Amid frustration with how Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz has handled UNC's reopening, the Editorial Board has compiled a list of campus figures who may be better suited to the role of chancellor.
"Leaping into the coronavirus era with no clear precedent, Chancellor Guskiewicz has aimed to be transparent that nothing is straightforward, everything can change instantly and there is only so much humans can control."
"It’s time for the WNBA administration and leaders in basketball to call for better pay equity and recognize the WNBA as the trailblazers they are — in athletics and in social justice."
"Local public health and emergency services officials have stepped up their efforts even more in response to the spike at UNC-Chapel Hill. Likewise, we all need to step up our own efforts as well. Each of us in Orange County is integral to the identity and success of this community. We are in this together. Let’s do this together."
"As NextGen’s UNC-Chapel Hill Fellows, we’re committed to helping our peers navigate the voting process, which like everything else, has become more complicated for many because of the coronavirus."
"So, to you, reader, I want to tell you what I wish others would tell me — do what you can, little by little, and remember that so many others are with you."
"Once a stone-strong beacon of conservatism, North Carolina is now delicately balanced between Democrats and Republicans. With tremendous amounts of ad spending, voter registration drives and lavish party conventions, each seeks to pull the Old North State to their side."
In light of the many changes happening on Franklin Street this year, the Editorial Board came together to write a short note on some of our favorite restaurants that have had to close their doors.
"By pulling emails from May and not following the full chain on how the University responded and used this guidance to inform our planning, The Daily Tar Heel has shared one paragraph of a very detailed book and sold it as a complete work on social media."
"The upcoming days are so important in curbing the spread of COVID-19. Now is the time to step up and be responsible for our own lives and the lives of our peers. UNC didn’t do it, so we have to."
"Just as the University has wronged its Black students by perpetuating white supremacy, we, too, have failed them by drowning out their voices and ignoring their concerns. We can — and will — do better."
"And now you know that your experiences, your sufferings, your safety, your health and even your expensive learning — they are all pitted against the cold background of a university that could not be bothered to care."
"Ultimately, it is not just international students, but also colleges who lose when they are unable to host some of the brightest minds from across the world."
"Graduate programs should use this unprecedented year as an opportunity to not only waive standardized testing requirements for program admission, but remove them altogether in the years to follow."
"BOG members are greedy, but they are not as stupid as you’d imagine. They are fully aware that tens of thousands of students will move across North Carolina and the country, become infected and be abruptly sent back home."