Category Archive: Higher Ed

Angry, afraid and anxious after Charlottesville violence

College towns not insulated from violence Saturday, the news was barely out about clashes in Charlottesville, Va., between white supremacy groups and demonstrators against them before we started hearing from people who were anxious and upset about the events. Then, when violence erupted, and Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old local woman,… Read More

UNC-Chapel Hill commencement

Another Carolina-blue day I always take a few minutes to sit and watch people arrive for commencement, anticipating what we’re about to experience. How perfect is it when graduation day is clear and Carolina-blue-skied – and one looks out on a veritable sea of blue gowns designed by our own… Read More

Improvement requires introspection

Examining ourselves Every seven years, we are required to conduct a rigorous self-study and assess ourselves in relation to a set of criteria established by the accrediting body for public health, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The result of our self-examination is an almost 300-page report, provision… Read More