LETTERS


11/4/2016 12:07am

Letter: Self-care is better for students than stress

In the (editorial) “Midterms can hurt the mind, body and spirit — take care of yourself,” you address the difficulties that come alongside with midterms. You mention that although our GPA and grades are important, students undergo enormous amounts of stress during the midterm-season.


11/4/2016 12:06am

Letter: ​Vote out Pat McCrory for a better N.C.

In the North Carolina gubernatorial debate between Gov. McCrory and Roy Cooper, McCrory touted his economic record and slammed Cooper for trying to make the campaign about social issues. McCrory’s critique is hypocritical on two fronts.


11/2/2016 12:59am

Letter: ​Demilitarization isn’t a sure fix for police

In the (editorial) regarding how the police force needs to be reformed, the author discusses how demilitarization of the police force needs to occur in order for civilians to feel safe in their community.

11/2/2016 12:58am

Letter: ​Jails are mental health institutions

In Vincent Veerbeek’s article, “Durham jail receives grant to address mental health concerns,” Veerbeek raises great points about the status and screening of inmates for mental health issues.


10/30/2016 11:54pm

Letter: ​One major isn’t more valuable than others

“Kenan-Flagler’s proposed fee sets a bad precedent,” argues that the proposal of a $3,000 fee for undergraduate majors of business contradicts the University values of affordability and equity and would set a precedent for other programs to charge fees based on their “perceived worth.”


10/30/2016 11:53pm

Letter: ​Do not obscure the truth in narratives

Joseph Tillotson (’66) writes about the Israeli-Palestinian situation, asking The Daily Tar Heel to provide the “true facts” involved. His own letter, however, uses statements that themselves obscure truth. He says in 1948 Israel destroyed villages and “forcibly evicted” 700,000 Palestinians.


10/30/2016 11:51pm

Letter: Women are more than daughters and wives

I am writing today in response to the letter “Trump needs to step down from candidacy” by Edana Kleinhans. In the letter, she argues that Republicans ought to condemn Trump’s candidacy in light of his vulgar comments on women.


10/27/2016 11:40pm

Letter: ​Vote yes on bonds to better our schools

As Interim Superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, I take great pride in our school system. But I have also found that we face many school facility challenges with aging schools that have many deficiencies.


10/27/2016 12:11am

Letter: Protests are necessary

In your editorial “Contextualizing violent protests,” you talked about how the problem with Black Lives Matter protests are not the form of protest, but rather the reason for protesting.http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/10/opinion-contextualizing-violent-protests


10/26/2016 11:53pm

Letter: ​Education issues are multifaceted

I am writing in regards to Danielle Chemtob’s article “Spellings addresses NC education concerns at forum,” which details the proceedings of the Carolina Forum hosted by UNC-system President Margaret Spellings and Kati Haycock, CEO of The Education Trust.


10/26/2016 11:52pm

Letter: ​Nazi comparisons prevent discourse

In response to the Oct. 18 letter “Republicans are not Nazis, obviously,” it should be noted that Mr. Council’s passionate defense of the GOP and disgust for ahistorical comparisons contains not only substantial factual errors on the history of National Socialism, but also logical fallacies.


10/25/2016 11:44pm

Letter: ​Stop misrepresenting Two for Two, please

The article titled “GPSF asks for changes ...” published on Oct. 25 addresses an important conversation happening between members of GPSF and Student Congress, but it misrepresents the timeline and motivation behind the emergency meeting request.


10/25/2016 11:43pm

Letter: Administrators are important to campus

The call for the minimization of campus administration in the article, “Instruction, not administration, is our mission” is a decree that negates the importance of administrators on the UNC campus.


10/25/2016 11:41pm

Letter: ​We should look at Zionism objectively

As an alumnus, I read The Daily Tar Heel occasionally and am concerned that one of the most compelling issues that motivates students on California campuses is the subject of Zionism and the gross human rights violations being perpetrated on the indigenous Palestinian people who have been militarily occupied for over five decades and who must endure living in an apartheid situation.