Duke Cheston

Posts by Duke Cheston (page 4)

  • Wondering where to go to college in NC?

    Well, we at the Pope Center have done all the research for you! Or at least Jenna Robinson has. Today is the launch of our new website, NC College Finder. You can use it to compare the size, cost, location, political leanings, and a whole smorgasbord of other useful…
    Duke Cheston, April 4, 2011
  • Something Universities Are Doing Right

    Back when I was a sophomore at UNC-CH, I remember having a Korean teaching assistant (TA) who had a really tough time saying Cuba (“Choo-ba”), Mexico (“Mech… Mech… Mechi-co”), and several other Latin American countries. This was really unfortunate because it was a class about Latin American politics.
    Duke Cheston, April 1, 2011
  • How to Tell We’re Making a Difference

    As a proud member of the Art Pope Puppet Show, I was delighted to read the Independent Weekly‘s breathless, near-paranoid account of “Art Pope’s conservative empire.” Of particular interest to me was this bit about the Pope Center (since I work here, naturally): “A perennial complaint from the…
    Duke Cheston, March 16, 2011
  • The Imam and the Tar Heel

    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque” advocate, will be giving a speech tonight over at the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. It looks like things could get a bit rowdy with protesters pledging “not to let him get away with this nonsense.” The Charlotte Observer reports: Abdul…
    Duke Cheston, March 16, 2011