Life in the ‘Gothic Wonderland’ has never been easy for Duke students—between challenging academic courses, pressure to have a thriving social life and the overarching goal of effortless perfection, it’s no surprise that many undergraduates face problems with their mental health.
Complicating the issue? The fact that Duke’s resources for assisting students in maintaining their mental health—including Counseling and Psychological Services and DukeReach—are often lacking, according to students interviewed by The Chronicle.
DukeEngage—a summer program that funds students' participation in service work around the world—has become a University staple.
These volunteer opportunities range from group projects dedicated to assisting women and children in western India to enabling environmental conservation in Hawaii. Students may also propose an independent project if none of the 38 group programs fit their interests.
Wilson residence hall was in an uproar. It was election night 2016. One student rushed into the common room, carrying a lifesize cardboard cutout of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
During the night, sophomore Ben Peterson and three others climbed Baldwin Auditorium with the cutout, placing it on top. They tied it down with a hanger since they had no rope and weighed it down with rocks and a traffic cone. Peterson said he isn’t sure who came up with the idea to put the cutout on top of the roof, but several students had been upset about the election results.
Sometimes Duke’s gothic architecture tricks us into thinking it has existed since time immemorial. On Central Campus, it isn’t the grandeur of the architecture that triggers this feeling so much as its homely look.
Jan 16, 2018
“Extra.” “Beautiful.” “Bougie.” “Insanely nice.” All of these words have been used to describe the new residence hall on East Campus—affectionately ...
Jan 15, 2018