual health and wellness programs in August. As co-chairwomen of Project Dinah, a student organization that works to end sexual assault, we are frightened by this announcement.

Letter: ​Deborah Brooks is an excellent candidate

I endorse incumbent Deborah Brooks for re-election as the Orange County Register of Deeds. I am a Chapel Hill native, have practiced law in Orange County for more than 30 years and have served on the faculty at UNC for about the same time.