Posts Dated Archive: March 2013

Public health students score multiple hits

Share Four public health students tapped for Golden Fleece Gillings School of Global Public Health students are amazing. I know that, and our faculty members and staff know that, but I love it when our students get recognized by others. It was really fun and gratifying last Friday when four… Read More

There’s so much really great about UNC-Chapel Hill!

More than basketball Basketball is great, and I will be pulling for our men’s and women’s teams in the NCAA competition. We’re also great in a lot of other sports, and a recent meeting at our School with athletic director Bubba Cunningham makes me very optimistic that our athletics programs… Read More

Big drinks: yes, no, maybe

Blow dealt to Bloomberg’s bold sugary drink rules Monday, news came that a court had struck down Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to tax large sizes of sugary drinks. From the Wall Street Journal: In halting the drink rules, Judge Tingling noted that the incoming sugary drink regulations were “fraught with arbitrary… Read More


Share Sequestration now Many people may think all the talk about sequesters is just a lot of arcane Washington nonsense. The sequestration became effective at midnight March 1. (Yes, I have been obsessed with it!) I’m so angry and frustrated that our Congress and President could not get together and… Read More