LETTERS


10/23/2016 11:54pm

Letter: ​DTH should disable online comments

As a writer, I know that criticism is a key part of the writing process, and I embrace all efforts to get me to think of my writings in a different way, or improve the clarity of my work. However, I also know what it feels like to have hours of work met with ridicule and harassment that in no way attempts to create a meaningful discussion about the issue I am writing about.


10/23/2016 11:52pm

Letter: ​UNC has sold out, and no one asked for it

The University of North Carolina has sold out, and everyone is feeling the effects from it. Last summer, Barnes & Noble College bought out UNC Student Stores, causing prices to go up while hurting employees.


10/18/2016 11:40pm

Letter: Black women face misrepresentation

Black women in our society are understood to be one of the most devalued groups of people within American culture, and it’s neither fair nor accurate.


10/18/2016 11:39pm

Letter: ​Good instruction needs administration

In response to the editorial “Instruction, not administration, is our mission,” there is a fundamental flaw in the argument of the benefits of cutting administration. Administration and instruction are innately linked together.


10/17/2016 1:34am

Letter: ​Vote beyond your personal interests

In a recent discussion with one of my friends, he expressed his opinion that House Bill 2 should not hurt Gov. Pat McCrory’s chances of reelection because he sees it as a non-issue. In his words, the economic growth of N.C. should take precedent over where people can use the restroom.


10/17/2016 1:34am

Letter: ​Stop misrepresenting Two for Two

In Wednesday’s article concerning Student Congress, Speaker Simons’ comments once again misrepresent the issues surrounding the Two Governments for Two Student Bodies campaign.


10/17/2016 1:33am

Letter: ​Survivors should inform assault policy

We were part of a standing-room-only crowd in the Great Hall Wednesday night (Oct. 12) that listened in awe as dozens of brave survivors shared their stories of sexual assault.


10/14/2016 12:07am

Letter: ​What’s up with the Bell Tower?

Time was, in addition to ringing out the hours and quarter hours, the carillon used to render a selection of tunes following the twelve noon striking.


10/13/2016 12:16am

Letter: ​Students outside of HBCUs protest too

I am writing in direct reference to the article “Charlotte shooting evokes student protests at HBCUs” released in the Friday, Sept. 23 issue of The Daily Tar Heel.


10/13/2016 12:15am

Letter: ​Why did we celebrate the state tax rating?

I feel compelled to respond to Friday’s strange piece by CJ Farris in the DTH celebrating the Tax Foundation’s tax ranking of N.C. Thanks to McCrory’s efforts in reducing corporate taxes and changing personal income tax to a flat rate, we’re now the 11th best state for taxes, 4th for corporate taxes and 15th for personal taxes. Hooray!


10/13/2016 12:13am

Letter: ​NC tax rating was publicity for McCrory

When it comes to fiscal matters, The Daily Tar Heel has lurched to the right since last year. And nowhere is this more obvious than in CJ Farris’s Oct. 7, 2016 front-page article, “NC holds onto its favorable tax rating.”


10/12/2016 12:37am

Letter: Trump needs to step down from candidacy

I seldom comment publicly on political issues. However, the most recent video of Mr. Trump and Billy Bush discussing women in the most vulgar way possible is truly sickening.


10/9/2016 11:51pm

Letter: ​Shrinking the BOG spells out bad news

UNC’s wildly unpopular System President Margaret Spellings was quoted in the Charlotte Observer suggesting that the UNC Board of Governors, campus-level Boards of Trustees, and the UNC General Administration could all stand to be reduced in size.


10/9/2016 11:50pm

Letter: ​Two for Two stands for unity for UNC

In his letter to the editor Thursday, (Student Congress) Speaker (Cole) Simons corrected an issue from The Daily Tar Heel’s coverage of Tuesday’s GPSF Senate meeting. However, the Speaker’s primary claims against the Two for Two campaign misrepresent the case for separation.


10/6/2016 11:27pm

Letter: ​Anonymity can help further safe spaces

TO THE EDITOR: While the views expressed in “Safe spaces don’t exist” largely resonate with me, an important point goes undiscussed: the trade-offs between your persistent identity and your willingness to freely express yourself.