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April 15, 2009

CHANCELLOR THORP ON TANCREDO PROTEST AT UNC

From my inbox this afternoon…

Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:48 PM

Subject: FORMAL NOTICE: Message from the Chancellor: Free Speech at Carolina

I want to express how disappointed I am in what happened last night when former Congressman Tom Tancredo wasn’t able to speak when a protest got out of hand, and our Department of Public Safety had to take action.

Congressman Tancredo felt threatened and left without making his remarks.

 

Mr. Tancredo was scheduled to speak about immigration. We expect protests about controversial subjects at Carolina. That’s part of our culture. But we also pride ourselves on being a place where all points of view can be expressed and heard. There’s a way to protest that respects free speech and allows people with opposing views to be heard.

Here that’s often meant that groups protesting a speaker have displayed signs or banners, silently expressing their opinions while the speaker had his or her say. That didn’t happen last night.

 

On behalf of our University community, I called Mr. Tancredo today to apologize for how he was treated. In addition, our Department of Public Safety is investigating this incident. They will pursue criminal charges if any are warranted. Our Division of Student Affairs is also investigating student involvement in the protest. If that investigation determines sufficient evidence, participating students could face Honor Court proceedings.

 

Carolina’s tradition of free speech is a fundamental part of what has made this place special for more than 200 years. Let’s recommit ourselves to that ideal.

 

Sincerely,

 

Holden Thorp

 

 

This email is sponsored by: Office of the Chancellor

April 14, 2009

stuff i hate

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I don’t like the word “um”. It’s not even a word. Stop saying it people.

Hate this question, “How’s life?” or any variation of this vague, frankly, lazy and rude question. I don’t have time to answer you. Ask me something more specific.

Starchy, mildly green bananas.

I don’t believe people that don’t like chocolate. You are a horrible person, a liar and I don’t like you.

I hate spilling stuff on me.

I hate that i need sleep. because I love it too much.

Hate that people actually label their relationship status on facebook.  Just don’t do it.

I hate early classes.

I hate night classes.

Hate socially awkward, aloof people.  If I try, you have to too.

Hate one-uppers.  unless it’s funny.

Spring allergies. it’s JUST GETTING WARM FOR GOD’S SAKE. Gimme a break. No Kit-Kat.

I hate people that don’t flush the toilet.  I mean, what is wrong with you? It’s a matter of courtesy, not water conservation.

Bad gifts.  If you know me and I get one from you, shame on you.  Don’t waste your time shopping, just give me the cash.

The inconsistency of the quality in cafe mochas at the dailygrind. Come on guys.  you are the best.  don’t do that.

Please, people. It’s “ask.”  As in, ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSK. Not Aks.

April 5, 2008

blooooooggggggggging

What is this?! At my age, there’s a weird stigma associated with bloggers, and blogging itself.  Only emos or people who have too much time on their hands parttake in this bizzare, sometimes daily, activity.  I just signed up, even though I sympathize with that notion, because I’m trying to branch out and and see what new different communication technologies have to offer, already being overly active on Facebook and everything.  Plus, Anton Zuiker came to the “Current Issues in Mass Comm.” class and shared his blog, www.mistersugar.com, along with benefits of having a blog.  Hundreds of people will sign on and read what random, pointless, ordinary or brilliant things I have to say :), over others’ mundane thoughts.  I’m not being…emo, or anything.  Anyway, let’s see where this will take me…

Yay!  My first post is up! It’s SATURDAY NIGHT at UNC!!! AND WE’RE GOING TO KILLLLLL KANSAS TONIGHT!!!
Roy Williams