In The Media - Archive 2009
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Wisconsin Public Radio Nov. 10. Donald Taylor, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, called in to the Joy Cardin Show to discuss the latest in the health care reform debate: the bill recently passed in the House of Representatives. Now it moves on to the Senate, where Taylor predicts it will have obstacles to overcome.
Duke News, June 24. Duke announces new Board of Trustees members, including Sanford alumni Sunny Kantha.
TheGlobalist.com, May 15. Sanford Professor of PPS and Political Science Bruce Jentleson writes, "What happens in Las Vegas may stay in Vegas, as the old advertising mantra goes, but what happens in nation-states doesn't stay inside those states." Political instability in Pakistan has potential global impact, as does the failed Somali state; weaknesses of some countries "pose a viral threat ..."
Education Week, May 6. Public Policy student Adrienne Ziluca ('09) wrote this op-ed supporting continued funding for arts in education as part of her PPS 121 (Reporting Public Policy) coursework.
WUNC 91.5 FM, March 11. Nasim Fekrat, an Afghani journalist and media fellow at the DeWitt-Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, was a guest on "The Story." He discusses why he believes so deeply in freedom of expression that he's willing to risk his life.
Duke News, Feb. 16. Gregory Morrison, a PPS and history major, has been selected to deliver the sermon at Duke Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m.
The Chronicle, Jan. 14. PPS professor Don Taylor, head of the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship program, discusses the scholarship's efforts to compete more effectively with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's renowned Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Both grants are aimed at students from the Carolinas, and 12 to 15 Benjamin N. Duke Scholars are named each year.
The Volokh Conspiracy, Jan. 5-9. In a series of blog posts, ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy Phil Cook, currently on sabbatical, writes about the positive effects that raising the excise tax on alcohol could have for all Americans. Cook begins with a brief history of alcohol legislation in the United States, and then argues the merits of a higher excise tax and of lowering the drinking age.