The Daily Tar Heel

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Tuesday August 9th


DTH Photo Illustration. The Harder They Fall (2021) is a new Netflix film that falls into Holleywood’s pattern of colorism. Pictured is Zazie Beetz, an actress from the movie that is centralized in this conversation.

Column: 'The Harder They Fall' doesn't quite get it right

"'The Harder They Fall' is a great movie that highlights an important and underrepresented part of our country’s history. We should be able to celebrate this piece of art while remaining critical of its flaws, especially those that play into harmful trends of colorism and fatphobia in representation that plague the industry."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student logs into their ConnectCarolina portal.

Column: ConnectCarolina is cool and retro

"If you’re feeling nostalgic for the past, don’t open your closet — open your computer. ConnectCarolina will be waiting for you, as always, with its dated icons and buffering student center, just hoping that you will be the next student who fails to find the Tar Heel Tracker, yearning for the moment that you give up on Chrome and head to Firefox in the hopes that something, anything, will make this website work." 

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The Duke University Chapel on Duke’s West Campus, as photographed in 2017, serves as a symbol of the university.

Column: UNC's settlement distribution from antitrust lawsuit reflects inequity in higher ed

In August, a federal judge approved a $19 million settlement between thousands of faculty members at UNC and Duke to resolve a class-action lawsuit asserting that the two universities colluded not to steal faculty from each other. Duke and UNC allegedly held a “no-poach understanding” that reached back decades. Essentially, each university promised not to steal professors and faculty members from the other. This agreement violates state and federal antitrust laws. Neither Duke nor UNC-Chapel Hill admitted any wrongdoing in the settlements of either lawsuit. 

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