LETTERS


9/17/2017 11:51pm

Letter: Prejudice is causing all the anger, not Silent Sam

TO THE EDITOR:  Thank you for The Daily Tar Heel. It truly is Chapel Hill’s only newspaper these days. Your love letter to the P2P is well deserved. That we can afford to give free bus service is still a marvelous thing to me. I help pay for it by my taxes, even though I have used it only twice in my lifetime. The day may come. That’s an opinion, but not the main reason I write.


9/17/2017 6:55pm

Letter: The editorial board must realize its role

As a former editorial board member, I was taken aback by the recent "The Institute of Politics is more than just a 'resume booster." The piece is fluff, little more than an advertisement. 


9/17/2017 6:54pm

Letter: Alert Carolina is here to keep UNC safe

Almost every day we hear about a new tragedy in some corner of the world. While we hope a life-threatening event would never occur on our campus, we must always be prepared. Whether it is a tornado warning issued for Chapel Hill, a large fire rapidly spreading or someone intentionally trying to harm our community, Carolina is prepared to communicate those risks quickly and direct students, faculty and staff to take immediate action. 


9/17/2017 6:48pm

Letter: Preemptive violence from the left is wrong and misguided

Is preemptive violence against hate speech justified? Last night I was walking to Franklin Street, and heard someone yell, “White Power!” from Silent Sam. I finished my trip, and then walked over to talk to the small group of people around the statue.


9/6/2017 6:44pm

The unsung founders and their memorial deserve better

As co-chairs of the Chancellor’s Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History, we agree with Angum Check’s Sept. 6 column: the unsung founders deserve better, both the memorial and the people whose history our university must tell more fully.


9/4/2017 1:24pm

Our front page of the Sept. 4 print edition of The Daily Tar Heel, in which we published all of the letters we received regarding Silent Sam.

The Community Issue: Staff, faculty and community members

For our Labor Day edition and in light of recent events on campus concerning Silent Sam, we've dedicated most of our print edition for Sept. 4 to publishing the many letters we've received concerning the Confederate monument.


9/4/2017 1:22pm

Our front page of the Sept. 4 print edition of The Daily Tar Heel, in which we published all of the letters we received regarding Silent Sam.

The Community Issue: Students and alumni

For our Labor Day edition and in light of recent events on campus concerning Silent Sam, we've dedicated most of our print edition for Sept. 4 to publishing the many letters we've received concerning the Confederate monument. 


9/1/2017 3:58pm

Letter: Appreciate UNC's blooming campus

TO THE EDITOR:   I have the good fortune of working near the winding path through the new Sam W. Hitt Medicinal Plant Gardens, located between the Koury building and the Health Sciences Library.


8/27/2017 9:54pm

Letter: Faculty need more places to commune

TO THE EDITOR: William Sturkey (History) argued in a recent Letter to the Editor on Aug. 25 that restricting student access to Anne Queen Commons in the Campus Y was “a gross example of faculty elitism and privilege,” running counter to the recently-established “Guiding Principles” of the College. Indeed. 


8/27/2017 9:52pm

Letter: UNC’s racism includes School of Social Work

TO THE EDITOR: With the nation now focused on calls for the removal of confederate monuments including Silent Sam, it is critical for us to consider more pervasive forms of racism affecting our country and, more specifically, affecting our campus.


4/28/2017 2:15am

Letter: Three reasons why we should support Roy

In his letter outlining the ways in which Roy Williams has failed to live up to John Wooden’s life credo, Mr. James Harris demonstrated an incredible acuity: the ability to flawlessly count to six.


4/28/2017 2:14am

Letter: ​Do not dismiss what you cannot disprove

Steve Kirschner, our Director of Athletic Communications, yesterday admonished the Daily Tar Heel for publishing letters critical of Roy Williams. He argues that their actions “smear the reputation of the coach, program and university.”