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.
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...
Changing of the guard
Today we consider Patton’s legacy at Duke and what this means for the University moving forward.
Speak, and we shall listen
Last week, N.T. Wright, one of the world’s leading Biblical scholars and historians of early Christianity, came to address the Duke community on a breadth of topics.
Innovators from around the nation gathered for a sleepless event this past weekend for HackDuke.
Duke on the web
Over the years, online learning has worked its way into a number of aspects of Duke academics.
Addressing the computer science scandal
Some students enrolled in Computer Science 201 found themselves especially anxious Wednesday evening.
Tear down this wall
As students living comfortably in an elite university, we often take our condition for granted.
The arts meet the professions Nov. 7 and 8 for the annual DEMAN Weekend—Duke Entertainment, Media and the Arts Network.
Making strides toward Title IX compliance
Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in athletic programs at institutions that receive federal funds.
Signature for all courses
This fall, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences debuted a new initiative featuring courses designed to confront students with the key and complex issues of our times—“signature courses.”
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name? It’s a question worth asking after the DSG Senate approved a resolution to change the name of the women’s studies department to the department of gender, women’s and sexuality...
Wipe the cobwebs off your eyes, stretch your skeletal arms to the sky and get ready to embrace the Halloween of your nightmares.
The fine line between cellphones as tool, accessory and added appendage has blurred and seemingly vanished in today’s world.
An open administration
Earlier this month, 28 Harvard Law School professors published an open letter in the Boston Globe criticizing Harvard’s sexual harassment policies, which are quite similar to Duke’s.
Shopping for classes
Finding a way to construct a course bank that accounts for graduation requirements, post-graduation requirements, personal interest and work load is both thrilling and daunting.
I think I need some space
As you visit Duke for the first time, you decide to check out Perkins Library. “Why not?” you think; you’ll probably be spending lots of time there if you decide to come to the school.
Grant me a debt-free wish
By including loans in financial aid packages, Duke is placing a costly burden on the shoulders of its students while also potentially harming its own long-term prospects.
Is DKU really five stars?
Duke Kunshan University opened its doors—the doors of a nearby five-star Kunshan hotel—in late August, with students and faculty based in a hotel due to ongoing construction of its physical campus.
What is the purpose of a Duke education?
Established in 2000 and revised in 2004, Duke’s curriculum, according to the Trinity website, is designed to “better prepare our students for leadership roles in the increasingly knowledge-based...
Preventing the next epidemic
If we learn nothing else from the current Ebola outbreak, it will be that even epidemics are political and that ethical people—not uncaring markets—will give us the solutions for future problems.
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