The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Monday December 5th


	Beatrice Moss and Kelly McHugh
Senior designer and design editor

What you get with a redesigned DTH

You may have noticed that the paper looks a little different today. It’s not a mistake. We’ve been working on a redesign for more than a year. We’ve gone through multiple versions, dozens of mock-ups and several test prints to make sure that we have everything covered.

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All that you ever wanted to know

What I’ve figured out over the past four years is that the knowledge you get in the classroom is just the beginning of your college education (I know it sounds cliché, but stick with me). College classes are good enough for sparking your interest in a subject, but it’s up to you to grab hold of an issue you learn about in class and run with it.

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Lawsuit decision is a call for openness

On Tuesday, a state judge told the University that it was overusing a federal statute to illegally withhold information from the public. The University should not have denied The Daily Tar Heel and other media organizations certain records they requested during the NCAA investigation into the football team.

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Title IX and the baseball dilemma

College baseball could be a revenue-generating sport. There is no bigger void in America between the popularity of a college sport and professional sport than between college baseball and Major League baseball.

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Honor Virginia Tech’s victims

All too often this time of year we find ourselves overwhelmed with day-to-day college troubles. And all too often we forget to take the time to remember those events that make all those college troubles worthwhile.

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Sex and drugs on rocky ground

Ian Dury was very clear at the start of his 1977 punk rock hit, “Sex and drugs and rock and roll is all my brain and body need / Sex and drugs and rock and roll are very good indeed.” But sex and drugs don’t always go so well together, regardless of the influence of rock and roll. Endocrinologist and internist Dr. Michael Irwig at George Washington University noticed something in the patients he was treating for male pattern baldness.

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Seize the ?nal days to expand horizons

April is an interesting crossroads for students here and on countless other campuses. While Chapel Hill bursts in color and the weather turns wonderful (for the most part), we cover our heads and run inside to make friends with our textbooks. Certainly, it is important to properly prepare for every obligation at semester’s end.

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A story for all Tar Heel ‘doers’

This week I’m branching out from my usual theme to explain why I think Rye Barcott’s new book “It Happened on the Way to War” should be required reading for UNC students. At its heart, Rye’s book is a humbling account by a recent alumnus who decided that he wanted to be a “doer.” If you’ve been to the FedEx Global Education Center or attended the lectures on campus over the past fortnight, you probably know the story: 2001 graduate Rye Barcott co-founded Carolina for Kibera, an NGO working “to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change and alleviate poverty in the Kibera slum of Nairobi.”

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Disparity is evident in Final Four

It’s been a crazy postseason for college basketball. Of the more than 5.9 million people who submitted their NCAA tournament bracket to ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, only two correctly predicted all four Final Four teams.

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Ode to the man and his message

When R&B artist Marvin Gaye recorded his 11th album, U.S. anti-communist efforts in Vietnam were nearing their 16th year. Almost 13,500 people were arrested during the May Day protests in Washington, D.C., and the Pentagon Papers, published by the New York Times, sowed incorrigible doubt in the U.S. mission in Vietnam.

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Of mice and men who like men

I’ve always been fascinated by the biological origin of human homosexuality. Growing up, I put my faith in genetics and evolution, so I was convinced that there must be some elegant explanation for this seemingly non-procreative sexual orientation.

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Let’s all strive to be like Goran

Humble doesn’t even begin to describe Dr. Goran Jovic. For 18 years, the moustached, Yugoslavian-born plastic surgeon has been working tirelessly throughout Zambia, without any trace of an ego. I was lucky enough to meet this eccentric, cuddly grandpa of a man this past summer while interning in southern Africa.

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Bidding farewell to Ralph Byrns

Many of us who care to know are aware that economics professor Ralph Byrns is leaving the University at the close of the school year. As a bright-eyed student, it is easy to feel jilted by Byrns’ decision to move.

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