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Monday May 16th

PIT TALK


If you give a cop a cookie

“COME ON IN! We’ve got coffee! We’ve got cookies! Sit down and stay awhile!” Students took the opportunity to talk with DPS officers Wednesday afternoon


Current reading specialist challenges Willingham's claims

A current UNC reading specialist for student-athletes has weighed in on claims made by a person who formerly held a similar position, Mary Willingham. Bradley Bethel posted in his “Coaching the Mind” blog Monday night that he was appalled by the claims Willingham has repeatedly made, challenging her methodology, research ethics and the way she has represented UNC’s athletes.


Why do we hate them again?

As a Tar Heel, we know we are born rivals with Duke, especially when it comes down to the uproar in the basketball court.


Why do hate them again?

As a Tar Heel, we know we are born rivals with Duke, especially when it comes down to the uproar in the basketball court.


Why do hate them again?

As a Tar Heel, we know we are born rivals with Duke, especially when it comes down to the uproar in the basketball court.


The student body president race has been narrowed down to two candidates — Andrew Powell and Emilio Vicente.


'Porn Nation' aims to fight addiction

Michael Leahy vividly remembers the first time he saw a pornographic image: he was 11 years old, on the playground at recess, when a classmate showed him a playing card with the image of a naked woman on the back. For the next 30 years, he became more and more engrossed in the material, until his obsession destroyed his first marriage, finally giving him a much-needed wake-up call. Leahy shared this and the rest of his story to a crowd of some 200 students Thursday night in an event called “Porn Nation.” Leahy and his wife, Christine, travel around the country to college campuses, sharing their story and the impact pornography has had on their lives, as well as the spiritual journey that helped turn them around. The event was sponsored by Cornerstone, a Christian-based organization on campus.


Board of Trustees tip sheet for Jan. 22

The UNC Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics, including public affairs. But the board also talked about several other items. Transportation and Parking BOT member Don Curtis brought up the issue of high parking fees at UNC Hospitals, recently covered by the News and Observer. Parking at the hospital costs $8 per day without a discounted option for a five or 10-day pass, which Curtis said puts undue strain on patients’ families. “You’re talking about poor people coming to the hospital and we’re charging them huge parking fees,” Curtis said. Curtis pointed out that parking is free at Rex Hospital in Raleigh even though, he said, UNC Hospitals are more likely to serve disadvantaged patients. “We’re taking a black eye on this at a time when we don’t need any more black eyes,” he said.


Student's Documentary Highlights Farm Workers' Community

While many students were having fun in the sun, UNC Sophomore Jaslina Paintal spent her whole summer in a tobacco farm in North Carolina and filmed community life of farm workers. Paintal has been working on a documentary about the lives of Mexican farm workers as part of an internship with the organization Student Action With Farmworkers—a social justice movement which pairs community members with farm workers in implementing sustainable farming techniques. The documentary follows the experiences of several farm workers whose families extend beyond their own children to include those who worked and grew with them. “There is kind of family dynamic there,” Paintal said.


Wake Up with The Daily Tar Heel: Episode 1

Wake Up with The Daily Tar Heel is a bi-weekly, web-based series that allows viewers to get up-close-and-personal with some of their favorite students, athletes and organizations through in-depth interviews and coverage.