Curricular confusion

The addition of yet another certificate adds to Duke’s bloated and incoherent curriculum.

Bookbagging traditionalism and multiculturalism

As the countdowns to LDOC and Old Duke begin and the semester wraps up, bookbagging and the question of Fall semester’s classes come knocking for all but our seniors.

TEDxDuke engages undergraduate research

Students and faculty gathered on Sunday at Baldwin Auditorium for this year’s TEDxDuke conference, an independently organized event modeled after the TED conference and its wildly popular TED Talks.

Supporting Our Sports

Both men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing in the Sweet 16 this weekend, and the Duke community is naturally proud and excited. However, the enthusiasm seems to be somewhat one-sided...

Engaging racism and apathy

This week, the Black Student Alliance launched a social media and poster campaign called #WhatWeNeedFromDuke.

Gender equality vital to changing University's normative atmosphere

Students elected their fourth consecutive female Duke Student Government president in Keizra Mecklai earlier this month.

Safe space in public discourse

In its 12-year history, Common Ground has become increasingly one of the most popular and transformative events on campus.

Student half of student-athlete

It is that time of year again. As March Madness descends, college basketball is once again in the spotlight.

Oklahoma SAE case raises questions of due process

Last week, the University of Oklahoma and issues of race were thrust into the national spotlight after members of its Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were captured on video singing a hateful and...

Greater transparency for Young Trustee

Uncertainties about the selection and role of the Young Trustee will get more befuddling: The traditional three-year term—divided into one non-voting and two voting years—will be changed to...

All-women's colleges face challenges

At the beginning of this month, Sweet Briar College in central Virginia announced it would be closing next year, over a century after its founding in 1901.

Bleeding tuition dollars

Families are asked to fork over even more in tuition as cost of attendance was hiked yet again in the wake of a recent Board of Trustees meeting.

A system in need of fixing

Yesterday’s editorial cautioned against being too quick to judge, especially in the shadow of the 2006 lacrosse case that continues to permeate Duke’s reputation today.

Withholding judgement

Campus debate and intrigue erupted Monday in the wake of a Chronicle article reporting allegations of sexual assault against former Duke basketball player Rasheed Sulaimon.

UNC closes academic centers

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors unanimously voted to close three different academic centers, embroiling the board and its critics across the state in a debate about the proper...

Vote Mecklai, Samman and Gavai Tuesday

On March 3, students will cast their votes to select the new leaders for Duke Student Government and the Student Organization Funding Committee.

'If you're so smart, why are you so sick?'

"If you're so smart, why are you so sick?” reads a poster in many campus restrooms. Ignoring the problematic insinuation that lower intelligence directly correlates to pathogen susceptibility, the...

Alleviating the burden of weather

Students are becoming accustomed to receiving Duke Alerts at the first sign of rough weather conditions, and many began to wonder how long it would be before phones started to buzz as snow fell on...

Mental health awareness month

Discussions of mental health reverberate across campus as February spotlights Duke’s first ever Mental Health Awareness Month.

FERPA wisely

Last month, a group of Stanford students publicized a discovery that FERPA rights can be invoked by students to gain access to their admissions files, complete with comments and evaluation.

Our unofficial class

Between tenting and rush, the beginning of the semester can be just as busy as the academic crescendo at the end of it.

Declare your major for the right reasons

The deadline for sophomores to declare their majors looms as March 6 draws nearer, raising questions like “Is this major enough?” or “Should I declare something else?”

Current alcohol policies misguided

As peer institutions reinvent their alcohol policy, Duke continues to stand by its rules restricting the undergraduate drinking culture.

A moment of pause for the lives of three

This past Wednesday morning, with the air frigid, the clouds bleak and the wind rough, we woke to a heart-rending tragedy.

Crediting Duke's curriculum changes

Until last Thursday, students were required to take 17 Duke courses out of their 34 total courses for graduation.