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Digital Vermont Public Radio. May 6. "Showdown Over Gun Reforms Coming To Montpelier In 2015." Kristin Goss
Forbes. April 18. "Does Higher Education Actually Prepare You for Your Career? Depends." Sanford School of Public Policy
News & Observer. Jan. 14. "NC Children Having to Wait for Food Stamps Unacceptable." Melissa Burroughs
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
allAfrica.com June 22. First Lady Michelle Obama talks about journalist Robyn Kriel, a Media Fellow at Sanford this spring, in her speech in Soweto.
Huffington Post.com. May 24. A recent study that finds an increase in the gap of life expectancy between blacks and whites points to the recession as a possible cause, while Professor Sherman James cites "John Henryism," the tendency to work harder to counteract stereotypes as a contributing factor.
Durham Herald-Sun. May 5. Three Sanford professors discuss what will change in the Post-Bin Laden world.
The Durham Herald-Sun. April 26. Two public policy majors, Alex Reese and Catalina Hidalgo, worked on research projects on education as part of a collaboration between the Durham Public Schools and the Center for Child and Family Policy.
Durham Herald-Sun. May 5. Three Sanford professors discuss the implications of the death of Osama Bin Laden.
The Duke Chronicle. March 22. The upcoming TedxDuke conference is being organized by PPS Majors Union President Chelsea Ursaner.
New York Times. Feb. 9, 2011. A report issued by the Triangle Center for Terrorism and Homeland Security is quoted in article about the proposed Congressional hearings on terrorism and Muslim-Americans.
Baomoi.com. Jan. 21, 2011. Duke University, Vietnam National University and GE Foundation signed an agreement to develop a Master of Public Policy for Envirnomental Protection at the Vietnam National University. Sanford School professors will collaborate on creating the program.
The Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 10, 2010. New York Times columnist David Brooks asserts that President Obama badly misread" the mood of the country, leading in part to the results of the 2010 midterm elections, a start to the tea party movement, and a system that exacerbates political polarization.
The Chronicle. Nov. 10, 2010. New York Times columnist and political pundit David Brooks speaks at the Sanford School and addresses the polarization of Congress, among other topics.
The Durham News. Sept. 28, 2010. Karen Kemp, Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications, talks about Sanford's upcoming exhibit opening and panel discussion for "The Geography of Marriage," a photography exhibit about civil ceremonies by Anne Weber.
The Editor's Desk. Sept. 25, 2010. In a Q&A with UNC journalism professor Andy Bechtel, Fiona Morgan MPP'11 shares her thoughts about the state of Triangle media.
Chicago Tribune. July 22. A Duke-UNC study of how Muslim communities counter radicalism is cited in this commentary on a proposed Islamic Community Center.
Charlotte Observer. July 21. Tara Steinmetz (MPP '12) outlines why nuclear energy is not a good alternative energy source.
New York Times. July 14. Peter Ubel, professor of business and public policy, points out the limitations of behavioral economics and why it is no subsitute for good policy.
The UK Register. June 21. Columnist Lewis Page questions the wisdom of trying to close the digital divide in discussing the study by Sanford Professors Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd, which finds that having a home computer has a negative impact on the reading and math scores of children in grades five through eight.
Orlando Sentinel. May 15. Duke undergraduate student Kavita J. Chapla writes on the benefits of the new airport-screening protocols, citing the importance of using intelligence-based, rather than race or ethnicity-based standards.
The (Raleigh) News and Observer. May 6. Public Policy students Betsy Bourassa, '11, and Stephanie Shyu, '10, completed a multimedia project on Muslim teenage females and their feelings on the traditional Muslim veil, as part of a class with Philip Bennett, professor of the practice of journalism and public policy.
LA Times. April 19. David Schanzer, associate profesor of the practice of public policy, comments on the continuing controversy in the Muslim community over public denouncements of extremism and terrorism.
The Economist. April 8. Private efforts, such as private security guards and anti-theft devices in cars, can have an impact on crime levels according to a new paper presented at the Royal Economic Society by Philip Cook, professor of public policy, and John MacDonald of the University of Pennsylvania.
The News and Observer. Feb. 22. Misha Angrist, lecturer with the DeWitt Wallace Center, talks about his participation in the personal geomics project.
A book co-authored by J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy, Law and Management Frank Sloan was cited in a March 1 Chicago Tribune article about companies firing workers who won’t quit smoking. He also was quoted in a Feb. 22 New York Times article about how spikes in insurance prices attract a lot of attention and are a result of a variety of factors.
Politics Daily. Feb. 1. Public policy student Doris Jwo (PPS '11) writes about the problems with the campus dining halls run by a local union and the current $2 million budget shortfall.
The St. Petersburg Times. Jan. 12. discusses ways the Muslim-American community is working to prevent radicalism among its members and how law officials should work to support these efforts.
Wisconsin Public Radio Nov. 10. Donald Taylor, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, called in to the Joy Cardin Show to discuss the latest in the health care reform debate: the bill recently passed in the House of Representatives. Now it moves on to the Senate, where Taylor predicts it will have obstacles to overcome.
Duke News, June 24. Duke announces new Board of Trustees members, including Sanford alumni Sunny Kantha.
TheGlobalist.com, May 15. Sanford Professor of PPS and Political Science Bruce Jentleson writes, "What happens in Las Vegas may stay in Vegas, as the old advertising mantra goes, but what happens in nation-states doesn't stay inside those states." Political instability in Pakistan has potential global impact, as does the failed Somali state; weaknesses of some countries "pose a viral threat ..."
Education Week, May 6. Public Policy student Adrienne Ziluca ('09) wrote this op-ed supporting continued funding for arts in education as part of her PPS 121 (Reporting Public Policy) coursework.
WUNC 91.5 FM, March 11. Nasim Fekrat, an Afghani journalist and media fellow at the DeWitt-Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, was a guest on "The Story." He discusses why he believes so deeply in freedom of expression that he's willing to risk his life.
Duke News, Feb. 16. Gregory Morrison, a PPS and history major, has been selected to deliver the sermon at Duke Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m.
The Chronicle, Jan. 14. PPS professor Don Taylor, head of the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship program, discusses the scholarship's efforts to compete more effectively with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's renowned Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Both grants are aimed at students from the Carolinas, and 12 to 15 Benjamin N. Duke Scholars are named each year.
The Volokh Conspiracy, Jan. 5-9. In a series of blog posts, ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy Phil Cook, currently on sabbatical, writes about the positive effects that raising the excise tax on alcohol could have for all Americans. Cook begins with a brief history of alcohol legislation in the United States, and then argues the merits of a higher excise tax and of lowering the drinking age.
Time Magazine, Dec. 12. Alex Harris, professor of the practice of PPS and N.C. photographer, were invited to take pictures on the set of the movie Che, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Benicio Del Toro as the revolutionary Che Guevara, that explores the relationship of the townspeople and the actors in this photo essay.
Duke Today, Dec. 9. Two Sanford students, Jeremy Cluchey (MPP ‘09) and Nick Campisano (PPS ‘09), were named Federal Service Student Ambassadors for the 2008-2009 school year,
Duke Today, Oct. 23. Duke demographer Giovanna Merli, a new member of the PPS faculty, is introduced to the Duke community. Merli is an expert on Chinese family policy, and she discusses the success of China's one-child-per-family laws as well as the reasons AIDS has been kept under control so well there.
Democratic Strategist, “Obama and Iraq: A General Election Strategy”: July 3. With the Iraq War still near the top of voters’ list of concerns, Duke Public Policy Professor Bruce Jentleson offers a campaign strategy for presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Raleigh News & Observer: June 26. Duke public policy major Abby Alger, a rising senior, co-founded the new blog Real World Republicans to reach out to Generation Next -- people 16 to 25.
North Carolina Public Radio: June 11. On “The State of Things,” Professor of PPS Helen “Sunny” Ladd discusses the need for education reform in the wake of the failures of the No Child Left Behind policy. Ladd outlines the recommendations of a task force of experts, of which she is co-chair, that were announced this week as “A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 24: Assistant Professor of PPS Elizabeth O. Ananat, whose work was cited in a report last week that claimed single parenthood costs taxpayers $112 billion, says that report ignored data showing that many women’s financial lives improve after divorce. She explains how the results add up.
Duke Today, March 20: Three Duke faculty members, including professor of public policy and political science Paula McClain, currently sit on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Study, which aims to provide data to help explain election outcomes. They are taking a close look at 2008's historic race.
Newsweek, March 5: In a discussion of the vice presidential nominee for the Democratic ticket, retired general Anthony Zinni, a visiting professor at Duke’s Sanford Institute, is mentioned as a “national-security choice.”
Durham News, March 1: Retired four-star Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, a guest lecturer this semester in the Hart Leadership Program at the Sanford Institute, shares his excitement for the involvement of young people in the presidential campaign.
New Scientist, Feb. 2: Evan Charney, a political scientist and assistant public policy professor, is critical of some of the studies that have found personality differences between people who hold varying political views. (Link to free preview and full text for subscribers; e-mailed upon request to email@example.com.)
DiversityInc, Jan. 25: Paula McClain, a professor of political science and public policy who has researched Latino attitudes toward blacks in the South, talks about the crucial Latino voting bloc. (with audio) See also (U.K.) The First Post: Clinton and Obama Battle for Hispanic Vote
Duke University News & Communications, Jan. 16: Latinos tend to identify more with whites than with blacks, according to preliminary findings of a Duke study. This dynamic may affect the upcoming Democratic primaries, says Paula McClain, professor of political science, public policy and African and African American Studies.
Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec.14: In his book, Paying the Tab: The Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Control, Duke public policy professor Philip Cook makes a case for raising excise taxes on alcohol to reduce drinking and curb the societal harm caused by alcohol abuse. Cook also proposes loosening drinking rules in "custodial" environments such as military bases and residential colleges.
The Economist, Dec. 6: As Americans digest the news of another gun atrocity, they cannot be blamed for thinking that guns are in too ready supply. But an article by Philip Cook, Duke professor of public policy, in the latest Economic Journal suggests that the demand for illegal guns is not met as easily as many people believe.
Washington Times, Nov. 29: Because of her crossover appeal with white females, Oprah Winfrey’s support for Barack Obama has the potential to affect the outcome of the Jan. 3 Iowa caucus and other primaries, says political science and public policy professor Paula McClain. See also Duke University News & Communications.
Duke University News & Communications, Nov. 27: Sanford Institute professor Susan Tifft is applying her journalistic talents to writing about her own battle with cancer. Her website displays her characteristic humor along with insights about the tribulations of chemo and joy from the love and support she receives from her husband and legions of friends.
North Carolina Public Radio's "The State of Things," Nov. 16: Alex Harris, a professor of public policy, discusses The Idea of Cuba, his latest publication. Inspired by a series of trips he took to Cuba, the book employs documentary photography to provide a contemporary picture of social and cultural life on the island today.
Duke University News & Communications, Nov. 15: In a new study on hospice care, assistant professor of public policy Don Taylor explains how hospice programs not only provide dying people with quality-of-life benefits, but also reduce Medicare spending by more than $2,000 per person compared to normal care.
Duke University News & Communications, Nov. 15: Senior Kristin Butler of Cary, N.C., an opinion columnist for The Chronicle student-run newspaper, has been named the 2007 winner of the Melcher Family Award for Excellence in Journalism.
NPR’s Morning Edition, Nov. 6: Hardy Vieux, a 1993 PPS graduate and former Navy lawyer, discusses United States attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey’s stance on waterboarding, a controversial interrogation practice. Vieux says that once Mukasey is confirmed as attorney general, Senate Democrats will likely insist that he clarify his official position on the issue.
Washington Post, Oct. 29: Associate professor of public policy Anirudh Krishna's research on social capital--an important tool in development--shows that it must be grown on a local level, rather than through governmental or multinational organizations. This suggests a "fundamental flaw" in U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq, says columnist Shankar Vedantam.
Public Radio East, Oct. 15: Christine Vaughn, a second-year MPP student and former teacher, discusses the relationship between a growing rate of teacher absences, reduced student performance on standardized tests and increased disciplinary problems in North Carolina schools.
Washington Post, Sept. 9: Peter D. Feaver, a Duke political science and public policy professor who was a National Security Council strategic adviser until July when he returned to Duke, discusses Washington politics and the troop “surge” in Iraq. See also: NBC Nightly News: “General David Petraeus Preparing to Deliver State of Iraq Speech to Capitol Hill” (Transcript not available online)
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 7: Peter Feaver, a Duke political science and public policy professor who helped develop the troop surge plan while serving in the Bush administration, sees an opening for Democrats and Republicans to reach agreement on an Iraq policy. Also on NBC Nightly News.
American Journalism Review, April/May 2007: New York Times should have done better follow-up when competitor broke story of deficiencies at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, says Susan E. Tifft, a professor of journalism and public policy at Duke University and coauthor of a book on the Times' Ochs-Sulzberger dynasty.
The New York Times, Feb. 4: New York Times columnist and visiting professor of PPS in fall 2006, David Brooks says he was struck by the “universal tone of postboomer pragmatism” among the Duke students he taught last autumn.
Duke University News & Communications, Jan. 8: Hasty passage of recently proposed legislation would be a mistake, says public policy professor and homeland security expert David Schanzer, adding that the 278-page bill contains numerous provisions that have not been subjected to public or congressional scrutiny.
The New York Times, Aug. 6:“ 'Civil war' is sort of a proxy term for wars we cannot win,” says Christopher F. Gelpi, a professor of political science at Duke who has worked on gauging opinions on Iraq with Peter D. Feaver, a Duke professor of political science and public policy now on leave as a White House adviser.
(Raleigh) News & Observer, March 9: Duke students and community researchers talked to disadvantaged families and found that a lack of health insurance and medical debt are key factors in rising levels of rural poverty.
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(Raleigh) News & Observer, Feb. 10: Duke visiting professor Bernard Avishai says the "breath of fresh air" in Israeli politics is acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s recruiting of international support before stating conditions for dealing with Hamas. Duke News link
NPR's All Things Considered, Dec. 18: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Sanford Institute journalism professor William Raspberry talks about his career as he retires from the Washington Post, where he started as a teletype operator 43 years ago.
(Raleigh) Triangle Business Journal, Dec. 14 -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation will fund a four-year initiative by the Duke University Center for Health Policy aimed at helping state leaders expand programs to help the uninsured. Also News 14 Carolina.
Philip Cook , ITT Professor of Public Policy and co-author of "The Winner-Take-All Society," discusses the political implications of a report on world wealth in the June 10 San Francisco Chronicle.
Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies, talks about the implications of a revised Census Bureau estimate of the number of uninsured Americans on public radio’s April 26 Marketplace. Link to audio
In the April 20 USA Today, a 2001 study on gentrification in Boston by Assistant Professor of PPS and Economics Jacob Vigdor was cited, which found that a poor resident living in a gentrifying neighborhood was less likely to move. Vigdor discussed the irrationality of the prevalent feeling of dislike towards gentrification.
On April 13, Associate Professor of PPS and History Robert Korstad appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s program “The State of Things” to talk about what has changed for poor people in North Carolina over the past 40 years, as part of the station’s series, “North Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty.” Listen (mp3) or (RealMedia)
On March 3, Associate Professor of PPS and History Robert Korstad appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s program “The State of Things” to discuss a union organizing campaign at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Winston-Salem, the company’s response and the history of union organizing in North Carolina. (RealMedia)
On February 4, Donald Taylor, assistant professor of PPS and community and family medicine, Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, was quoted in a USA Today article that while undoing the harm from smoking is not immediate, the earlier one starts, the better. A smoking study he co-authored with Dr. Truls Ostbye, professor of community and family medicine was also cited.
In a Feb. 3 article in The Christian Science Monitor, Sanford Institute Director Bruce Jentleson commented that in her first foreign trip to Europe and the Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would emphasize diplomacy and cooperation among allies.
In a Jan. 31 Christian Science Monitor article, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of PPS Philip Cook said a handgun ban in San Francisco will not prevent criminals from obtaining guns.
Salon.com quoted Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and PPS Susan Tifft Jan. 12, saying that talk-show host and syndicated columnist Armstrong Williams’s acceptance of $240,000 from the Department of Education before conducting a flattering interview with Education Secretary Rod Paige showed that “he should stick with P.R.”