The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday February 1st


No homeschool hurdles

For many homeschooled students, applying to college can be an arduous and complicated experience.But UNC has the right outlook on the admissions process for homeschoolers by not adding the additional burden of extra submissions like many other universities require.

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Don’t trek down to Haiti

Any student groups or individuals still trying to go to Haiti in the near future should seriously reconsider. Relief efforts have been mired by the collapsed infrastructure. And right now, visiting students will only consume precious supplies.

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DTH Student Body President forum

Join us today for The Daily Tar Heel’s student body president forum. If you can’t make it, you can also watch the forum live at dailytarheel.com and submit your questions instantly. Every year, the DTH invites the candidates to participate in a discussion of campus issues, open to all. DTH SBP FORUM

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Content over color: Appointing individuals based on race concerns sets a precedent that enforces rather than erases racial divisions

I cannot think of better words to describe how irrelevant race should be in our lives than those of Martin Luther King Jr.“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” At the time they were spoken, these were contentious words.

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Belief is at heart of human condition

Parents feel it when looking at their children, millions felt it as they were captivated by Barack Obama’s rise to the presidency, religious-minded people feel it as they find their faith, and Tar Heels experience it as they become “true blue.”

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QuickHits for Feb. 3, 2010

Salinger legacyThumbs upIf you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where Salinger was born and what his lousy childhood was like. But we’ll just tell you that this reclusive author will be missed.GDP growthThumbs up

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Continue ?ght for access: N.C. Coalition for College Access deserves praise for ?ghting for a?ordable education opportunities

The N.C. Coalition for College Access planned to get together Saturday to address a problem that has plagued the landscape of the United States’ higher education system: access for undocumented immigrants.Allowing qualified undocumented students affordable access to institutions of higher learning is essential to ensuring a meritocratic United States.

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Small steps, giant leap: Energy savings of almost $1 million prove that small measures can lead UNC on path toward big changes

The UNC Department of Energy Management’s energy saving initiatives are a financial success and an affirmation of UNC’s commitment to sustainability. Turning off lights and regulating building temperatures may seem to be trivial tasks. But the benefits aggregate across the entire campus.The savings of almost $1 million in half a year attest to that.

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Title IX limits variety

The introduction of gender equality legislation in 1972 changed the landscape of collegiate sports. Title IX was a groundbreaking attempt to ensure that women would have the same opportunities as men, academically and athletically. Its success was paramount to the advancement of women’s rights in the United States.

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Campaigns must focus on graduate students at UNC

TO THE EDITOR:During the coverage of the platforms and campaigns for student body president, there has been much discussion about all that the candidates want to do. Something that is omitted or understated from the candidates’ platforms is issues related to graduate and professional students.

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Bad bookkeeping

The idea that the Chapel Hill Town Council is even considering expanding the town’s public library during a period when revenues have dried up and taxes are high is a bit absurd.The proposed expansion, delayed Monday night, would cost $16.5 million and would be financed by bonds. The bonds would be paid back through new taxes, about $26.20 for the owner of a $200,000 home in 2012.

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