Are Students Customers?

The capstone of the winter of our discontent as members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community has been the hiring of political hack Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education under George W. Bush, as president of the UNC system. What had been among the best of the public universities in a nation full of great ones and, […]

Killing Atticus Finch

The literary event of the past summer was undoubtedly the release, on July 14, of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. As Joe Nocera argued in the New York Times, the ethics behind the decision to publish were at best questionable. Lee, who is an invalid, effectively lost control over her literary estate when […]