students be passed the burden of funding,
through tuition, the more expensive fuel
source? If so, shouldn’t all of the students
be allowed to debate this issue and not just
the Beyond Coal Group? This is a decision
that UNC has made and taxpayers shouldn’t have to bear the costs. This is a “
teach-able moment” for students and administrators: When they push for costlier energy,
they have the responsibility to bear those
higher costs in the future cost and the concomitant criticism.
Fred Gregory ’ 62
New Day at Granville
I lived in Granville for one and a half
years and, even though they kicked me out
for something the entire hall took part in, I
still had a blast there. As much as I complained about it while living there, when I
read this article it made me a little sad
(“Plans Detailed for Future of University
Square,” from Online Digest in the September/October issue). I met some great
friends there, met some great ladies there
and started my days as a Tar Heel there.
With that being said, the new plans sound
amazing, and I can’t wait to see what it looks
like when finished. I think it will make the
great city and college of Chapel Hill even
more dynamic, and hopefully by the time the
condos are finished, I’ll be sound enough to
buy one so when I come back for games I’ll
have a place to lay my head.
Brent P. Hampton ’02
Teach For America’s
As one of the first UNC students to
interview for a position with Teach For
America in 1990, I was very excited to see
that UNC is one of the top suppliers of
talent to the program. (“UNC Ranks 6th
in Grads Joining Teach For America,”
reported online at alumni.unc.edu/news.)
Additionally, I can’t believe that it has been
20 years since I read an article in The Daily
Tar Heel about the senior thesis of a
Princeton University student (Wendy
Kopp) with a wild idea to place nontradi-
tional graduates in under-resourced schools
in urban and rural public schools.
Aaron Martin ’ 91
One step begins a journey. With a new baby and
a demanding retail job pushing her to the limit, Alice Osborn opened the
paper one day and saw an ad for Self-paced Courses. “I decided I wanted
to take a course. I needed a change.” Alice took a self-paced writing course.
Then she took another one. Then, with her con;dence bolstered, she was
ready to pursue a master’s degree in English. She has gone on to teach high
school English, conduct numerous creative writing courses, and even publish
a book of poetry. Amazing what can happen once you take that ;rst step!
At the Friday Center, we know that the first step is often the hardest.
Let us help you get started on your continuing education journey. Visit
fridaycenter.unc.edu/cp or call 866-441-3683 to schedule an appointment
with an advisor.
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