Our fair institution: a year in review
In the spirit of reflection and ruthless evaluation, we have assembled the most important—and overlooked—news stories of the 2013-2014 academic year.
Merging perception and reality
Released last week, the Duke Inquiries in Social Relations report aims a critical lens at campus culture, bringing data and thoughtful analysis to bear on some of Duke’s most divisive cultural...
Separation of powers in DSG
Recent standoffs between the Judiciary and DSG senate raise important questions about the appropriate relationship between these two branches of power.
Academics at institutions like Duke find themselves in an impossible double bind.
Double major, double trouble
Double majoring may indeed be something to recognize, but we wonder if it does not come with some troubling cultural implications.
The Arts and Sciences Council recently approved a new certificate program designed to teach entrepreneurial skills.
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Vote Schaack, Silk Thursday
In Wednesday’s Editorial, we endorsed candidates for three of five the contested committees. Today, we turn to the remaining two contested races.
Vote Gorwitz, Albert, Salzman Thursday
Amid the sea of campaign posters and Facebook posts leading up to the Duke Student Government elections Thursday, we would like to take this opportunity to endorse vice presidential candidates for...
Labor standards at DKU
Since 2010 Duke's plans to partner with Wuhan University to build a campus in Kunshan, China have been fraught with controversy.
Administrative transitions portend institutional change
Last Thursday, President Richard Brodhead gave his annual address to the Academic Council.
Do acceptance rates really matter?
Duke’s emphasis on the sub-ten percent regular decision rate reflects a stubborn obsession with selectivity.
Calling it like we see it
Football players at Northwestern University won a major victory last week when a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board determined that the players were employees of the university.
Looking for common ground
For issues of gender, class, race and sexuality, Common Ground provides a valuable space for students to discuss and engage.
Online education: proceed with caution
Next month, former President of Yale University Richard Levin will become the chief executive officer of Coursera, an online platform through which millions of people around the world can enroll in...
Informing or advertising?
Perhaps, amid agonizing over the NCAA tournament that has ruined almost every bracket, you have seen a television spot with LeBron James, or Magic Johnson or even Duke’s own Shane Battier,...
In support of undocumented students
For many undocumented high school students, college education has been a dream deferred.
Duke fans: hated nationally, loved passionately
As a recent piece in The New Yorker put it, “Duke loses, world wins.” We are undoubtedly the school everyone loves to hate.
Giving good advice
Duke recently entered a partnership with the College Advising Corps to aid the organization’s efforts to enlist trained college graduates as full-time college advisers at underserved schools.