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Duke moves forward on sustainability but stops short of fossil fuel divestment

Students have long called for commitments from the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility (ACIR)—which advises Duke on its investments—to recommend divestment, and the matter was raised again at the committee's November 2020 open forum. Activists at other universities, including Harvard, have made renewed calls for divestment in recent months.

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The one that got away

It didn’t concern me much to be having a second pandemic birthday, but the realization that a full, quantifiable year of my life had passed and I could account for so little of it did not sit well. 


Duke: Recognize the DUP Workers Union

In this time of financial austerity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in light of the broad support from the Press’s authors and editors, we hope that Duke will not prioritize the allocation of resources toward anti-union efforts, and instead engage in productive and collaborative discussions with DUP Workers Union representatives.