Olga Corrales, MPP ’92, has worked at the World Bank
News & Commentary - Archive 2006
Whenever a school shooting occurs, as in the Pennsylvania Amish country this week, or in Colorado and Wisconsin last month, or in Vermont and North Carolina the month before, we understandably seek answers -- to the wrong question.
The press and the public focus on motive -- what would possess a milk truck driver or drifter or teenager to kill -- when we should be asking, "Where do dangerous individuals get their guns?"
MPP Candidate Elizabeth Sasser’s summer internship in China gave her a chance to see first-hand how education policies affect rural and migrant families.
First Duke senior Jimmy Soni read the books about the dramatic last years of the Soviet Union and its collapse. Then, thanks to an undergraduate research opportunity with Bruce Jentleson, got to meet the man behind the books.
New orientation program connect students with community, avoids “tunnel vision.”
The wife of late Duke president, North Carolina governor and U.S. senator Terry Sanford was an avid philanthropist and arts patron. [article]
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.