Posts Dated Archive: June 2013

Sometimes the good guys (people) win

Supreme Court does the right thing Thursday, June 20, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the prostitution pledge case, holding that the pledge violates the First Amendment. As my colleague, UNC public policy assistant professor Ben Meier wrote, “I am excited to let you know that the Supreme Court… Read More

No guns here please

Do we really want guns in public colleges? From today’s News and Observer: A major gun-rights bill took an unexpected turn Tuesday with a proposal to eliminate the law that requires people receive a permit from their county sheriff before they can buy a handgun. The bill, approved in a… Read More

Leaning in

Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In I’m reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. A colleague lent it to me or I might not have read it so quickly. (Thanks Julie!) Sandberg talks about ways in which cultural expectations of women, women’s attitudes toward risk,… Read More

Saving Houston air: Help from Chapel Hill scientists

Good science from bad air I was delighted by Richard Harris’s coverage of our air quality research last week on National Public Radio (NPR). It was the kind of in-depth, interesting and accurate reporting that makes NPR such a great resource for informing citizens. The animation that accompanied it is… Read More