The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Tuesday August 9th


Put ticket policy in hot seat

The men’s basketball team is not the only thing in crisis in the Smith Center. There’s also a major problem with the seating policy. The majority of students is relegated to seats in the upper-reaches of the cavernous arena, while the court-side seats are occupied by major donors. And many student tickets go unused.

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Review of entire Greek system needed for change

TO THE EDITOR:In response to Bob Winston’s letter, (“Greek review to focus on Greeks, not administration,” Jan. 19), if you want to have the best Greek system in the country, then it might be a good idea to examine the structure and operations of the University offices that interact with Greek organizations.

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Monumental importance

The time has come for the Freedom Monument Project to move forward. UNC art professors Juan Logan and Lyneise Williams, along with landscape architect David Swanson, have designed a series of sculptural vignettes to be located near the state capital in Raleigh.

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Advisory committee seeks input from UNC students

TO THE EDITOR:The student leadership advisory committee consists of 12 students that directly advise the vice chancellor for student affairs. SLAC was created in 2008 and serves as both a student voice to the administration and as a liaison between the two. SLAC addresses a broad range of issues on behalf of the student body, spanning from housing to dining to Greek affairs.

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Pay attention, Tar Heels

It’s campaign season again. And to some students, it can seem like the only repercussions are annoying A-frame signs and badgering signature-collectors. But student body elections have consequences, and they give students a chance to impact University policy and campus life by choosing competent officers.

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Change, religion are often at odds

In the society we live in, change is a constant. The need to adapt, adjust and reevaluate is ever-present. Organizations that survive are continually broadening their view of the world and expanding their mind to new possibilities. However, there is a large exception: religion.

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Relief for Haiti

If print isn’t dead, then it is certainly dying. It’s time the University went completely electronic with its admissions process.General Interest Meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, 209 Manning Hall — An open meeting for students interested in getting involved with relief efforts. For more details, visit the Facebook group “Students Supporting Haiti.” PID Drive

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Problems with paper

If print isn’t dead, then it is certainly dying. It’s time the University went completely electronic with its admissions process. Each year the UNC admissions department sends out between 60,000 and 70,000 paper applications to prospective students.

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Buy you a drank

The state of North Carolina should put the sale and distribution of liquor in the hands of the private sector. North Carolina is one of 18 “control states,” jurisdictions that directly control the sale and distribution of alcohol. In North Carolina, local Alcoholic Beverage Control boards manage the production and sale of liquor within the state.

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For the new year, focus on getting ?t

You might have gone to the gym on the first day after Winter Break. If you did, then we probably bumped into one another on the track. It was packed in there. When I got to Rams Head Recreation Center, I was sure that I had actually stumbled onto the set of a National Geographic special.

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Quick Hit that lampooned UNC’s value missed point

TO THE EDITOR:Is Eeyore the new executive editor of The Daily Tar Heel? Our school gets ranked No. 1 in the nation for “best value in public colleges,” yet you still complain about the cost and quality of the education. I don’t see the DTH reporting about the regular season losses after we won the 2009 NCAA men’s basketball championship. Why do it for this?

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Cartoon about graduation was crass and tasteless

TO THE EDITOR:I don’t usually pick up The Daily Tar Heel because the level of vulgarity and obscenity only seems to get worse every time I do. That is why I sorely regretted viewing the paper on Jan. 13 in which Angela Tchou’s cartoon on academic advising blatantly reflected my preexisting sentiments toward our school paper.

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UNC students urged to get involved in Haiti relief

TO THE EDITOR:Today at 5 p.m. in the Campus Y, please join a coordinated effort of the UNC campus community for a united response to the tragic earthquake that has struck Haiti. This monumental disaster requires cooperation among us all and a coalition of student leaders is working to coordinate UNC’s efforts for donations.

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Outside insight

Board of Trustees Chairman Bob Winston’s decision to tap Jordan Whichard to examine the UNC administration’s interaction with the Greek system is a necessary move to ensure a sustainable partnership between the two parties.

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Revision gets it right

The new revisions to the leave policy for former UNC-system presidents and chancellors are a welcome and needed change — for now.Benefits and pay given to administrators returning to faculty positions were doled out without accountability and were a bit excessive.

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How we pick them

As the student body election season heats up, so too does The Daily Tar Heel’s editorial board. The next month is the most important period for the opinion page and a time in which we have the opportunity to make the most impact on the student body.

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Coming together, we can help Haiti

Two nights ago, my heart stopped. Maybe you’re like me — a habitual news reader, constantly refreshing various news sites, Twitter and Facebook. Even my voracious consumption of news had ill prepared me for the Haitian earthquake, for the steady photo stream of children trapped in the rubble and reports of United Nations buildings completely obliterated.

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