Over a century after his death, the spirit of one English author and celebrity lives on “across the pond” in the minds of UNC students.
The insurance industry is adding to the uphill battle that congressional democrats are fighting in order to pass health care reform legislation. Private insurers, hoping to sway public opinion, have said that premiums will increase by 18 percent within the next decade if the health care reform is passed.
Washington, D.C. is in the process of passing a bill that would allow same sex marriage. If the bill is passed, Washington, D.C. would be the first city below the Mason-Dixon line to allow same sex marriage.
The idea of helping a patient in great pain commit suicide, known as assisted suicide, is a matter of big debate in Great Britain The New York Times reported last week that one of Britain’s most prestigious prosecutors created a list of cases in which he would not prosecute people for assisting a suicide in a hospital because he felt the action was justified.
Chapel Hill and Durham's unemployment rate of 8 percent is the lowest among North Carolina’s metropolitan areas, WRAL reported last week.The Daily Tar Heel talked to Pamela Rich, manager of the local Employment Security Commission, and people in the area who are in search of jobs to find out more.
A committee of the International Monetary Fund supports a shift in voting power to developing countries, the (Raleigh) News and Observer reported Sunday.
Only a few students appeared at Thursday’s annual Transportation Forum hosted by the UNC Department of Public Safety.But that didn’t stop them from airing their concerns about transportation to a panel of representatives from DPS and local bus services.
The U.S. Senate will begin a full chamber debate on health care reform this week.The Senate finance committee, the final committee to address the legislation before the full chamber debate, last week voted down two public option plans. It will vote on the final draft of the bill this week.
UNC’s Department of Housing and Residential Education Web site is preparing for a facelift.The department is currently soliciting resident feedback on the three potential designs.Residents can choose from the three proposals in a poll that ends at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The value of the American dollar might be declining, directly affecting the dollar’s status as the world’s predominant reserve currency, The New York Times reported last week.
President Obama addressed the issue of Iran and nuclear proliferation last week at the U.N. General Assembly.He expressed hope that he could use diplomacy to bridge differences between the two countries. He also got Russia on board with imposing sanctions on Iran if they do not follow UN orders.
The health care reform debate has divided many North Carolinains on their view of President Barack Obama.According to Public Policy Polling, President Obama has been steadily losing support from conservative and moderate independents in North Carolina since April.
Students in the Pit gathered today to talk about their right to, well, talk.It was a celebration of First Amendment Day, which commemorates freedom of speech for American citizens.
The Hillel offered students in the Pit a taste of Israel today with falafel and pita as a part of its annual Israel Fest.The campus Jewish group sold falafel for a dollar throughout the day to fundraise for the American Jewish World Service.
Over 250 members of Stop Child Trafficking Now walked the UNC campus on Sunday to raise funds and raise awareness for the organization's efforts to put an end to child trafficking.