New Reads This Summer From Duke Faculty

Duke Today, Friday, June 23, 2017
William Darity, co-editor and chapter co-author: “For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education” (Palgrave Macmillan) William ("Sandy") Darity is Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, and... Read More »

Bull City 150 Pop-Up Event on Durham's History of Inequality

Duke Today, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Gentrification, inequality and public projects that impact housing are not new issues in Durham. A Bull City 150 pop-up exhibit on the history of housing and land inequality in Durham will be part of the Third Friday events in downtown Durham on Friday, June 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Self-Help... Read More »

Mayor Bill Bell Has Overseen a Bull City Renaissance. So Why Has Durham’s Poverty Rate Gone Up on His Watch

The Independent Weekly, Wednesday, June 14, 2017
In many ways, this story begins with Durham's incorporation in 1869. From the outset, a divide existed between the wealthy landowners who built the city's textile and tobacco factories and the people who worked in them. Those at the top accumulated wealth through their businesses and assets, while... Read More »

Returning to the Promise of Full Employment: A Federal Job Guarantee in the United States

The Cook Center and Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Monday, June 12, 2017
Returning to the Promise of Full Employment: A Federal Job Guarantee in the United States outlines the socioeconomic case for establishing a Federal Job Guarantee to fundamentally transform the U.S. labor market through the promise of inclusive economic opportunity. Co-authored by Darrick... Read More »

Life well lived: Educator and activist Samuel D. Cook dies at 88

Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, Sunday, June 11, 2017
Educator and activist Samuel DuBois Cook, who grew up with Martin Luther King, Jr. and served as president of Dillard University in New Orleans for 22 years, died May 29 at the age of 88. Watch the full segment here

How Schools, Parents And Organizations Are Trying To Close The Achievement Gap

1A - National Public Radio (NPR), Thursday, June 8, 2017
According to the latest Pew Research data, college graduation rates are up for Americans in nearly every racial and ethnic group. Last year, former President Barack Obama spoke about how crucial this is for the U.S. economy. “By 2020, two out of three job openings will require some form of... Read More »

Samuel D. Cook, Educator Who Pierced Campus Color Barriers, Dies at 88

The New York Times, Thursday, June 8, 2017
Samuel DuBois Cook, a lifelong educator who was widely saluted as the first tenure-track black professor appointed by a predominantly white university in the South since Reconstruction, died on May 29 at his home in Atlanta. A boyhood friend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he was 88. His... Read More »

In Memoriam: Samuel DuBois Cook, 1928-2017

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Samuel DuBois Cook, the first African American faculty member at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the long-time president of Dillard University in New Orleans, died on May 30. He was 88 years old. Dr. Cook was a native of Griffin, Georgia. He entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at... Read More »

Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook, former Dillard University president, dies

The Louisiana Weekly, Monday, June 5, 2017
On the 29th of May, 2017, the world lost a titan in education, when Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook died at the age of 88. Dr. Cook was a key figure in New Orleans; he guided Dillard University for 22 years as the school’s President from 1974 to 1997. In his time walking this earth, Samuel Cook was a man... Read More »

Samuel DuBois Cook to be laid to rest Tuesday at Morehouse College

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Monday, June 5, 2017
When Samuel DuBois Cook was trying to convince his future father-in-law that he was worthy of his daughter, he would often show up at their home with a fresh melon.  It worked.  That was part of Cook’s southern and gentlemanly charm. A brilliant scholar, who after becoming the first... Read More »