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DSG will work to purchase N&O

In order to better acclimate students to the Durham community, Duke Student Government decided to add a local newspaper to our Readership Program, which also offers The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. When this decision was made over the summer of 2006, we felt that The Durham Herald-Sun was the most appropriate choice and entered into an arrangement with them to purchase newspapers for the 2006-2007 academic year.

We agree wholeheartedly, however, with the concerns expressed about The Herald-Sun in the recent Chronicle editorial "Buy the N&O instead" (April 20). The Herald-Sun has provided questionable editorial and news coverage of the lacrosse scandal and numerous other events over the course of the past year, to say the least. As also evidenced by their frequent misquoting/misattribution of DSG officials, The Herald-Sun is indeed "the Triangle's worst."

Duke Student Government will make arrangements over the summer to replace The Herald-Sun with The Raleigh News & Observer in our newspaper program.

Elliott Wolf

Trinity '08

President, Duke Student Government

Paul Slattery

Trinity '08

President-elect, Duke Student Government

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