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

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

President Obama looks with optimism to a future that’s better for everybody

Why science is key I haven’t watched television in more than two years. The brief snippets I get at the gym are a potent reminder that a constant dose of television news could leave one feeling down about the state of the country and the world. (Of course, that statement… 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