Category Archive: Government

After the election: moving forward

I write today with the recognition that the 2016 presidential election was a transformational event, and that we stand on the precipice of change. With Friday’s inauguration* – whether we’re happy with the outcome or not – the presidential transition will be complete. Personally, I am deeply grateful to President… Read More

Talking about science

The facts are just that The Nov. 25 issue of Science magazine includes an excellent editorial by Rush Holt, PhD, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the Science journals. In it, Holt discusses how scientific input contributes to decision… Read More

Seeing the world through post-election lens and behaving with grace and civility

Change is inevitable It’s been less than two weeks since the election, and there’s a lot of recalibration going on. Life will change in some ways. Today, we don’t know how; we can only speculate. The times require us to use a new lens for viewing current events and thinking… Read More

Now what? Almost a week after the election…

It’s been almost a week since the election, and we’ve barely talked about anything else. That’s appropriate. There’s been a seismic shift in America, and its impact is only beginning to be felt and experienced. Many people are thrilled, and others are devastated. Public health skews to the left so… Read More

The Day After

The world shifted last night Today was a very sad and painful day for many in the country even as others exulted. Within the Gillings School, we took time this morning to reflect and talk about how we felt; words like sad and devastated were mentioned frequently. Occasionally, the word… Read More