Daily Features

OPINION

Safe spaces and controversial speakers

Academic freedom requires that we get to create many different, discrete safe spaces. But you can’t claim your safe space and deny others theirs.

OPINION

Charles Murray, protests and student dialogue

Over the past few months, it has become en vogue for well-meaning middle-aged journalists, social scientists, and politicians to chastise college students for their perceived “sensitivity.” Scholars and pundits from Frank Bruni to Bill Maher have bemoaned the coddling of American students, as well as the development of an awareness of microaggressions and advocacy for safe spaces.

OPINION

​(Purchase) power of donors

On Monday, James H. Ball Sr. and Wendy A. Ball, parents of Duke alumni, published a letter in the Chronicle establishing the cessation of their long-standing monetary support for the University, in light of political and atmospheric changes they have perceived to be harmful. 

OPINION

Lessons from the legion

They controlled the majority of the known world for almost a thousand years. They maintained the foremost military of their time.

OPINION

Cultivating a 'new American mind'

Yesterday, we opposed Duke’s decision to allow Charles Murray to speak on campus, echoing concerns voiced during the Middlebury College student protests in response to Murray’s visit to the school.

OPINION

History repeats itself

The Chronicle's editorial board says we have no reason to listen to views that are “patently false or feed into dangerous historical trends.” But neither of these characterizations is true.