Posts Dated Archive: November 2017

Graduate students speak out about proposed change to federal tax plan

Gillings School students organize to be heard Graduate students are speaking out about the damage that will result if the draft federal tax bill moves forward without modification – and their protests are important. Sections of the bill are related to deductions for tuition waivers, stipends and graduate student work… Read More

At gunpoint in our garage

My husband could have been another gun statistic. I’ve written multiple blog posts about gun violence, among many other public health topics. I believe strongly, based on data from this country and much of the rest of the world, that the problem of gun violence is multifactorial and its solution… Read More

Thanksgiving 2017

Being grateful Yesterday, a faculty member at another university, an extraordinarily accomplished woman with whom I worked a number of years ago, called to talk about what I have liked and disliked about being… Read More

Honoring veterans by listening

Remembering veterans and those we loved Someone spoke on NPR recently about how military personnel were treated differently in earlier wars than they were during Vietnam and are now. He said we are more likely now to distinguish between those who serve in the armed forces and the nature of… Read More

Yes, more gun violence

Surely, there is room for compromise On Sunday, Nov. 5, another peaceful, normal routine was disrupted, and a place of solace was turned into a killing field. Predictably, some people again called for better regulation, while others said that “the problem is not the gun; it’s the mentally ill person… Read More