EDITORIALS


9/25/2008 12:00am

Tutu is a great choice: We all can learn from Commencement speaker

Graduating from college is a giant time in students' lives—it marks the end of classes of homework and of testing" and the beginning of a transition into ""the real world."" An integral part of many college graduations is a commencement speech from a keynote speaker" and in May 2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu will address our very own UNC graduates.


9/25/2008 12:00am

Religion comes _¶ rst: Professors need to accommodate Jewish students

For most students Sept. 29 is just another Monday. Another school week begins and it's back to the daily grind. And midterms are just around the corner. But for many Jewish students faculty and staff on campus sundown on Sept. 29 is the start of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) and the 10 most religiously important days on the Jewish calendar.


9/23/2008 12:00am

Angling for affordability: Town should consider utilizing payments-in-lieu for affordable housing

Orange County's efforts to provide affordable housing to low-income residents are facing serious financial challenges. The Land Trust Affordable Housing Maintenance Task Force commissioned last year has issued a report addressing these challenges. Among the solutions offered in the report its recommendation that town leaders consider a payment-in-lieu system is easily the most controversial.


9/23/2008 12:00am

On the record

The vote should be unanimous. Unfortunately without the procedures that Student Congress is voting to enact the public will never know. Today's vote on attendance and voting record bills will strengthen the transparency and accountability of Congress if passed.

9/23/2008 12:00am

In house dialogue

Chancellor Holden Thorp took an admirable and unexpected step in actively mediating recent housekeeper complaints. He confronted his first student protest with tact and progressive initiative.


9/23/2008 12:00am

Curious Commitments

When new Chancellor Holden Thorp officially announces his top priorities for the year on Oct. 12 they'll look pretty different from the priorities the search committee that vetted him for the position named as pivotal to the job.


9/23/2008 12:00am

On the record

The vote should be unanimous. Unfortunately without the procedures that Student Congress is voting to enact the public will never know. Today's vote on attendance and voting record bills will strengthen the transparency and accountability of Congress if passed.


9/23/2008 12:00am

Curious Commitments

When new Chancellor Holden Thorp officially announces his top priorities for the year on Oct. 12 they'll look pretty different from the priorities the search committee that vetted him for the position named as pivotal to the job.


9/23/2008 12:00am

On the record

The vote should be unanimous. Unfortunately without the procedures that Student Congress is voting to enact the public will never know. Today's vote on attendance and voting record bills will strengthen the transparency and accountability of Congress if passed.


9/23/2008 12:00am

In house dialogue

Chancellor Holden Thorp took an admirable and unexpected step in actively mediating recent housekeeper complaints. He confronted his first student protest with tact and progressive initiative.


9/18/2008 12:00am

Lessons from abroad: Program beneficial but only increased pay will solve teacher shortage

North Carolina's booming population growth is putting added pressure on the state's public education system and stretching its supply of teachers. Bringing in new teachers from outside the country is one method many states are using to address this issue. The Visiting International Faculty Program (VIF) a private firm based here in Chapel Hill and the biggest sponsor of foreign teachers in the country will accept 500 new teachers in 2008.


9/16/2008 12:00am

Good job digging DTH

Like any halfway decent media critic I'm obliged to call out this esteemed paper for its accomplishments as well as its shortcomings. And The Daily Tar Heel deserves some accolades for its coverage so far of the Halloween debate. When the paper first reported plans to curtail this year's Halloween festivities the front-page article included some rather blunt statements from Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy.