Posts Dated Archive: February 2016

Amazing moment in solidarity

37th (!!!) annual Gillings School Minority Health Conference Our students did it again: they surpassed all previous records of attendance and participation for the 37th annual Minority Health Conference. More than 800 people participated in person at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, with nearly 2,000 more virtual participants at three… Read More

We all should vote March 15 (or earlier)

Primaries matter: Register by this Friday, Feb. 19 I hope that everyone at the Gillings School—and in any way connected with the School—who is a North Carolinian will vote in the primary election on Tuesday, March 15. Every election matters, but this one matters especially. I won’t announce my preferred candidates,… Read More

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan: This is public health

We take so many things for granted in the U.S., including having safe water for drinking and bathing. When officials state repeatedly that water is safe, most citizens believe them. However, residents of Flint, Mich., were betrayed by officials at every level—local, state and federal. It’s a story that’s happened… Read More

Civility as campaigns heat up

Iowa tonight and onward to a strange election cycle It seems as though there’s been a Presidential campaign since Barack Obama was re-elected, and that’s way too long. Other countries don’t allow their campaigns to go on like we do, and we should not either. Nevertheless, I am reminded of… Read More