ARTICLES BY Georgann Eubanks

  • January 31, 2010
    The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps By William Styron. Random House, 2009. 194 pages. $24.  
  • August 1, 2006
    In his recent book, True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism, Noah Pickus, the associate director of Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics, documents the perennial national angst that seems to bloom among natives whenever a new wave of immigration rises to a record level.
  • Rally round the flag: demonstrators in New York on April 10 protest House immigration bill. © Andrew Gombert /epa/Corbis
    June 1, 2006
     The protesters were well organized and well prepared. They had long anticipated the rancorous debate on immigration reform in Congress this spring.
  • June 1, 2006
  • November 30, 2004
    Last spring, freshmen in Alma Blount's public-policy class "Civic Participation and Community Leadership" had to demonstrate what they'd learned by preparing to lead class discussions themselves. Four student teams were each assigned broad topics ranging from democracy and the media to grassroots political organizing. Cathy Fisher of Boca Raton, Florida, says the course, part of Duke's Hart Leadership program, showed her that "leadership can't be taught by a text like most Duke courses.
  • November 30, 2004
  • March 31, 2004
    It's been an unusually warm autumn on the Duke campus. In the last week of October, some spring bulbs are confused and begin to send up shoots. Leaves are falling, but not in the usual colorful rush of wind and rain. It is nearly seventy degrees this Monday morning as Mariana Carrera, a senior from Wellesley, Massachusetts, leaves her house on Buchanan Boulevard and walks to the East Campus bus stop for a ride to the Sanford Institute of Public Policy.
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  • August 1, 2002
     On Valentine's Day in 1976, Henry Baker (not his real name) was passing by the convenience st
  • Undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells, courtesy University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    January 31, 2002
    In ancient Bedouin parable suggests that if you let a camel stick his nose in your tent, before long, the whole camel will be in the tent. The phrase "the camel's nose" is another name for the usually fallacious reasoning known as "the slippery slope," in which one event is deemed to lead inevitably to another. With President George W.
  • August 1, 2001
    In public schools across the country, there’s a new skill being taught as early as the primary grades: how to use a number-two pencil to fill in the “bubble form,” an answer sheet for multiple-choice tests that can be instantly scanned and scored by computer.

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