Category Archive: Higher Ed

Addressing discrimination, harassment and related misconduct

[This post is adapted from a memo on sexual harassment sent Dec. 5, 2017, to Gillings School faculty, staff and students. – BKR] Context for discussions about sexual harassment. Over the past several months, complaints about sexual harassment, assault and sexual misconduct have reached a crescendo in the news, calling… 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

Health equity event a huge success in Chapel Hill

23rd annual National Health Equity Research webcast Last Friday, we hosted the 23rd annual National Health Equity Research Webcast in Chapel Hill, N.C. It was an awesome event involving an onsite audience of about 200 people, more than 700 online participants and four impressive speakers, as listed below: Paul Cuadros,… Read More

Center for Civil Rights loses litigation right

A sad day at Carolina The winds were swirling madly in the Caribbean last Friday, and we experienced our own storm in Chapel Hill (although, of course, nothing like the physical destruction wrought by Irma). The Board of Governors did the expected and ended the litigation authority of centers and… Read More

Ending DACA: A terrible idea

The wrong thing to do I┬áhad a fantasy last weekend as the media kept reporting that the president would announce an end to the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. I fantasized (in retrospect) that his exposure to the people of Houston, in their time of distress… Read More