News & Commentary - Archive 2006

October 16, 2006

Olga Corrales, MPP ’92, has worked at the World Bank

October 9, 2006

North Korea’s actions warrant a swift, firm response from the U.N. Security Council, says public policy professor Bruce Jentleson. [article]

October 6, 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?"

September 30, 2006

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.

September 29, 2006

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.

September 5, 2006

New orientation program connect students with community, avoids “tunnel vision.”

August 28, 2006

The wife of late Duke president, North Carolina governor and U.S. senator Terry Sanford was an avid philanthropist and arts patron. [article]

August 10, 2006

Thwarted bomb plot in London reflects strong international cooperation against terrorism, but security gaps still exist that can be exploited by terrorists, says David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. [article]

July 19, 2006

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]

June 30, 2006

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.