'Not all those who wander'
At Duke, we love busyness. Not business—corporations and organizations—but, rather, the state of being busy, of being scheduled to be somewhere or do something.
Lasting impressions: What it really means to be great
“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve.
Welcome to my closet
Ever since day one I’ve wanted this to be public—I’ve never been good at keeping secrets.
Making ePrint more sustainable
You probably know how ePrint works, but did you know that ePrint users printed the equivalent of 2,100 trees last year?
Good ole Duke
This year’s men’s basketball team lost its final two games to teams built on Coach K’s principles: fundamentals, toughness and team defense.
Congratulations to the Blue Devils for beating North Carolina. Although we had more points on the scoreboard by the final buzzer, we lost what really matters: sportsmanship.
John Kerry’s “chicken” game
A year ago, John Kerry was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State. Kerry decided to focus much of his efforts on reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, which were in a stalemate at the...
An open letter to Lauren/Aurora
Whoever you are, I want to laud your courage in coming forward, speaking up and bringing your story into the light.
Add LGBTQ identity question to college application
When I narrowed down the list of universities to which I would apply, admittedly the factors I considered were arbitrary. Since I had not yet come to terms with my gay identity, not even in the...
Response by The 40 Percent Plan to DSG columns
At a recent meeting, the Duke Student Government rammed through changes to the way student groups get funding.
DukeOpen victory suggests new model for activism
On Jan. 30, 2013, I held the first meeting for DukeOpen, a student group advocating endowment transparency and investment responsibility.
Remembering Ben Ward
On Dec. 14, 2013, Duke University lost one of the greatest, most inspirational teachers it has ever known.
Bureaucracy, inefficiency and The 40 Percent Plan
In short, SOFC is not perfect, but I strongly feel that it is a better system than that which would exist under The 40 Percent Plan.
K-ville is stupid, so go do it
K-ville is stupid. That’s the most important thing about tenting. Next to the stupidity, everything else is just sweetener.
Whose academic freedom?
As we’re both aware, the American Studies Association recently passed a resolution to endorse the academic boycott of Israel.
The ASA boycott of Israel is hypocritical and wrong
A few weeks ago, the members of the American Studies Association have voted in favor of boycotting Israel.
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.