The Daily Tar Heel

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Thursday April 22nd


Letter: UNC is committed to inclusivity

An article in Tuesday’s The Daily Tar Heel (“House Bill 2 played a role in Angel Collie’s decision to leave UNC for Duke”) gave the impression that UNC President Margaret Spellings may take steps to enforce this new state law.

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Letter: Let us unite against Donald Trump

Thanks for the thoughtful editorial on student activism in The Daily Tar Heel. My plea for the next 10 weeks is for activists to unite around the necessity of defeating Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Letter: Peeples’ column cast Ives in bad light

Alexander Peeples’ column rightly casts doubt on the intellectual seriousness of UNC’s new environmental think tank. Climate research commissioned by Phil Berger is about as reliable as a tobacco study paid for by Phillip Morris.

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Letter: A thank you to those that engaged

TO THE EDITOR: I write to extend a heartfelt letter of gratitude to the 300+ community members who attended and spoke at “A Healing Discussion on Race & America” on Monday night at the United Church of Chapel Hill.

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Letter: The student-athlete experience at UNC

TO THE EDITOR: Looking back at my first two years at UNC, I’m starting to realize it’s not so much the injuries that have wrapped the iconic phrase, “I’m a Tar Heel,” in a somewhat depressing connotation — it’s the feeling of guilt associated with it.

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Letter: We should all use our words more carefully

TO THE EDITOR: Jalea Morris made several good points in her June 16 column, “It is more than just a joke.” As she pointed out, the relatively common “There are starving kids in Africa!” — a response to complaints over minor inconveniences — can misrepresent human societies in Africa, and, indeed, divert the conversation from the truth of problems closer to our Carolina home.

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