The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday August 17th


Alert Carolina failed

Students should be notified immediately of any credible threat on campus. On Sunday police armed with shotguns were in the Pit and students were forced to evacuate buildings in the heart of campus yet the emergency warning committee waited almost two hours to explain the threat.

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Free graduate students

Graduate students at the University should be given ample time to complete their degrees even if their programs require a significant amount of off-campus research or fieldwork. The University should allow graduate students to work toward their degree with as little red tape as possible.

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Endorsements: Make it Staffiera Williams

If you're looking for innovative service projects and a better variety of social events next year vote for Meggie Staffiera and Sebastian Williams for senior class officers. Staffiera and Williams want to provide more original service projects for seniors instead of focusing solely on a senior Habitat for Humanity project.

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Endorsements: Vote Edwards for SBP

Thomas Edwards has a really long platform. But that's not why you should vote for him. Edwards has the experience and knowledge to tackle one of the most difficult jobs on campus and he has the charisma to get things done in a position that's largely advocacy.

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Endorsements: Brown for CAA

Courtney Brown is the best candidate for Carolina Athletic Association president. Composed and organized Brown will bring clarity and communication to the position. Of all the candidates Brown will benefit the student body the most.

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Endorsements: Write in Lee for GPSF

Keith Lee is the right choice for the Graduate and Professional Student Federation president although he just decided to run as a write-in candidate last week. First Lee has the time required for the federation president position — a factor that has often deterred students from running.

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Endorsements: Fluet for RHA

Christina Fluet is the only person running for Residence Hall Association president but that doesn't make her candidacy any less important. The RHA president is a valuable position that serves as a liaison between students and the housing department.

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Leave sit-ins alone

Chancellor Thorp tried to make his new protest policy about protecting the safety of students. Really it's an attempt to decrease or prevent sit-ins from occupying his office.

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Let there be light

Improved lighting on West Franklin Street is long overdue. The Chapel Hill Town Council should act now on new lighting initiatives. Adequate lighting is important to the safety of town residents and students.

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