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05.13.2017

Public Policy Senior Jessica Van Meir Gets Hat-Trick of Honors

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Duke University is brimming with outstanding students, but public policy senior Jessica Van Meir has pulled off an unusual hat-trick: She earned all three departmental honors awarded to Sanford School undergraduates. Her awards include the Terry Sanford Leadership Award, the Best Thesis Award and the Joel Fleishman Distinguished Scholar Award, which recognizes students with the highest grade point average in the major.

05.13.2017

STORIFY: Sanford School Graduation 2017

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#PubPol2017 Congratulations to all of the graduates of the Sanford School of Public Policy. (Scroll to see Twitter and Instagram posts.)

 

 

05.10.2017

Faculty Members Say Firing of FBI Director Challenges Constitution, Democracy

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President Donald Trump’s firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey could threaten democracy, the Constitution and national security, three prominent Duke faculty said.   Peter Feaver, a professor of political science and public policy, said firing Comey won’t end questions about Russian activity.

05.09.2017

Sanford Student Will Speak at Commencement

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Duke senior Elena Elliott grew up in a setting where college was not a given. Elliott, who will deliver the student speech at Duke commencement exercises on Sunday, said many classmates in her Dallas high school didn’t consider college possible. “I knew many kids who were bright and could have done extremely well at a place like Duke, but college was not on their horizon,” said Elliott, the daughter of an immigrant.

05.04.2017

100 Duke and Durham Students Collaborate on Stage Production

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Over the 2016-2017 school year, 50 students from Duke University collaborated with dozens of high school students from the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability in Durham, NC to create a live show, Just Listen.

05.01.2017

Duke in DC students had front seat for Trump's First 100 days

Duke in DC students

President Trump is not the only one rounding out 100 days in a new city. Students in the Duke in DC study-away program also have been hard at work finding their feet in the nation’s capital. Begun in 2013 under the direction of Kristin Goss, associate professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, the undergraduate program offers students the chance to translate their academic work into policy work through a combination of coursework and part-time internships.  

04.25.2017

Napoli, Bail Awarded Carnegie Fellowships

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Philip Napoli, James R. Shepley Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, and Christopher Bail, Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke, were named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today. They are among 35 scholars selected for the prestigious fellowship, which includes a $200,000 award.

04.21.2017

Phil Bennett tapped for new role at FRONTLINE

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Phil Bennett, Eugene C. Patterson professor of the practice of public policy studies and journalism, has accepted a position as special projects editor of FRONTLINE, PBS’ investigative documentary series.

04.21.2017

State of Durham County’s Young Children Unveiled in Comprehensive Report

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Durham, NC — Durham’s young children face a range of difficult challenges to thriving and learning, according to a report released today by a joint Durham County and Duke University task force.

04.18.2017

Amazon Echo Plays A Role in Finding Political Truths (Podcast)

Amazon Echo

Recently, a team at the Duke Reporters Lab has been developing a fact-checking app for the Amazon Echo. Owners of the Echo can “ask the fact-checkers” about claims they hear on the news and social media.

04.17.2017

Pre-Kindergarten Effects – What the Science Says

How well are we preparing young children to enter kindergarten ready to learn? Educators in K-12 school systems are faced with wide disparities in skill levels of entering kindergarteners, which means many children are already far behind many of their peers.

04.10.2017

Sanford program puts military officers in the Duke classroom

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His first day as a Duke Fellow, COL Wes MacMullen took a seat in a Sanford School classroom, and after a few moments of silence had a nervous thought.

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