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Letter: Wages don't stop men from pursuing education

The article, “Only 9 male undergraduates are education majors at UNC,” brings attention that very few men are education majors. As Mr. McDiarmid said, the result is a lack of diverse perspectives in the classroom. It would also be very beneficial for male students to have this kind of role model.



Letter: ​Hope for more festive future marriages

Hillsborough takes pride in its colonial American history. Pride, itself, came to the Register of Deeds office in Hillsborough and I was there to witness.



Letter: Contextualized grade system is problematic

If we assume that the grade inflation, grade compression and systematic grading inequality described in Liz Bell’s Oct. 9 article are indeed “big problems,” UNC could have addressed them in a number of ways. 



Letter: University Day was marred by McCrory

In the commentary on Pat McCrory as University Day speaker this year, Christopher Rogers put it just right.



Letter: Absentee voting is legitimate option

Early voting in person starts Oct. 23, but you can apply to vote by mail right now!



Letter: Balaban's teaching is impressive, too

We appreciated the article Friday by Sofia Edelman on “flipped” classes in natural sciences at Carolina, but it’s important to mention that economics faculty member Rita Balaban is one of the innovators in this area.



Letter: Zero-waste game was good first step

UNC’s first zero-waste athletics event at the women’s soccer game Thursday was a huge success. With the help of student volunteers and staff from the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling and Carolina Athletics, almost all waste was either recycled or composted. And of course, it doesn’t hurt that the Tar Heels beat Wake Forest 3-0.



Letter: McCrory poor choice for University Day

I feel that the UNC community of students, professors and alumni should be insulted that Gov. Pat McCrory delivered the keynote speech at this year’s University Day.



Letter: Environmental issues need not be partisan

Renewable energy is a fast-growing industry that holds a great deal of promise for the future success of our state.



Letter: An invitation to the administration

In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse which killed over 1,100 workers in April 2013, Student Action with Workers (SAW) asked UNC administration to require apparel brands to join the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety to prevent future factory disasters.



Letter: Buzz Rides legislation was misprepresented

Apparently my first letter criticizing the misrepresentation of my bill wasn’t enough to point out what this legislation did, since yesterday’s editorial misrepresented its effects yet again.



Letter: UNC should contract with Buzz Rides

The editorial, “The University should purchase Buzz Rides,” rightly points out that SafeWalk provides a decent service at a very high cost per student served.



Letter: ​Take a broader view of world events

The cartoon posted on Oct. 2, depicting a conversation between two students about Britain’s approved air strikes against ISIS/ISIL, brought forward an issue prevalent at Carolina: the community’s obliviousness towards global issues. Though I was elated to see Hong Kong support groups appear on the DTH’s official website, I encountered a deficit of reports on other large-scale events.



Letter: ​Elevator problems mean more to some

This is a letter concerning the recent interest in campus elevators, between the high number of Davis entrapments and the library’s response.



Letter: ​Examine memorial’s artistic intent

I would like to contribute to recent coverage of diverse perspectives on the prominently placed Unsung Founders Memorial.



Letter: Look out for your friends’ health

The Oct. 3 article addressing the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes brought to light something I think all students should be aware of. The article emphasized that eating disorders or disordered eating affect certain types of athletes more than others. 



Letter: ​Richard Cramer was wrongfully dismissed

With the semester underway, it’s time to note a significant dismissal at UNC



Letter: Sexual assault should be dealt with as crime

Recently there have been a lot of articles about the failure of universities to effectively deal with sexual assault cases on campus. What we ought to be asking here is, “Why are colleges clinging to this responsibility so tightly?”



Letter: ​Alcohol abuse needs smarter solutions

In response to “Combating alcohol abuse requires nuanced tactics” and as an underage person myself: