Regarding the March 20 Point of View “What N.C. should take from Selma speech”: I am happy to see that the disclaimer attached to the column of Gene Nichol that he doesn’t speak for UNC-Chapel Hill no longer appears in The News & Observer. Instead, he is simply identified as “Gene R. Nichol, distinguished professor at UNC Chapel Hill.”
We should be proud that we have his articulate and timely voice in our university.
Editor’s note: The News & Observer includes the disclaimer “doesn’t speak for” only when writers request it. Such disclaimers are not an N&O policy in any way. Gene Nichol says he is no longer complying with UNC’s request that he say he doesn’t speak for the university, so he has not included a request for the disclaimer on his most recent submissions.