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Calling all undergraduates: Help advocate for two pandemic-appropriate academic policies

(08/04/20 4:00am)

If you’re in a rush, we’ll get right to it: Duke administrators have recently informed our DSG Academic Affairs Committee that they will not be able to make changes to the fall calendar (currently zero days off) and grading policy (S/U is returning to its all-but-useless status); therefore, our DSG Committee urges as many students as possible directly reach out to department chairs and DUSes to change these policies at a departmental level. This document contains information on how to help in two quick steps. The process shouldn’t take more than five to ten minutes, as all you have to do is click, sign, and send each email. If you put on Kanye’s Runaway and start blazing through the list, odds are you’ll be done before the song even ends.



Staff selections: The best of my quarantine watchlist

(08/02/20 12:09am)

Any email you have been sent in the last month probably mentions how we are living in either “disturbing,” “turbulent” or “unprecedented” times. As clichéd as this has become, it is still true, and as the public health and economic situation in the United States and around the globe deteriorates, it's understandable that many of us are feeling particularly anxious during this precarious moment.