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Tuesday August 9th

QuickHits for Jan. 26, 2010

Tax deductible reliefThumbs UpTaxpayers will now be able to deduct their donations to the relief efforts in Haiti. Even after the media coverage stops, there will still be a need for help, so keep donatingAppleThumbs Up

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Engage in foreign policy dialogue

A statesman once said, “No foreign policy — no matter how ingenious — has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.” Great Decisions, a program led and taught by undergraduates  on UNC’s campus for more than two decades, embodies this idea by encouraging our generation to analyze and engage major global issues.

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UNC must come clean: Pollution from University research facility must stop; transparency and accountability are necessary

The University should follow the steps laid out by a community group to clean up the mess a mysterious UNC research facility made near a local creek.The state issued a notice of violation to the University in December after the Research Resource Facility leaked treated animal waste water into Collins Creek, in the rural western part of the county.

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Leaving basketball games early is never acceptable

TO THE EDITOR:With six minutes left in the men’s basketball game against Wake Forest on Wednesday, a fellow recent alumna and I sat in a crowded Manhattan bar, screaming at the TV in an ultimately futile attempt to encourage our Tar Heel boys to victory. So imagine my disbelief when a scan of the crowd showed a half-empty stadium — with six minutes left!

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Hurdles abound in ?lling courses

When I first decided to come to UNC, I was excited about the beautiful quads, the friendly atmosphere and the chance to learn from some of the nation’s best professors. What I wasn’t expecting was to have to jump through a series of daunting hoops in hopes of one day graduating.

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Margolis is right; ticket policy must favor students

TO THE EDITOR:Greg Margolis is 100 percent correct with his views on the student ticket policy for Carolina men’s basketball games, “Put ticket policy in hot seat,” (Jan. 20). It’s nice to know that others feel the way that my friends and I feel.Let’s face facts here: Our basketball atmosphere at the Dean Dome is just awful.

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End the exploitation: loopholes make it easy for employers to exploit day laborers; Carrboro right to push for just compensation

Thanks to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, a group that is often ignored might soon receive some support. The board approved a motion at Tuesday’s meeting to look into potentially cracking down on employers who don’t fairly compensate day laborers. This is a good first step. The board should look for enforceable ways to punish employers who exploit the work of day laborers.

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‘Darius’ tour met no rival to UNC's support

Michael Jordan, Eve Carson and Darius Weems. It was in that order that I gradually came to know and love all things Carolina blue. You can trust me because I know better than to say light blue or sky blue. It’s Carolina blue. While I wasn’t even born when Michael and Dean snagged a ring in 1982, I worshiped “His Airness.” (I can even tell you his childhood nickname, “Rabbit”).

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Counter-viewpoint on SafeWalk: Program unnecessary

The new SafeWalk program has good intentions. But it is not a solution to an illusory threat. The program provides the student with two trusted peers, one male and one female, to walk him or her to an on-campus location during late-night hours when the student might feel unsafe.The walkers are trained by the Department of Public Safety and paid by the hour.

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