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    Charles Putterman: No place for bias

    Regarding the April 13 Point of View “A win for the politically correct”: The fact that a majority endorses discrimination in any form does not make it acceptable. There may be room for debate of economic theory, art, even politics, but there are things that are (or ought to be) sacrosanct...

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    Gene Montgomery: A market win

    Regarding the April 13 Point of View “A win for the politically correct”: It was interesting to read the piece by the lawyer from Charlotte decrying the resignation of the Mozilla CEO, apparently as a result of his support of anti-gay marriage laws in California. The attorney compared...

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    R.L. Watson: Nichol-McCrory debate?

    Universities employ scholars, such as Professor Gene Nichol, to analyze problems and publicize the results. Great universities become great by tackling controversial issues. They expect criticism or should.

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    William E. Jackson Jr.: Amazed and disgusted

    Regarding the April 13 news article “Nichol speaks, just not for UNC”: The report from UNC-Chapel Hill was astounding. As a native of the state who long respected the university for its liberal values, I am as dismayed by timid university leaders like Provost Jim Dean (“that...

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    Bill Lefes: More about programs

    Regarding the April 13 news article “Nichol speaks, just not for UNC”: Professor Gene Nichol has a wide range of interests and on occasion makes his feelings public. I would like to have him tell us more about the Poverty Center’s programs and successful achievement of its goals...

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    James E. Maynard Jr.: Pope’s power

    The April 13 news article “Nichol speaks, just not for UNC” concerning UNC professor Gene Nichol reminded me of the foolish and damaging speaker ban controversy of the early 1960s, which resulted in soiling the reputation of a great university.

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    Allan Parnell and Ann Moss Joyner: Lack of leadership at UNC

    Weaknesses in UNC’s leadership become more apparent daily. Outside pressure has been applied to silence Professor Gene Nichol’s criticism of Gov. Pat McCrory, and UNC Provost Jim Dean has capitulated to that pressure. This is disgraceful.

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    Dirk Bircher: ‘Thrones’ envy

    Regarding the April 13 news article “Nichol speaks, just not for UNC”: As a graduate of UNC-CH and its law school, I was heartened to know that the chairman of the UNC Board of Trustees affirms that free speech ranks right up there with “building political bridges.” The...

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    Tina Govan: Political pressure

    Regarding the April 13 news article “Nichol speaks, just not for UNC”: As a UNC-CH alum, I call on all other alumni to speak out against the political pressure being placed on the university.

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    Ann T. Berry: UNC caves in

    Regarding the April 13 news article “Nichol speaks, just not for UNC”: Thanks for the damning and thorough report on UNC’s cowardly treatment of Gene Nichol. His writings exemplify why academic freedom (we like to think) exists: so truth may be spoken to power. Often power dislikes...

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