In The Media - Archive 2010
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The Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 10, 2010. New York Times columnist David Brooks asserts that President Obama badly misread" the mood of the country, leading in part to the results of the 2010 midterm elections, a start to the tea party movement, and a system that exacerbates political polarization.
The Chronicle. Nov. 10, 2010. New York Times columnist and political pundit David Brooks speaks at the Sanford School and addresses the polarization of Congress, among other topics.
The Durham News. Sept. 28, 2010. Karen Kemp, Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications, talks about Sanford's upcoming exhibit opening and panel discussion for "The Geography of Marriage," a photography exhibit about civil ceremonies by Anne Weber.
The Editor's Desk. Sept. 25, 2010. In a Q&A with UNC journalism professor Andy Bechtel, Fiona Morgan MPP'11 shares her thoughts about the state of Triangle media.
Chicago Tribune. July 22. A Duke-UNC study of how Muslim communities counter radicalism is cited in this commentary on a proposed Islamic Community Center.
Charlotte Observer. July 21. Tara Steinmetz (MPP '12) outlines why nuclear energy is not a good alternative energy source.
New York Times. July 14. Peter Ubel, professor of business and public policy, points out the limitations of behavioral economics and why it is no subsitute for good policy.
The UK Register. June 21. Columnist Lewis Page questions the wisdom of trying to close the digital divide in discussing the study by Sanford Professors Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd, which finds that having a home computer has a negative impact on the reading and math scores of children in grades five through eight.
Orlando Sentinel. May 15. Duke undergraduate student Kavita J. Chapla writes on the benefits of the new airport-screening protocols, citing the importance of using intelligence-based, rather than race or ethnicity-based standards.
The (Raleigh) News and Observer. May 6. Public Policy students Betsy Bourassa, '11, and Stephanie Shyu, '10, completed a multimedia project on Muslim teenage females and their feelings on the traditional Muslim veil, as part of a class with Philip Bennett, professor of the practice of journalism and public policy.
LA Times. April 19. David Schanzer, associate profesor of the practice of public policy, comments on the continuing controversy in the Muslim community over public denouncements of extremism and terrorism.
The Economist. April 8. Private efforts, such as private security guards and anti-theft devices in cars, can have an impact on crime levels according to a new paper presented at the Royal Economic Society by Philip Cook, professor of public policy, and John MacDonald of the University of Pennsylvania.
The News and Observer. Feb. 22. Misha Angrist, lecturer with the DeWitt Wallace Center, talks about his participation in the personal geomics project.
A book co-authored by J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy, Law and Management Frank Sloan was cited in a March 1 Chicago Tribune article about companies firing workers who won’t quit smoking. He also was quoted in a Feb. 22 New York Times article about how spikes in insurance prices attract a lot of attention and are a result of a variety of factors.
Politics Daily. Feb. 1. Public policy student Doris Jwo (PPS '11) writes about the problems with the campus dining halls run by a local union and the current $2 million budget shortfall.
The St. Petersburg Times. Jan. 12. discusses ways the Muslim-American community is working to prevent radicalism among its members and how law officials should work to support these efforts.