Supporting Our Sports
Both men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing in the Sweet 16 this weekend, and the Duke community is naturally proud and excited. However, the enthusiasm seems to be somewhat one-sided...
Engaging racism and apathy
This week, the Black Student Alliance launched a social media and poster campaign called #WhatWeNeedFromDuke.
Gender equality vital to changing University's normative atmosphere
Students elected their fourth consecutive female Duke Student Government president in Keizra Mecklai earlier this month.
Safe space in public discourse
In its 12-year history, Common Ground has become increasingly one of the most popular and transformative events on campus.
Student half of student-athlete
It is that time of year again. As March Madness descends, college basketball is once again in the spotlight.
Oklahoma SAE case raises questions of due process
Last week, the University of Oklahoma and issues of race were thrust into the national spotlight after members of its Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were captured on video singing a hateful and...
Greater transparency for Young Trustee
Uncertainties about the selection and role of the Young Trustee will get more befuddling: The traditional three-year term—divided into one non-voting and two voting years—will be changed to...
All-women's colleges face challenges
At the beginning of this month, Sweet Briar College in central Virginia announced it would be closing next year, over a century after its founding in 1901.
Bleeding tuition dollars
Families are asked to fork over even more in tuition as cost of attendance was hiked yet again in the wake of a recent Board of Trustees meeting.
A system in need of fixing
Yesterday’s editorial cautioned against being too quick to judge, especially in the shadow of the 2006 lacrosse case that continues to permeate Duke’s reputation today.
Campus debate and intrigue erupted Monday in the wake of a Chronicle article reporting allegations of sexual assault against former Duke basketball player Rasheed Sulaimon.
UNC closes academic centers
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors unanimously voted to close three different academic centers, embroiling the board and its critics across the state in a debate about the proper...
Vote Mecklai, Samman and Gavai Tuesday
On March 3, students will cast their votes to select the new leaders for Duke Student Government and the Student Organization Funding Committee.
'If you're so smart, why are you so sick?'
"If you're so smart, why are you so sick?” reads a poster in many campus restrooms. Ignoring the problematic insinuation that lower intelligence directly correlates to pathogen susceptibility, the...
Alleviating the burden of weather
Students are becoming accustomed to receiving Duke Alerts at the first sign of rough weather conditions, and many began to wonder how long it would be before phones started to buzz as snow fell on...
Support socioeconomic diversity
Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy recently released a study finding that low-income teenage boys engaged in more anti-social and aggressive behaviors when coming from economically mixed...
Mental health awareness month
Discussions of mental health reverberate across campus as February spotlights Duke’s first ever Mental Health Awareness Month.
Last month, a group of Stanford students publicized a discovery that FERPA rights can be invoked by students to gain access to their admissions files, complete with comments and evaluation.
Our unofficial class
Between tenting and rush, the beginning of the semester can be just as busy as the academic crescendo at the end of it.
Declare your major for the right reasons
The deadline for sophomores to declare their majors looms as March 6 draws nearer, raising questions like “Is this major enough?” or “Should I declare something else?”
Current alcohol policies misguided
As peer institutions reinvent their alcohol policy, Duke continues to stand by its rules restricting the undergraduate drinking culture.
A moment of pause for the lives of three
This past Wednesday morning, with the air frigid, the clouds bleak and the wind rough, we woke to a heart-rending tragedy.
Crediting Duke's curriculum changes
Until last Thursday, students were required to take 17 Duke courses out of their 34 total courses for graduation.
DKU needs leaders and a vision
After a series of setbacks and delays, Duke’s global venture at Duke Kunshan University is at last beginning to plant its roots.
Governor misses value of humanities
North Carolina governor Pat McCrory recently took to the press to lambast the humanities and liberal arts education.