By The Commentators
  • Big Time Sports: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

    December 11, 2013 at 6:00 am

    This is Lew Margolis. Since 1989, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has worked to ensure that athletic programs operate within the educational mission of their colleges and universities. Following the lead of our late, beloved William Friday, a founding co-chair of the Commission, all who care about the growing harms to the mission of […]

  • Clean, Affordable Power Advances as Duke Energy Struggles

    November 1, 2013 at 6:00 am

    This is Jim Warren. Long-predicted and hopeful changes are quickly occurring in the electric power industry – even as scientists and bizarre weather remind us that dramatic action is needed to avert irreversible climate and economic chaos. Duke Energy – based in Charlotte and serving Orange County – is now the world’s largest electric utility. […]

  • Talking about Brain Damage at a Thursday Night Football Game

    October 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    This is Lew Margolis. The Thursday night football game in Chapel Hill may seem like ancient history, but as a teacher of public health and as one unsettled by the risks of brain trauma inherent in the game of football, my own experience continues to reverberate. For the game, I hand-lettered a sign asking, “How […]

  • Be A Friend

    October 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

    This is Nerys Levy and I am a member of the Friends of the Carrboro Branch Library. Recently the local storage facility where we have been keeping our used books was sold. As a result we have been kicked out of the place where we store our more than 2500 used books. For years many […]

  • Reverse The Curse (Of Low Voter Turnout)

    October 4, 2013 at 10:02 am

    From Kristen Smith Want to spend long hours on Monday evenings discussing and debating meaty issues? Or Tuesday evenings talking and testing theories? Easy, just convince a few thousand folks to vote for you for Chapel Hill Town Council or Carrboro Board of Aldermen! Okay, few of us roll with a crew that deep, so […]

  • The NCAA Harms

    July 26, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Two torches stand guard next to the shield of UNC, emblazoned with lux et libertas, light and liberty.

  • “There You Go Again”

    July 23, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Matt Hughes — The Republican legislative leaders and Governor McCrory have agreed on a so-called tax reform plan that will soon make it to the Governor’s desk.

  • Reflections on Trayvon Martin

    July 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

    GRAIG MEYER — I would like to believe that Trayvon Martin would not have been killed had he lived in Chapel Hill.

  • Media Contracts and Academic Progress

    July 3, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Although there is no reliable way to measure whether athletes are getting a meaningful education, wouldn’t it still be better if the indicators we do have demonstrated success instead of failure?

  • Central West Opinion

    June 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    The Town Council meets tonight to hear a progress report on Central West, an area deemed suitable for major development.

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