Rubenstein exemplifies University ideals
We applaud the Board of Trustees for electing David Rubenstein, Trinity ’70, as chairman of the Board of Trustees this weekend.
Prioritize faculty input
Although discussions about the purpose of higher education continue, the debate over for-credit online courses has, for the time being, ended.
In case you couldn’t tell, this editorial is a joke! Have fun at LDOC and good luck with exams.
DukeEngage should avoid growth
DukeEngage has largely succeeded in improving Duke’s brand and offering students an opportunity to participate in service projects across the world. The program remains, however, far from perfect.
Judiciary oversteps bounds
One week ago, the Duke Student Government Judiciary issued its first ruling based on the new DSG bill of rights.
For many students, meals are “grabbed” rather than enjoyed. The Monday-to-Friday sprint usually entails meals squeezed between classes and meetings, often consumed on-the-go.
Open the door for innovation
A liberalized policy that demands less in royalties is both fairer to innovators and in the best interest of the University.
Sustaining the right things
An analysis by Bain and Company of the financial sustainability of American universities found that more than one-third of universities consistently spend more than they can afford.
Toward a better Southside
We support Duke’s partnership with Durham in this venture both for the benefits it will bring to the city and the opportunities it creates for University employees.
Rethink online courses
At last week’s Arts and Sciences Council meeting, faculty members voiced concerns about Duke’s proposed Semester Online.
In what may be a growing trend in higher education, colleges across the United States are seeking new ways to teach creativity to their students.
Reform sexual assault sanctions
Developments in the Duke Student Government elections have brought sexual assault policy back into the limelight.
Vote Li for academic affairs, Tobia for equity and outreach
In the upcoming DSG race, Ray Li and Jacob Tobia have stronger visions than their opponents'.
Vote Giwa-Osagie for social culture
Social culture at Duke is a highly embittered topic, encompassing a wide range of issues.
Rhodes, Zionce ready for second terms
The breadth of topics impacting students at Duke extends far beyond the purview of any individual student leader.
An unfair advantage
A recent Chronicle article suggests that Duke undergraduates have an advantage when applying to the University’s professional schools.
Open the door for safety
Universities have a responsibility to ensure that their students are safe, and their conduct policies should reflect that responsibility.
LDOC can do better
Travis Porter will perform despite the protests, but its morally questionable lyrics remain cause for concern.
How to fix Writing 101
First initiated as part of Curriculum 2000, Duke’s only mandatory course— Writing 101—is a good idea that has become a flawed tool.
What is professional?
A recent survey showed that 38.3 percent of 400 professors polled believed less than half of their upper-level students exhibited professionalism.
A recent partnership between Duke and the University of Virginia seeks to combine the two institutions’ resources to promote the teaching of Creole and Tibetan languages.
The debate surrounding same-sex marriage gained a lot of attention this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday the Supreme Court heard arguments two different cases involving same-sex couples.
Cover gender reassignment
The Duke community should embrace Duke Student Government’s resolution to add sex reassignment surgery to the list of procedures covered by student and employee health insurance.
Reaching those who can't pay their way
Yesterday’s editorial explored the constraints imposed on disabled students by the physical structures of the University. Today’s piece examines a different kind of structural constraint.
Make accessibility happen
Duke’s campus is known for many things—its beautiful neo-Gothic architecture, the Chapel and Cameron Indoor Stadium are among some of its best-known trademarks.