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Duke imposes 59 more sanctions on students for COVID-19 violations



Throughout the spring semester, Duke has issued 187 COVID related sanctions to students that could be included on their disciplinary record and 11 student hearings for alleged flagrant violations of the Duke Compact, administrators wrote in a Thursday email to undergraduates.

Since the last conduct update, 59 additional sanctions—which may appear on disciplinary records—have been imposed.

Dean of Students John Blackshear and Jeanna McCullers, director of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, wrote that that the total number of sanctions and number of students are not equivalent, as Duke could place multiple sanctions on a single student.  

The conduct updates notes that these sanctions include “suspensions for an upcoming semester, formal warnings, disciplinary probation, withdrawal of campus privileges, and educational initiatives.” 

Throughout the semester, 11 students have had cases heard through Administrative Action Review Panels, which determine if allegations of “flagrant violations of COVID policy expectations and the Duke Compact could result in interim measures to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the Duke and Durham community, pending the conduct process.” 

The email also included an update on the ongoing investigation into a racist printout hung last month in Brown dorm

Preetha Ramachandran | Senior Editor

Preetha Ramachandran is a Trinity junior and senior editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.


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