Category Archive: Government

Vote like your life depends on it

This is a last plea. If you haven’t voted yet, there’s still time. Don’t miss out on being counted. If you are young and think it doesn’t matter – whether you see Trump or Clinton as the answer – I urge you to be counted. I’m really surprised and saddened… Read More

We pay our taxes

Proud daughter of a first-gen who paid his taxes We’re nearing the second anniversary of my father’s death, and my sister Liz reminded me that, on his deathbed, our father, Irving, had said to her: “Please don’t forget to pay my taxes.” Even as he lay dying, he thought about… Read More

Dear Candidates Clinton and Trump:

I remember campaigns when presidential candidates exhorted us to do better and come together as Americans to make the country and its people better, to help people in need – to heal the sick, educate the young, care for the old and bring economic prosperity and health to those who… Read More

Stopping to thank our staff

Labor Day is a good day to think about and thank all the people who work for UNC-Chapel Hill and the Gillings School, but especially members of our staff. Last week, David Parker, interim vice chancellor and general counsel at UNC’s Office of University Counsel, was honored at an event… Read More