I agree that Gene Nichol has the right to write articles for The N&O. That’s freedom of speech. However, I wholly agree with the UNC administrators that a disclaimer be added at the end of the articles indicating that he does not necessarily “speak” for the university.
Just as I do not share most of The N&O’s views, I do not share his views. Radio stations often have disclaimers after certain programs that “they do not necessarily reflect the views of the station.” Enough said!