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Monday September 20th

Letters


Op-Ed: But have you ever talked to a Venezuelan, Claude?

TO THE EDITOR: Venezuela has fallen victim to a fascist government stemming from rampant nepotism and misinterpreted, cherry-picked ideas of socialism. Claude Wilson’s Sept. 12 column is, at best, a misguided and ethnocentric oversimplification of the economic, political, social and cultural problems that have been steeping in Venezuela for over 20 years, even before the rise of Chavismo. I know this because I grew up there.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.”

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