"The University claims to care about its students. If this is true, UNC should request a tuition and fee adjustment for all undergraduate students. It’s the least they can do."
"Continuing higher education amidst a pandemic is certainly unprecedented, and as one of the nation’s leading public universities, and coming up with an effective plan for reopening is going to take more work."
"Today, as we face shortages in skilled labor and look towards an uncertain economic future, it would seem best that we join our fellow states in ensuring that all determined citizens are able to get a secondary education to help fulfill our great state’s needs."
The Editorial Board has an incredible amount of respect and gratitude for the work of employees who keep the University’s doors open, pandemic or not.
"In the meantime, do what you need to do. Feel how you need to feel. Screw pants, keep wearing pajamas. Yes, eat the entire quart of ice cream in the freezer."
"The administration continues to prove they have no shame, and the bar for basic decency keeps getting lower."
"Undergraduates should come to realize that their interests lie in fostering solidarity with graduate and campus workers. Stop partying, wear your mask and follow guidelines."
The results of the UC Santa Cruz lawsuit demonstrate the essential claim of graduate student workers across the academy: universities literally cannot work without our labor, and threatening or firing graduate students is untenable.
"We have an obligation to leave the world much better than we found it, but the only way we can do that is to ensure we eradicate the very system that systematically enslaves our people today."
"All students who are coming to Chapel Hill have a responsibility to adhere to guidelines and actively work to limit the spread of COVID-19. But the increased threat of citations and police presence can make for an unsettling environment, especially for students of color."
"Today, we face another invisible evil. We are confronted by an enemy that knows no morality, recognizes no humanity and seeks only to destroy us. Through a concerted effort and progressive action, we can take down that enemy just as our ancestors took down the unseen beasts of Torpedo Junction."
"We, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, believe this declaration of a binary identity is disrespectful and severely understates our responsibilities. It is our understanding that you did not consult with the student-athlete body before announcing you would no longer refer to us as just that — student-athletes."