Editorial: Letters to the Editor

Editorial: Letters to the Editor
August 29
00:00 2014

New Chancellor Should Live Near Campus

To the Editor:
It is of my opinion the next chancellor of Winston-Salem State University should have his residence closer to the campus than the (current) one on Marble Arch Road.

I believe a chancellor should be accessible to the students. It will let them know that the chancellor is a part of the WSSU family. The community and faculty will feel that the chancellor is a part of the total community.

The restored home of founder S.G. Atkins is on campus, and the stately brick house that Chancellors Frances Atkins and Kenneth Williams lived in is across the street from it. The next chancellor should consider looking at these two homes or consider a home in Historical Washington Park, which is within walking distance of the campus.
Beaufort Bailey
WSSU Class of ’57

Being Our Brothers’ Keepers

This letter references The Chronicle’s Aug. 21 article “House Calls” about Wake Forest Baptist Medical doctors volunteering at Meals on Wheels and the recent beheading of American James Foley by members of the Islamic State.

To The Editor:
What if the world were full of more people like Dr. Julia Williams (and James Foley)?
That’s the question I asked myself after following the news this week upon adjournment of my first term, sine die, at the North Carolina General Assembly.

(Journalist) James Foley unfortunately was brutally killed following his own heart. May he rest in peace.
Thank God, Dr. Williams’ message from the heart does not face such a horrifying fate. We live in a community where people and programs like Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels bring vital services for lots of people who otherwise would never experience them. They bring the meals to feed the body but, moreover, the relevance of their presence brings socialization, and capacity to develop relationships/friendships with a caring army of volunteers delivering the meals into their homes.
This program and the benefits it provides demonstrate what I believe is the principle of being “My brother’s/sister’s keeper.”

The relevance of the actions by geriatricians from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center cannot be understated. They saw the need and acted. This is the capstone for building social capital.
State Rep. Evelyn Terry,
NC District 71

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