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Fuqua dean spearheaded open letter to Trump administration for immigration reform

The letter emphasized the threats posed to the American economy due to current administrative policies reducing the number of high-skilled immigrants entering the country. Fifty business school deans and thirteen CEOs signed the letter. “We do not believe the U.S. has the high-skill talent it needs, nor does it have the capacity to train enough people with those skills,” the letter explained. “Without a substantial change in our approach, this deficit of skills will hinder economic growth.” 


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A guide to the Durham city council and mayor candidates for Tuesday's municipal election

The 2019 Durham Municipal Election is today.  Today, Durham voters will head to the polls to cast ballots for candidates running for mayor and three at-large seats on the City Council, as well as a referendum on a $95 million bond for affordable housing. Voters can find their polling location on the Durham County’s Board of Elections website. Here is information about the candidates for mayor and city council.


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Former Sanford Board member and Duke donor is at center of Trump impeachment inquiry

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified Oct. 17 about the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump’s effort to get the Ukranian government to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading Democratic presidential candidate. He also has connections to Duke—he sat on the Sanford Board of Visitors from 2017 until 2018, and a foundation he and his wife founded has donated $1.7 million to Duke.


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Grassley formally questions Duke's academic freedom after dismissal of Evan Charney

Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy drew some ire when it decided not to renew Professor Evan Charney’s contract and he had to stop teaching at the end of the Spring 2019 semester. Now it has also attracted the official attention of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and the Senate Committee on Finance. Grassley recently penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and sent a formal letter to President Vincent Price requesting answers about Charney’s case.