Indulge in the present
As I walked along the Bryan Center Plaza on Thanksgiving morning, I took a second to stop and admire the petite, white Christmas tree situated cozily next to the metal dining tables.
I came to Duke with an empty wallet
In my four years at Duke, I have tried to write this article many times. But I was afraid. I was afraid to reveal an integral part of myself. I’m poor.
Professionals in education
The summer before my senior year of college, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in teaching high school social studies.
Why I’m “hypersensitive” to race
So let me introduce myself. My name is Ronnie JaMaal Wimberley Jr., and I am not black*. I am black. And it’s time we recognized that difference.
If you Google “Oscar Hijuelos,” you will find articles that praise him for being a pioneer of Latino immigration writing.
Why investment responsibility matters
We stand in support of DukeOpen because we love Duke and we appreciate our history.
Knowledge in the service of society
We were two—two in a crowd of about 1,200 peers our age—staring intently at former President Bill Clinton.
One must think twice, maybe three times, before using religious terminology. Words that are commonly used in the media to describe “religiously motivated” acts of violence are of special concern.
It's time to listen
It's 3:30 a.m., and I'm on a bus between Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya before returning home to the U.S.
Please be safe
Little did I know what horrific news would come my way in the next 30 minutes—my youngest child, my son, Matthew, a wonderful 21 year old Duke senior, was dead.
A word of wisdom
It’s been a whirlwind, huh? The second you arrive on Duke’s campus, your belongings are literally jarred loose from your vehicle by some bewildering students.
A Turkish model of democracy?
What began as a peaceful protest last week in Istanbul to save a park from being demolished has turned into a much larger, anti-government movement in a matter of days.
In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
The tragedy in Boston is a heavy weight on the heart of every American.
Taking a walk down memory lane
Three years ago, I had no idea what the future had in store for me. I was just a regular boy from Southern California who wanted to try something new.
Today We Remember
My grandfather looked fragile, a shell of his former self. We had just finished the part of Passover Seder called “Eating of the Festival Meal.”
Being fruitful in the desert
There is nothing revelatory about the notion that it is difficult to live in Israel.
Toward respect for different opinions on campus
I am writing in response to the article, “Duke students opposing same-sex marriage largely stay quiet,” and generally to the recent dozen or so op-eds that have been about same-sex marriage.
What Christians believe about belief
We Christians should expect our proclamation to appear mere foolishness to our unbelieving interlocutors (1 Corinthians 1:18-25), so the March 21 guest column by Fedja Pavlovic is hardly shocking.
Eruditio versus religio
“Is this the right chapel?” a tourist asked me at the West Campus bus stop, standing in the shadow of the 210-foot-tall tower.
What I wish I had known as an underclassman
Throughout our four years at Duke, we have often heard anecdotal accounts of the problems with Duke’s culture.
One stalemate too many
For those who haven’t been following the melodrama unfolding in the Capitol, the next highly anticipated show takes place this week.
As March quickly approaches, I notice conversations often turning toward Spring Break: Beach season will soon be upon us.
You are not alone
We don’t like to talk about struggle. It’s easy to say that we should embrace vulnerability; living it proves much harder. Many of us are afraid to speak up when we’re having a hard time.
Then soar as a phoenix
In response to the Feb. 19 column, “I rise in flame,” let me first say: I am sorry, Patrick. I was saddened and disheartened to hear of your experience as a gay man at Duke.