The Daily Tar Heel

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Sunday December 4th


RHA supportive of safety programs here on campus

TO THE EDITOR: I write in response to the Sept. 3 letter ""RHA Should Fund Student Self-Defense Programs."" The Residence Hall Association's budget for 2008-09 approaches $50"0" half of which is geared toward resident programs.

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A volunteer firefighter doles out fire safety tips

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to express my appreciation to the individuals who recently traveled to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about fire safety. As a volunteer firefighter in my hometown I feel that fire safety is not well-addressed for students residing on campus.

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The money's there: You just have to ask for it

TO THE EDITOR:In response to the Sept. 8 editorial ""Shock Value: $5""000"" I am again disappointed in the pathetic irresponsibility of this year's editorial board. As a journalist myself"" I respect and even empathize with the media's role of criticizing the established institutions of government; I would expect nothing less of our student newspaper.

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Replace administration with a few super seniors

TO THE EDITOR: It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great University when they see the classrooms quads and Pit crowded with beleaguered students in their victory lap having taken as many as one two or even four additional semesters to satisfy their graduation requirements.

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Davis Library entrance not Coker" needs light

TO THE EDITOR:Your editorial advocating aesthetically pleasing lighting in Coker Arboretum (""Let there be light" Sept. 5) is admirable but a more pressing need for aesthetic lighting that would benefit far more students can be found at the entrance to Davis Library.

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Asbestos one of Morrison's 'several unique features'

TO THE EDITOR:UNC's housing Web site defines Morrison the newly renovated South Campus dorm" as a ""vibrant"" exciting place to live"" and it goes on to list ""several unique features"" that Morrison has that give it an edge over the other dorms on campus.

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Carolina a leader in the realm of sustainability

TO THE EDITOR: Kudos to the DTH for recognizing ways in which Chapel Hill's rooftops can be used more sustainably!  The projects cited in Monday's editorial (""Putting green on top: Chapel Hill roofs put to sustainable uses"") — UNC's green roofs and Duke Energy's solar collectors  — exemplify the definition of sustainability.

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Finding a suitable adviser a great challenge at UNC

TO THE EDITOR: After two years of Carolina classes projects midterms and exams I reflect on my greatest challenges thus far in my academic career: trying to find a suitable adviser and trying to officially submit a request to double major.

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Marketplace of ideas includes different voices

TO THE EDITOR:I am highly disappointed at the manner in which both The Daily Tar Heel as well as members of the campus community have responded to Student Congress' decision to fund Carolina Students for Life's large fall event.While CSFL's display is receiving critique based on claims of its supposed divisive offensive and unproductive nature its critics are the ones producing hateful and harmful accusations founded on misunderstandings and personal biases.

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Learning Center director gives thanks to peer tutors

TO THE EDITOR:As director of the Learning Center I have overseen the life of a wonderful student initiative. The Peer Tutoring Program begun in the late 1980s by a handful of students has over the years provided help to thousands of students in all kinds of subjects including foreign languages sciences social sciences math economics and business.

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