New housing policy poses risks
Opting into a selective living group might mean you can never leave.
Business suits and interview folios descend upon campus as the most recent interview season begins—this one largely for summer consulting and finance positions.
Applauding DSG's efforts
Last week, Duke Student Government introduced four proposals that could alter the landscape of its elections and internal organization.
As the George Bernard Shaw quip goes, all the economists in the world lined up end-to-end still would not reach a conclusion.
Do scholarships have merit?
By offering merit-based scholarships, Duke stands as an outlier among the nation’s elite universities.
An ambiguous decision
In yesterday’s editorial, we discussed the reversal of Duke’s decision to hold a weekly adhan, or call to prayer for the Muslim community, from atop the Chapel.
Last week, Duke announced and then reversed a decision to allow the Muslim Students’ Association to hold a weekly adhan, or call to prayer, amplified from the top of the Chapel.
Combating the grade inflation problem
Last fall, Princeton University announced that it would repeal its 10-year-old policy of “grade deflation." The administrative change is striking.
January at Duke 101
Winter Forum, fresh new Spring classes, the possibilities of drop-add period, prime basketball season, tenting galore, Tech Connect, the Career and Summer Opportunities Fair, thoughts of studying...
Free speech inequality
In yesterday’s editorial, we discussed the institutional power of free speech and reaffirmed our belief in the spirit of dialogue over silence.
Defending free speech: nous sommes tous Charlie
Last Wednesday, two terrorists barbarically murdered 12 people at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that had previously published caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.
ObamaCares about education
Last Thursday, President Barack Obama announced an ambitious initiative to expand access to community college for those students willing to work for it.
New Year, New Duke
The end of year tradition of devising laundry lists of ways to improve oneself is decidedly an odd one.
Don’t rush too quickly
For some, the start of the spring term heralds frosty nights shivering in K-Ville tents; for others the growing academic to-do list serves a rude awakening from break.
A Winter murder on Science Drive
It was a gun in the Kirby Reading Room! So was Dean Nowicki killed in the Fuqua School of Business for the murder-mystery component of the sixth annual Winter Forum, "To Catch a Killer:...
Our Yik Yaks
New studies show that Yik Yak is currently the procrastination pastime of choice for stressed students.
Make course evaluations relevant
As classes wind down to a close, teachers and administrators across campus are urging students to fill out their course evaluations.
Studying against the clock
This exam season, you may find yourself wandering aimlessly through the crowded aisles of Perkins, futilely looking for space to house your tottering pile of books while subsisting on Von Der Haden...
Year in and year out, wintertime sparks debate on political correctness in well-wishing during the holiday season as well as the shift from a religious to a commercial and secular cultural phenomenon.
Last Monday, as most students prepared for the upcoming break, a student-led group marched from West Campus to East Campus to raise awareness and protest the decision of a Missouri grand jury not...
The ideal housing model
Of the 180 juniors who applied for off-campus housing in the Spring, only 51 received exemptions—a lower number than in previous years.
Appreciating those who make Duke feel like home
Every Thanksgiving brings about the laundry list of items to be thankful for, and we as Duke students have, as usual, more than most.
We are all a little elitist
Other than the bone-chilling temperatures, the football game against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last week was a typical display of (un)friendly sports rivalry and verbal riffing.
Tonight is the senior Pub Step, formerly known as Pub Crawl.
Work with Congress on immigration, not around it
President Barack Obama announced yesterday that he would issue an executive order on immigration tonight, halting deportations for up to 5 million undocumented persons who have illegally entered...