In praise of diversity, inclusion and civility

It has come to my attention that a number of acts of vandalism and incivility have occurred on the campus in the wake of HB2. The Gillings School’s leaders are committed to diversity, inclusion and civility, and we do not condone discrimination or acts of intolerance. We are on record… Read More

HB2 is bad for NC2

HB2: Legislation in search of a problem From: Understanding HB2: North Carolina’s newest law solidifies state’s role in defining discrimination By Michael Gordon, Mark S. Price and Katie Peralta, Charlotte Observer ( In a one-day specially convened session Wednesday (March 23), North Carolina’s legislature passed a sweeping law that reverses… Read More

Ward Cates Remembered

The passing of a public health hero, trusted adviser, colleague and friend I use the word “hero” rarely. The word should mean something. Ward Cates was a public health hero. As did so many others, I adored, admired and was awed by Ward Cates, who was, to our great fortune,… Read More