In The Media - Archive 2012
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The Huffington Post. Dec. 25. "If we look at the data, it doesn't make sense that that's where we need to beef up security in a very expensive way -- not only financially but also at the cost of our children's feeling of security," said Kenneth Dodge, on calls to place armed guards in all schools in the wake of the Newtown shootings.
The Kansas City Star. Dec. 22. The Kansas City police are encouraging victims to press charges in nonfatal shootings to help reduce violent crime. “What we’re talking about here are crimes that are very serious, often a matter of inches between life and death,” said Philip J. Cook, a senior associate dean at Duke University who researches crime.
CNN.com. Dec. 19. The NRA is following it's usual strategy, said Kristin Goss. "The typical pattern is something horrific happens. There is a national outcry, mourning. People call for a national conversation on gun control. Gun rights proponents lay low," she said. "They're used to seeing this cycle, express condolences and hope the attention will shift to a new issue."
The Huffington Post. Dec. 18. Increasing police is schools is an option being discussed after the Newtown shooting. "But if we look at the data, it doesn't make sense that that's where we need to beef up security in a very expensive way -- not only financially but also at the cost of our children's feeling of security," said Kenneth Dodge.
The Durham Herald-Sun. Dec. 17. While putting police officers into elementary schools immediately after an incident such as Newtown is initially reassuring, it could be bad policy long-term. It might “lead to criminalization of actions in schools that are best left to school discipline,” Joel Rosch said.
BBC News. Dec. 15. New gun control laws are being discussed in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. Kristin Goss, who wrote a book on gun control, thinks that political pressure for change will have to come from the grassroots level. "The Democrats have a belief that it's not a winning issue for them," she said.
Time Magazine. Dec. 14. Ken Dodge, director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, points out that schools are still some of the safest places for kids, and it's normal for them to feel stressed after hearing about events such as the Newton shooting. “It’s natural to feel anxious, but most kids will get over it on their own,” he said.
The Danbury Newstimes.com. Dec. 4. Jacob Vigdor testified as an expert witness in a public school finance trial that low teacher pay in Texas has led to a decline in teacher quality. Pay has not kept up with inflation since 2000. "The situation in Texas has declined over the past several years at a fairly rapid pace," Vigdor said.
Living Green. Dec. 4. Sophie Corwin PPS'15 explains how widespread shrimp harvesting techniques endangers our ecological security and emphasizes the need to eat locally and sustainably caught shrimp.
Durham Herald-Sun. Dec. 1. Although scientific research is an important means to solving societal problems, Margaret Coates PPS'16 argues that ethical issues surrounding this research are equally crucial.
Armed Forces Press Service. Nov. 30. Deputy Sec. of Defense Ashton Carter spoke at the Sanford School on challenges to the department in the era of fiscal constraint.
LA Observed. Nov. 26. The Los Angeles Times has hired Chris O'Brien, PPS '91, as a technology reporter covering Apple and Silicon Valley.
USA Today.com. Nov. 21. "What we're seeing here is 21st-century peacemaking, where the U.S. still has a very central role to play, but the old Camp David model is no longer sufficient," Bruce Jentleson said about the recent cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel assisted by Sec. of State Hilary Clinton.
Philanthropy Journal. Nov. 19. "We can predict persistent poverty with a level of clarity that should appall us," said Ralph Smith, senior vice president of the Casey Foundation, on the link between poverty and education. Smith delivered a Foundation Impact Research Group seminar at the Sanford School on Nov. 14.
The Jewish Daily Forward. Nov. 17. Research at the Sanford School's Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society says 34 existing major foundations are projected to complete their spend-downs by 2020, representing nearly half of all spend-down foundations in the history of philanthropy.
Triangle Business Journal. Nov. 13. How did the media perform in its coverage of the 2012 elections? A panel will give their opinions at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy this Saturday.
Time. Oct. 25. “Parents should be given access to this information that’s derived from their bodies and their children’s bodies,” says Misha Angrist of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. “This information is for everyone. It’s scary because we have chosen to make it scary. We exacerbate it by treating it like the bogeyman.”
PBS. Oct. 9. PBS’s “Frontline” tonight offers biographies of the presidential candidates in conjunction with the launch at Duke of an expansive oral history of the candidates' lives, drawing on scores of interviews with those who know the men best.
Newsweek. Oct. 8. The magazine asked several national security and foreign policy experts, includingSanford Prof. Bruce Jentleson, to come to the Brookings Institute and take part in a "war game" simulation. The "what if" question: Israel attacks Iran's nuclear facilities in the final days before the U.S.
The Durham Herald-Sun. Sept. 11. Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr gave the Sanford Lecture on foreign policy at Duke, discussing US-China relations.
National Association of College and University Business Officers. June 30. John Burness answers questions about the importance of transparency in communications for institutions of higher learning in the digital age.
Associated Press. Aug. 23. John Burness is skeptical of the claim by Penn State President Graham Spanier of being unaware of the sex abuse scandal involving the former football coach. "It is a little difficult to believe, given the prominence of Joe Paterno and the various emails that ended up going back and forth," he said.
San Jose Mercury News. Aug. 16. California will issue driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants who have work permits based on the recent federal deportation relief rules. Jacob Vigdor agrees that while immigration is a federal matter, licenses are a state matter. "The Constitution says nothing about driver's licenses," he said.
The Columbia Journalism Review. July 6. Research associate Fiona Morgan supports a proposal for a C-Span type service to help reporters and citizens to keep an eye on state legislatures. “That is really where the rubber hits the road in terms of decisions being made without people knowing what’s going on,” she said.
PBS Media Shift Idea Lab.org. March 6. On a panel at SXSW Interactive, DeWitt Wallce researcher Fiona Morgan discusses how modern-day "penny presses" can serve readers who are not white, educated and middle-class, but who want local news.
WUNC 91.5. Feb. 21. Professors David Schanzer and Don Taylor discuss gridlock in Congress with some of their students on the show "The State of Things."
The New York Times. Feb. 6. Terrorism by Muslim-Americans is on the decline according to new study released by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security and authored by UNC Professor Charles Kurzman.
The Durham Herald-Sun. Jan. 19. Debt commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson remain positive that country will address its fiscal problems.
The Raleigh News & Observer. Jan. 19. In a talk at Duke, Erksine Bowles and Alan Simpson are still pushing their bipartisan fiscal reform plan.
WRAL. Jan. 19. Congressional gridlock makes progress on the federal budget difficult say Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of the fiscal reform commission.