Say no to Koch brothers
Charles and David Koch have set out to buy the Tribune Company—the owner of ten major U.S. newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.
Students should stay politically engaged
In most cases, getting arrested is frowned upon. But arrest for reasons of political activism—as in the case of several Duke professors—merits commendation and a certain amount of admiration.
Duke should keep Central Campus in mind
This summer, Central Campus is receiving its last upgrades for the next decade.
University should openly discuss renovations
Financial and administrative complications have hindered some construction plans and left others severely underfunded.
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.