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Mark Pike wanted to take a cross-country road trip, but with gas prices at an all-time high and policymakers bemoaning America’s addiction to oil, Pike’s nostalgic vision collided head on with his sense of right and wrong. [article]
About 100 years after Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller Sr., established foundations and other endowed institutions to be named for themselves, Warren Buffett, in a stroke that caught the attention of much of the world, announced he would give away $31 billion, over a period of years, to a foundation named not for himself but for two other major donors — Bill and Melinda Gates.
In the red-hot debate on immigration policy in the United States, some pundits point to the poor academic performance of Hispanic students as evidence that the melting pot isn’t working… But new research reveals that the school careers of Hispanic students tend to be marked by steady progress, not stagnation. [article]
Following Jane Addams’ lead, we must encourage immigrants to become responsible members of our political community. [article]
A myriad of post-Katrina investigations have found that the FEMA we have today is not the FEMA that was considered a model agency during much of the 1990s. [article]
Plans for transforming the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy into Duke’s 10th school received conditional approval Thursday from the Academic Council. [article]