The U.S. Department of Education wrote a letter to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies, ordering it to revise its curriculum or risk losing federal funding.
Banning funding to organizations that provide abortion referrals/services as part of their family planning care ensures that women benefiting from other forms of birth control, treatments, screenings and other medical examinations — many of which do not relate to abortion — would suffer from a dramatic reduction in their quality of life.
"If you care to join me on this challenge, here are 10 simple ways to integrate creativity into your day."
"These incidents are an unpleasant reminder of an uncomfortable truth: there are very few safe spaces for women in this world. And that is simply terrifying."
It seems that the labor movement has reignited to a level of popularity unseen in decades.
"All of a sudden, all these extra steps are being added in front of us, and the staircase seems like it’s never going to end. When will we get to the top; to that mythical ‘healthy relationship?!’"
Guest columnist Malik Jabati says students at UNC can not only help the planet by biking around campus, but they can also improve their personal health and commute times.
"Dissension results in punishment. In this instance, the NCAA is willing to prohibit 58 California universities from participating in NCAA competition if the bill turns into law, effectively disowning 24,000 student-athletes."
Former Chancellor Carol Folt was inaugurated at the University of Southern California on Friday, September 20th. The opinion editor at the Daily Trojan asked our editorial board to give them some thoughts on Chancellor Folt's time at UNC. Here's what we told them:
A collection of letters celebrating the life and mourning the loss of UNC student Wynn Burrus.
"This is all particularly relevant to us in the Classics department, where we are devoted to professional study of the material, linguistic and literary history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Too often, "civic” programs — like the one supported by the UNC Board of Governors — use superficial interpretations of the ancient Mediterranean world to co-opt Classics in support of conservative ideologies."
"The AAUP is a body of faculty. Its desire is not to 'create a narrative' — indeed, it is Clemens’ story that does not comport with the facts — but rather to ensure that UNC continues to abide by the open, democratic, and regular processes of shared governance."
September 20 has been designed to bring the issue of climate change, always simmering in the background, to the forefront, sending a message that this is an issue about which people care and demand action.
"Given the rising popularity and huge profits being pocketed by administrators in the NCAA, it’s time to begin compensating student athletes for their time and effort that they pour into the industry."
The new first-come, first-serve system for football tickets that starts at 9 a.m. leaves students with obligations during that time without tickets to games.
"Right now, the American system is structured in a way that helps a few rich people become richer, which I honestly think is undemocratic."