News & Commentary Archive

October 9, 2014

The Institute of Medicine's recent report "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life" has rekindled an important conversation about what's covered in the Medicare program's benefit package.


October 2, 2014

The most successful universities connect civic engagement to community building and view communities as assets to be identified, leveraged and developed, Earl Lewis said Monday at the Duke University’s third annual Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture.


September 24, 2014

Ellen Mickiewicz, a leading expert on Russia and the media, will read from her new book at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, Wednesday Oct. 1. Mickiewicz, the James Shepley Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and a professor of political science, interviewed 108 students at Russia’s three leading universities for her book “No Illusions: The Voices of Russia’s Future Leaders.” She will read excerpts beginning at 5 p.m. in Sanford’s Fleishman Commons.


September 23, 2014

In a last-minute change that was taken with no hearings and no prior publicity, the Republican-controlled General Assembly has undermined the fundamental building block of school finance in North Carolina.


September 15, 2014

We soon may be re-entering the medical Dark Ages. That’s no Chicken Little proclamation. In 2011, the World Health Organization warned of a return to a pre-antibiotic era “where common infections will no longer have a cure, and once again, kill unabated.”


September 12, 2014

As people who have been studying and, at times, directly involved in, counter terrorism efforts in the U.S. since 9/11, we have been disappointed in the over-hyped public reaction to the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).


September 4, 2014

Two leading counterterrorism experts from the Bush and Obama administrations will discuss the terrorist threats facing the nation on Sept. 10 at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


September 4, 2014

The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences has launched a new initiative focused on the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of uneven and inequitable access to resources, opportunity and capabilities, said Trinity College Dean Laurie Patton.


August 25, 2014

Border disputes between American states are as old as the republic, but in today’s highly charged political atmosphere they often take an ugly turn.


August 15, 2014

Mass layoffs may trigger increased suicide attempts and other suicide-related behaviors among some teenagers, says new research from Duke University.


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