News & Commentary - Archive 2010

May 3, 2010

DeWitt Wallace professor Philip Bennett created a course on how the media portrays Muslims that included media projects involving local Muslim organizations, such as the Islamic Center of Raleigh. [read article]


April 13, 2010

Washington Analysis Corp. has been hiring Sanford interns for thirty years.


April 12, 2010

John F. Burness, former senior vice president at Duke University, was named interim president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and will serve while a search is conducted for a successor to President John Fry.


April 9, 2010

The conventional wisdom is that young people don’t vote. Heather Smith PPS ’98 didn’t believe that. Though her work as Executive Director of Rock the Vote, she proved that opinion to be wrong at the 2008 Iowa Caucus. The youth vote increased 700 percent over the 2004 caucus and gave the victory that night to Barack Obama.


April 1, 2010

After a 2 ½ year battle with cancer, Susan Tifft, a popular professor with the DeWitt Wallace Center on Media and Democracy, died on Thursday, April 1. On the occasion of her retirement, the Sanford School established an undergraduate teaching award in honor of her work as a teacher and mentor to her students.


March 25, 2010

Donald Taylor discusses the core issues needing to be addressed in the health care reform bill.


March 9, 2010

The administration needs to establish a clear policy on trials for terror-suspects.


March 8, 2010

Biologic medicines shouldn't have extended patents.


March 5, 2010

Recent proposed changes by the Wake County School Board don't consider the implications for poverty.

Poverty has been the elephant in the room during debates about Wake County's school assignment plan.


February 21, 2010

Donald Taylor discusses the core issues needing to be addressed in the health care reform bill.


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