The Daily Tar Heel

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Tuesday September 27th

Helping Haitians deal with tragedy

The horrific earthquake that struck Haiti just over a month ago has left the island desecrated. Stories of the more than 200,000 dead, 300,000 injured and 1 million displaced have caused worldwide sadness and prompted incredible generosity.

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Free at last: Innocence Commission is a model for other states

Justice has been served — just 17 years too late.On Wednesday, the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission helped exonerate its first individual, Gregory Taylor. He had served nearly 17 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.But after a review by the state commission, Taylor’s case went in front of a three-judge panel, which declared him innocent.

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Right man for the job: Bowles right for role leading de?cit committee

Erskine Bowles is good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like him.And he was a good choice to serve asa co-chairman of the Obama Administration’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. As he finishes his tenure as president of the UNC system, he will also be spending time where his expertise is equally, if not more, needed.

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QuickHits for Feb. 18, 2010

Correction (Feb. 19 12:43 a.m.): Due to an editing error in an earlier version of these QuickHits, the board incorrectly stated  that Student Body President Jasmin Jones has one month left in office. She has two months left. The editorial has been changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.

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Christians, atheists should be challenged

On April 8, 1966, Time magazine asked “Is God Dead?,” setting off furious debate among Christians and atheists.Since that time, the discourse has taken an increasingly malicious tone, relying on stinging sound bites and monolithic attacks.

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Echoing the voices of all the Tar Heels

Hey Tar Heels! It’s now the fifth week of this year’s student body president election season and what a journey it has been. Your vote in today’s election will help determine who will lead student government’s executive branch, so log on to Student Central now and cast your vote to have your voice heard!

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Shruti Shah for SBP

Cast your ballot for Shruti Shah today in the run-off election for student body president.Shah’s combination of vision and experience — along with a feasible and pragmatic platform — make her the ideal candidate for UNC’s next student body president.Making student government more effective and efficient will be Shah’s top priority.

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Lean, mean and well-oiled machine

When asked to create a two-minute video segment for The Daily Tar Heel, some of my campaign staff and I spoofed the Spice Girls song “Wannabe” in the Pit. Just like every student at UNC, there are a multitude of things that they “really, really want.”Today, I’d like to tell you what I really, really want: a student government that works.

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Envoys navigate complex terrain

Former President Bill Clinton played an important role in the aftermath of the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti as a United Nations special envoy. But it’s probably fair to say that not many people understand exactly what envoys are, and more importantly, that they have a critical diplomatic function — and have since the country’s founding.

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