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The world of “The Roadkill Club” is not quite like our own. On a surface level, it’s familiar: The setting is a house in the country, somewhere in the United States, and the characters speak in country accents about things like flowers, neighbors and lost relatives. But something about what they say, and how they act, feels off.
Will graduating seniors have a commencement this year? What will Duke employees do without their income? What happens to PhD candidates defending their theses? How does the low-income student plan for a financially cumbersome future in lieu of travel costs and lost work-study wages?
The contract dining workers of Duke University have been ignored and taken for granted for too long. We have worked through snow and hurricane as "essential staff" and now in this time of emergency we are being kept in the dark about Duke's intentions and our livelihoods. We make three simple demands of Duke that can easily be met by such a wealthy and respected institution.
Duke faculty and staff have been advised to move all in-person meetings to remote conferences, President Vincent Price wrote in an email to the Duke community Monday afternoon.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the United States and the world, Duke decided March 10 to suspend in-person classes and extend undergraduate Spring Break for a week. Since then, there has been a cascade of cancellations, information, policies, policy changes and reactions. To try and keep track of them all, The Chronicle has put together this live blog that compiles all of our coverage on Duke's response to the coronavirus, from news to sports to opinion.
I looked around the table at each of my friends, not quite surprised but somehow still in a state of disbelief. We had all been expecting President Price’s email announcing the end of in-person classes at Duke and the indefinite transition to online classes given the closures of universities and schools across the country. Still, reading the announcement in writing had confirmed not only the end of our classes this semester, but—for the most part—the end of our time as students at Duke University.
Dear President Price, Provost Kornbluth, Vice President Cavanaugh, Vice Provost McMahon, Director Vaughn, Vice Provost Bennett, Dean McClain and Director Rabil,
The coronavirus of 2019 has infected more than 155,000 people and claimed more than 5,000 lives. Some countries have closed their borders and discriminatory practices of xenophobia have swarmed their way into classrooms, the workplace, media and other institutions.
I’m currently taking a course called Communicating Science and Bioethics, taught by Dr. Ariana Eily. In our class, we learn how to communicate big science issues with some of science’s staunchest opponents—creationists, anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers, among others.
Duke is working on shipping students’ needed items from their dorms, but medical prescriptions aren’t included on the list of essential items.
UPDATE March 15 at 10:11 p.m.: Mary Pat McMahon sent The Chronicle an email Sunday night with updated numbers about students who applied to stay on campus and students that financial aid worked with to secure flights home.
On March 11, this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which is held annually in Durham, N.C., was cancelled. The cancellation came directly as a result of Duke’s recent policy to suspend all University-sponsored events through May 7 in response to the health and safety risks posed by the spread of coronavirus.
Update: This article was updated at 4:40 p.m. March 17 to include the announcement about the Duke Libraries closure.
Days after Duke canceled in-person classes and restricted access to campus, students have come together to help each other navigate lives altered by the coronavirus.
After five years in Durham that included a robbed NCAA tournament appearance by the COVID-19 pandemic and two years spent rehabbing torn ACLs, point guard Kyra Lambert will be transferring from Duke.
As soon as she walked in, Retta began joking about the radical transformation Duke has undergone since her graduation in 1992. The audience was entranced by her confident and comedic presence, transforming Penn Pavilion into a comedy club.
The first case of COVID-19 has been reported in Durham County, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Many issues have emerged since the NBA postponed its season due to the spread of coronavirus. One of those issues is the salaries of employees whose income depended on their work inside NBA arenas.
Update: This article was updated at 3:45 p.m. to reflect that the three students are from the Fuqua School of Business.
With the cancellation of all NCAA winter and spring championships, many are calling for seniors whose final college seasons were abruptly ended to receive an extra year of eligibility.