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.

Withholding judgement

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.

FERPA wisely

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.

Expand Duke's female faculty

According to a recent study reported on by The New York Times, male professors are more likely to be perceived as “brilliant,” whereas their female counterparts are cast negatively.

Town-gown relations

Durham neighborhood associations are urging Duke administrators and city officials to actively investigate several student-occupied houses near campus.

The search for truth

The Wisconsin state government’s recent discussion about removing “the search for truth” from the mission statement of its state university system is deeply misguided but not surprising.

Reflecting on Me Too

The refrain “Me Too” will echo not just across Duke’s campus this weekend, but also college campuses nationwide.

Young Trustee Endorsement

It is Young Trustee season again, which also means it is endorsement season.

Divest and divulge

Last Tuesday, the administration rejected Divest Duke’s proposal to remove investments from the top 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies.

Applauding the minimum wage increase

Beginning in July, the minimum wage for regular employees of the University will increase from $10.91 to $12.00, boosting the hourly wage of roughly 400 regular employees.

New housing policy poses risks

Opting into a selective living group might mean you can never leave.

Reclaim failure

Business suits and interview folios descend upon campus as the most recent interview season begins—this one largely for summer consulting and finance positions.

Editorial Board

The Chronicle decided in 2006 to make its editorial board independent of the editorial staff at the paper. Today, the editor, editorial page editor, and between 10 and 15 at-large members sit on the Board. The members of the editorial board have diverse interests and a depth of knowledge about the University and the local community. The editorials are anonymously written by one voting member present at the meeting. In an effort to be transparent, names and biographies of the members formulating the opinion, as well as non-voting members, are posted on the editorial board page.