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Race and Fairness in America

Across America, college students (and others, of course) are raising questions about what happened in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City. In these communities, two black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, respectively, died at the hands of police. In both cases, grand juries chose not to bring charges against the individuals. The failure to indict police in both cases is at odds with what millions of people had seen on television. Students across the U.S. feel the pain of injustice – including here at UNC-Chapel Hill… Read More

When a parent dies

My father’s passing Last week, my 93-year-old father, Irving Rimer, (and father of Liz and Sara) died after a brief illness, peacefully, as he had wished, without extraordinary measures. All of us were present, and his ease in passing was possible because of a compassionate medical team at UNC Hospital… Read More

Loss of a dear faculty member

A couple weeks ago, clinical associate professor Dr. Diane Calleson died after a valiant battle with a rare form of ovarian cancer. Diane was a remarkable woman, as her husband Jerry Calleson described so… Read More

When Violence Strikes

Last week, violence struck one of our UNC faculty members in a beautiful neighborhood adjoining our School and the campus. We’re part of that neighborhood – some of our faculty live there; one of them is president of the community association; and many people walk through the quiet residential area, to enjoy its peaceful, tree-lined streets, bountiful flowers and lovely homes. Read More