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TO THE EDITOR:



Let me start by saying my views are my own because you insist on identifying me by my staff title.



Now, as much as I want to understand the dynamic relationship between the University and the Greek system, I am much more interested in a woman being kidnapped and raped from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Monday night.



You quoted a Chapel Hill police sergeant as saying, “Unfortunately, we’ve had a lot of sexual assaults.” This was a blurb on page three, right above the bottom-left headline, “Council candidates at forum debate green development.”



The Daily Tar Heel is turning out the next generation of journalists, and this is the rape coverage you offer?



As a college newspaper experiment, would you consider running all rape stories on the front page? How would the community react to that?



You should be familiar with the impact of media coverage at this point. What will you do with that knowledge?



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Liz Garner
Microforms Coordinator
Davis Library

Editor’s note: The Daily Tar Heel followed up on the blurb Thursday with a more in-depth story in Friday’s edition.