4/2/2020 9:39pm

Abbas Hasan

Column: My parents work in health care. Here's what I've learned

"Both my parents work in the healthcare industry, and the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. has posed a significant challenge to the two of them. My father is an infectious disease doctor in Dallas. He and other health care providers are working constantly to test and treat patients with the virus. My mother works with hospice and home health care companies, and her work, too, must continue amid coronavirus concerns."


3/29/2020 8:43pm

Opinion writer Rajee Ganesan poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of Rajee Ganesan.

Column: What to expect when you're expecting (a pandemic)

There are two things that are going to mark the end of social distancing. One, enough of the population will have caught the virus and developed antibodies against it. Two, a vaccine will have been developed and available to the public. Although the first option would likely result in more fatalities, the second option isn’t exactly the go-to choice at the moment. 


3/24/2020 6:53pm

Letter: Graduate student stipends are too low

To say it rings hollow when the Dean of the Graduate School urges graduate students to come to campus in this moment because they are “an important part of the team” understates the appalling insensitivity of the message. What Dean Barbour conveyed, with crystal clarity, is that the graduate students are only an “important part of the team” when the University needs them.


3/18/2020 9:01pm

Harry Smith is the founder and chairman of Rise Capital, a private equity firm. He served on the UNC Board of Governors for nearly seven years, including as chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, and as vice chairperson and chairperson of the Board.  Photo courtesy of Harry Smith.

Op-ed: Education and health care are never free

"Anyone who believes that giving away more health care and education without requiring dramatic changes in governance and cost controls will improve these industries doesn't understand simple math nor sustainable models."


3/17/2020 6:58pm

Letter: Be the change you wish to see at Carolina

"Mahatma Gandhi encouraged us to be the change we wished to see in the world. That sentiment very much applies to our University. However you choose to be the change, know that we are here to support and empower you, and we invite you to reach out to us."


3/17/2020 5:58pm

Mary King is a writer for the Arts & Culture desk. Photo courtesy of Mary King.

Guest column: OK, Zoomer (and other ways to avoid social isolation)

"Phones buzzed everywhere Wednesday afternoon when students received the (very expected) COVID-19 email from the University. All at once, thousands of eyes scanned the page, and mixed feelings flooded the student body. It was this moment that sealed our impending enrollment in, as recent internet discourse has called it, Zoom University."


3/5/2020 10:05pm

Editorial: Support UCSC graduate workers

"Given the dire financial precariousness facing graduate workers here and around the country, the Editorial Board joins StrikeDownSam’s endorsement of the UCSC strike and its condemnation of the UC administration’s termination of strikers."