Posts Dated Archive: December 2007

New Year's Eve

This week, “Monday Morning” comes on Monday night. I am in my office contemplating the end of an amazing year and the beginning of the new one full of promise. This isn’t the forum to review the year in depth, but I want to point to good news. It is… Read More

Christmas Eve

I just drove down Franklin Street to my office, and it was almost eerily quiet. Most of our students are gone and many faculty and staff as well. There was a sight that has become less and less frequent – a rainy sky, a welcome event in a region battered… Read More


Yesterday, I sat on the stage with other deans and UNC leaders as more than 2,400 students received their degrees in the Dean Smith Center. Many of them were from the School of Public Health. We are proud of all these students who ranged from undergraduates to master’s degree students… Read More

Moments and passages

It really is hard to believe that another year is nearly over. Students are intently and intensely focused on finals, and there’s not a parking place to be had in front of any coffee shop in town (What’s a desperate Chapel Hillian to do!). Good luck to all our students… Read More

Giving to make a difference

Last week was a wonderful validation of the great network of supporters this School of Public Health has developed and how appreciated the School is by alumni, donors and our own faculty, staff and students. This isn’t only about me – it is about the past and the outstanding contributions… Read More