Is DKU really five stars?
Duke Kunshan University opened its doors—the doors of a nearby five-star Kunshan hotel—in late August, with students and faculty based in a hotel due to ongoing construction of its physical campus.
What is the purpose of a Duke education?
Established in 2000 and revised in 2004, Duke’s curriculum, according to the Trinity website, is designed to “better prepare our students for leadership roles in the increasingly knowledge-based...
Preventing the next epidemic
If we learn nothing else from the current Ebola outbreak, it will be that even epidemics are political and that ethical people—not uncaring markets—will give us the solutions for future problems.
Healthy, wealthy and wise?
As students start coughing with the onset of autumn chills, they will be relieved to know that construction of the Student Health Wellness Center is scheduled to begin this Spring.
Sí, se puede!
Today marks the end of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month—a month dedicated to celebrating the rich culture, history and accomplishments of Latinos.
Glass in the heart of campus
Construction strikes yet again, this time with a facelift to the Bryan Center.
“North Carolina is this year’s ground zero in American politics,” Dan Balz of the Washington Post said.
Creating ramps more traveled
“You don’t know what you’ve got 'til it’s gone,” say the famous lyrics of the 80’s rock band Cinderella.
You jump, I jump
In yesterday’s editorial, "The paths not taken," we discussed the prevailing culture of pre-professionalism and encouraged that it be pursued with caution.
The paths not taken
Unsurprisingly, these six tracks encompass most of “The Big Four” industries Duke students are attracted to: law, finance, consulting and medicine. Yang adds Teach for American and graduate school...
The danger of busyness
It is midterm season, which means the frantic edge you normally hear in small talk is quadrupled.
Challenging assumptions about poverty
Robert Walker, a professor of social policy at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and an adviser to a United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty, discussed the conclusions of...
Duke’s week of art
This week as you hustle off to midterms, brain racing and coffee in hand, we ask that you look around—you’ll find art in more places than you might expect.
You are what you farm
Only a select few think about where their food comes from, who made it and what goes into it.
Being accepted to Duke and accepted at Duke
Students looking for their late night coffee fix in the library will notice something new this week on their way to the Von der Heyden Pavilion.
Give Duke time
As the University’s endowment reaches a new high water mark of $7 billion, we take a moment to pause and reflect on just how far Duke has come.
Buying your way to the top
The price tag: only $600,000—that is, before the price of tuition, board, and room.
Worldwide rallies should spur campus activism
Many people have predicted that climate change will become the defining issue of our generation and, if this comes to pass, that we will be judged by our current response.
Mourning the loss of two of our own
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and other loved ones of Kaila and Alexander.
Join the Editorial Board
We are the Editorial Board, the independent voice of the student newspaper. And today, we invite all opinionated individuals with a flair for debate to join the fray.
Food for thought
With continuing renovations on campus, the issue of food choice has vexed students tired of dining at the limited options on campus.
We applaud the DSGRU and find the potential positive impact it can bring to students commendable.
Confronting the hook-up culture
Yesterday, we noted the sexualization of American society and the prevalence—in pop culture at large and at Duke—of an objectifying hook-up culture.
Let’s talk about sex
Launching issues of sex and sexuality into the public sphere, the leaked photo scandal exemplifies an uncomfortable bind where people are simultaneously fascinated by, and yet averse to,...