In The Media - Archive 2013
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Chapel Hill News. Dec. 3. Kelly Bies, a public policy senior at Duke, says, " North Carolina should grant in-state tuition to provide these youths (undocumented students) equal educational opportunities and raise the state’s overall level of education."
News and Observer. Nov. 11. "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman and ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden debated domestic spying and intelligence-gathering in front of an overflow crowd."
Durham News. Nov. 8. "Former director of the CIA and NSA Gen. Michael Hayden and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman will share a stage for the first time to discuss “Leakers or Whistleblowers? National Security Reporting in the Digital Age.” also seen in Chapel Hill News.
Salisbury Post. Nov. 7. "A team of Duke University graduate students (Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators program) have come together to help Food for Thought in its effort to feed hungry school children in Salisbury and Rowan County."
WNCN. Oct. 10. Philip Bennett, managing editor of the documentary "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis", says "What the authors found was that the NFL, over a long period, denied and covered up evidence that there was a link between head injuries and long term health effects among players."
Chronicle. Oct. 9. Reihan Salam "detailed his interpretation of the current state of American health care and how it can become a more robust and productive industry."
Tide Smart Radio. Oct. 5. Nicholas Carnes discusses "three policy proposals, including the need for broad civic engagement, the importance of reigning in the amount of money involved in the political process and the reality that a well-informed electorate must ensure that their politicians represent the people."
News 14 Carolina. Oct. Margaret Gayle discusse the implementation of gifted and talented programs in two coastal schools and says,"people need to be able to go see how teachers teach differently, how they set up the classroom and how children get engaged in learning at a high level."
NYMag. Sept. 20. Mickiewicz says, "it’s this mix of the legitimate and the absurd — credible pundits and wacky conspiracy theorists, aggressive reporting and propagandistic commentary, traditional news broadcasts and viral meteor videos — that has made RT a compelling proposition for the Americans who are already tuning in, even if only as a guilty pleasure."
Herald Sun. Sept. 20. Bahari J. Harris says, "it would be nice if we could pass a bill in Congress that would abolish racism. We cannot. But we do have options."
Chronicle. Sept. 13. The Sanford School co-hosts a discussion of heath care reform in Canada and the United States in the Duke South Clinic Amphitheater.
The Chronicle. Sept. 11. "A brave and sincere leader who guided with empathy and who was unyielding in his exceptional efforts to improve the lives of others, Terry Sanford is rightly considered one of the foremost innovators of the twentieth century."
Herald Sun. Sept. 10. Rajiv Shah is "visiting a USAID innovation hub right here in Durham" and giving a speech at Duke University, "one of seven universities across the globe that are part of the Higher Education Solutions Network."
Politico. Sept. 7. General Petraeus "will give his first paid speech since resigning as CIA director in November" at Duke University titled, "America and the World: A Conversation with Gen. David Petraeus.”
MPR News Radio. Aug. 19. Richard Newell discusses the transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy and how our lives will change in the following decades as we adjust our energy consumption patterns.
www.news.yahoo.com. Aug. 14. Donor privacy within genome identifying projects has become a contested issue and Misha Angrist recognizes “people have different preferences: researchers should do their best to honor them rather than to do what's most convenient for themselves or what keeps the lawyers and regulators at bay.”
New York Times. Aug. 12. N.S.A's proposed plan to defend against cyber attacks has been met with fervent opposition and Professor Peter D. Feaver says, "Public skepticism about U.S. cyberoperations is dramatically higher today, and it could result in political constraints that were off the table even a year ago."
Durham Herald Sun. Aug. 11. North Carolina's recent regulations on voting registration places stringent rules regarding on-campus voting and Professor Gunther Peck believes "Duke and UNC students have created a participatory voting culture on their campuses, and they will fight to keep it that way."
WSOC. Aug. 8. Ex.Gov Beverly Perdue is expected to begin a stint at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy in the fall.
Fiercehomelandsecurity.com. Aug. 8. The Institute for Homeland Security Solutions, where David Schanzer is Director for Strategy and Outreach, conducted an online survey that found on average, Americans' opinions on permitting citizenship-only based investigations differed between scenario and direct responses.
News Observer. Aug. 7. North Carolina has seen no improvement in its low-income childhood obesity rate and Kelly Brownell says,"You have this cascade of factors: large portions, marketing of unhealthy food for kids – any number of factors driving it, so even just stopping the increase represents a significant advance.”
Washington Times. July 30. The verdict in the Bradley Manning case makes clear that intent does not matter in prosecutions about national security leaks. “If you receive a security clearance, you don’t get the right to decide when, or when it’s not, OK to leak information. The reasons that you leak are irrelevant,” said David Schanzer.
Yale Daily News. July 23. Kelly Brownell will begin his tenure as dean of the Sanford School this fall.
Center for Consumer Freedom. July 22. Research by Dean Kelly Brownell suggests that there exists a link between menu calorie labels and food consumption.
Duke Today. June 27. Sanford Ph.D candidate Katherine Duch will join the university's board of trustees.
The Guardian. June 25. A poll conduced by the Sanford School finds that 64% of Americans support the regulation of greenhouse gases.
The Nation. June 19. Kiertisak Toh discusses his experience at the Society for International Development's conference in Washington, DC.
News and Observer. June 17. Former NC Beverly Perdue plans to launch an education consulting businesses. She will also be joining the Sanford School this fall as as distinguished visiting fellow.
Huffington Post. June 17. "If we are to reverse the tide of internal segregation in our schools, we must ensure that teachers are prepared and trained to provide a high quality education to all students, not just a select few," writes Sandy Darity in an op-ed co-authored with Alan Aja and Darrick Hamilton.
Charlotte Business Journal. June 12. Former NC Governor Beverly Perdue is slated to become a distinguished visiting fellow at Sanford this fall.
Food Chemical News. June 11. Kelly Brownell will be bringing his expertise in the field of obesity science and policy to Sanford as its new dean.
Ummid. June 8. A study released by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security found that domestic terrorism posed more of a threat to Americans than foreign terrorism.
Healio. May 28. Kelly Brownell presented research on the relationship between food and addiction at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
The White House. May 16. President Obama appointed Sanford School alum Daniel Werfel as Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
The Chronicle. May 12. The Board of Trustees elected David Rubenstein as chair. Rubenstein recently donated $10 million to the Sanford School.
Philanthropy Journal. May 8. The Sanford School received a $10 million donation in support of graduate fellowships and undergraduate internships from trustee David Rubenstein.
News and Observer. April 30. The Sanford School received a $10 million donation in support of student internships and fellowships from trustee David Rubenstein.
The New York Times. Apr. 18. The Boston Marathon bombings could allow President Obama to create a heightened focus on effective law enforcement. "Boston is not big enough to change the narrative about President Obama, but it might be big enough to change the public's response to terrorism," Peter Feaver said.
American Journalism Review. April 9. Bill Adair, creator of PolitiFact, is interviewed about his new position at Sanford.
Columbia Journalism Review. April 8. An interview with Bill Adair, creator of PolitiFact, will be the Knight Chair at Sanford this fall.
Politico. Apr. 4. Bill Adair, creator of Politifact and Washington bureau chief for the Tampa Bay Times, will join Duke's faculty in July as the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy.
The New York Times. March 29. Commercial beer brewers pay a federal tax on every barrel of beer they produce, and some are pushing to reduce the tax. Others, like Phil Cook, argue against reducing the tax. "The taxes that are included in the price of a beer do not begin to pay for the social costs of drinking," Cook said.
The Wall Street Journal. March 22. Gun ownership numbers are difficult to pin down. "We know that in a survey where respondents are randomly selected from adults in the household, a household headed by a married couple is substantially more likely to report guns in the home if the husband is selected than if the wife is selected," said Philip Cook.
The New York Times. Feb. 23. Are big-time sports a waste of resources at private institutions like Duke? "We're here to educate people. There has been a lot of new chatter about this in the past three years. I think it's better for us to come clean and say, yes, we do commercial sports," said Charles Clotfelter.
USA Today. Feb. 7. A new Duke study found that more Americans are convinced of climate change. "Whether in response to extreme weather events like mega-storm Sandy or the improved economy, public opinion has clearly rebounded from its low point of a couple years ago," said co-author Frederick Mayer.
Deutsche Welle. Feb. 2. New immigration reform could provide a clear path to American citizenship for approximately 11 million illegal immigrants. But, policymakers should be wary of assuming reform would increase immigration from Mexico, as immigration from Mexico has come to a standstill, said Jacob Vigdor.
The Durham Herald-Sun. Jan. 12. The Durham Public School Board is considering reassigning a small group of local high school students to keep families at the assigned schools. "School boards across the country have often had to balance having diverse and racially balanced schools on one hand and retaining families on the other,” said Charles Clotfelter.
The Huffington Post. Jan. 9. Universal background checks are one of the measures being discussed on gun control, including a meeting with the White House by Wal-Mart. If implemented, universal background checks would likely function as they do in California, where private sales of guns have been regulated for over 20 years, according to Phil Cook.
The Christian Science Monitor. Jan. 8. Gabby Giffords is starting a gun-control group in the wake of the Newtown shootings.
MIT Technology Review. Jan. 2. The difficulty of interpreting genetic test results has led to restrictions in selling test directly in some countries and parts of the US. “To tell somebody you don’t have the right to access information about your own biology, for any reason, is pure paternalism,” says Misha Angrist