Come to Duke!
In just a few short weeks, Duke Polytechnic Institute for the Vocational Arts and Practical Sciences will send acceptance letters to students across the nation.
Sunder is the safe bet
Picking from a crop of smart but imperfect candidates, we offer a qualified endorsement of sophomore Lavanya Sunder for DSG president.
Vote Sanka for EVP, yes on 40 Percent Plan
We encourage every student to educate themselves on the issues present in this election and to exercise their right to vote on Tuesday, March 4. Vote Sanka for EVP, and Yes on the 40 Percent Plan.
Teachers need more than a pay raise
An initiative to raise starting teacher pay across the state marks the latest act in the saga of North Carolina public education.
Politics as unusual
Students often grumble about being stuck in the “Duke bubble”—an educational sphere governed by its own rules, where underage drinking is tolerated and FLEX serves as legitimate tender.
How much is too much?
Peer universities are actively challenging the income inequality between their highest and lowest paid employees.
Expand due process rights for students
Duke’s campus is an 8,470-acre legal exception. Students rarely have to confront the legal consequences of crimes like underage drinking or mild drug use, and the Duke University Police apparatus...
Are Duke students getting a deal on tuition?
The past quarter of a century has seen the price of attending college skyrocket.
Snow day strikes back
It seemed like students had only just finished celebrating the survival of Snowpocalypse 2014 when we received news that administrators planned to reschedule missed classes—on Saturdays, no less.
Tolerance in the locker room
Michael Sam, a defensive end for the University of Missouri Tigers, announced last week that he is gay.
Jargon and obfuscation in academia
Academics have long been accused of trading in convoluted and rarefied prose.
Thank you, Duke employees
This month, spates of winter weather—including a snow storm three weeks ago and last week’s “Snowpocalypse”—have resulted in the most substantial snowfall in the Durham area in recent memory.
The persistence of sexism
When it comes to female sexuality, the elite university is an embittered battleground, and discussions about Lauren*—a first-year porn actress—have extracted salacious and sexist commentary from...
Courses designed to teach creativity are cropping up on campuses across the country.
Exporting the monologues
Last week, the Editorial Board lauded the expansion and growing success of Me Too Monologues, which saw its attendance skyrocket to nearly 1,800 students this year. Duke is now exploring the...
Welcome back, bikes
Student Government recently passed a budgetary statute of $5,000 to partially fund a new campus-wide bike-sharing program.
In defense of players' unions
Football players at Northwestern University are currently petitioning the National Labor Relations Board for the right to form a player’s union.
Ban cigarette sales on campus
Last week, the drugstore chain CVS announced it would no longer sell tobacco products in its stores.
More than just monologues
'Tis the season to be reflective. Me Too Monologues—one of Duke’s most popular events is back and now spans two full weekends of heartfelt storytelling and stirring performances.
Press on, Duke Press
Duke University Press, which publishes more than 40 journals and 120 books annually, recently launched a new digital platform that consolidates its databases for journals and e-books.
Mixing medicine and religion
Interdisciplinarity, usually an ill-defined buzzword at Duke, has found a concrete purpose in a partnership between the Divinity School and the School of Medicine.
Duke has, for many years, worked to promote faculty diversity. And yet, despite improvements in some areas, the University has failed to significantly increase the number of Latino faculty on the...
Lower doctors' bills
Medical school is an expensive proposition. Last year, the average annual cost of attending a private medical school was $278, 455—dramatically higher than that of a private law school, which costs...