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Saturday June 12th


No ticket? There are still ways to attend

Regarding the new ticket policy, the Carolina Athletic Association would like to address the feedback we have received about the new system.The CAA has provided many outlets for students to adjust to this new policy and receive tickets, either directly through the lottery or through one of our alternative options.

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Fix it and forget it

After the debacle during last week’s vote on funding for Students for a Democratic Society speakers, Student Congress will have a second shot to clearly state its stance on the issue.

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Bridge input essential

Correction (Nov. 20 12:33 a.m.): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated the projected costs of the proposed pedestrian bridge over South Road. It is estimated to cost $9 million. The editorial has been changed to reflect the correction.

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QuickHits for Nov. 19

Harrison BarnesThumbs UpHarrison Barnes, the top basketball recruit of the 2014 class, has committed to play for the Tar Heels. Now let’s just hope he doesn’t become the top NBA prospect a year later and commit to leave school.  UnfriendThumbs Up

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Bowling a strike

UNC-system President Erskine Bowles deserves credit for standing up for system schools by pressuring the N.C. General Assembly to divert at least a part of a $200 student tax to the universities, not the state.

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Retreat from the rights

UNC should toughen its regulations and heighten accountability for administrators granted a full year’s salary when retreating back to a faculty position. Other universities provide less compensation for administrators’ leave, and we should either follow suit or provide a more thorough process.

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Rede?ne your idea of what’s wasted

At our school many people will be impressed by the amount of work you have to do and even the extent to which you are worried about completing it.Many people I talk to seem to wear this stress as a badge of honor, and they bask in it even though it’s emotionally draining.

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Semester goes by in the blink of an eye

Sometimes time seems to pass incredibly slowly.When you’re sitting in that class that you hate, staring at the clock tick by on the wall for 50, or if you’re really unfortunate, 75 minutes, you feel as if you’re glued to that seat forever.Everybody feels this way sometimes — no matter what your job is or how you spend your time.

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Follow the leader: UNC Hospitals’ online medical records lead ?eld

UNC Hospitals has done an exemplary job leading the health industry in electronic records and should continue its hard work.In 1991, UNC Hospitals launched a pilot program that is now the Web-based Clinical Information System — WebCIS.It’s an Internet-based program that allows UNC doctors to transfer their paper patient records to electronic records.

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A taxing problem: N.C. General Assembly should look to update state’s tax code to re?ect service-based economy

The N.C. General Assembly should continue to look into broadening the state’s tax base to include more service-oriented businesses.The state has not had a major change to its tax code since the Great Depression.However, the commercial landscape of the state has changed considerably, moving from a more manufacturing-based economy to a service-oriented one.

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