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How Duke students are staying connected during quarantine

(04/16/20 4:10am)

Social media can be a toxic competition masquerading as harmless entertainment. Not only do users compete for likes and followers, they use those numbers to determine the prettiest face, the most successful artist, the happiest family and the most powerful activist. Yet, with most college students in quarantine, this is one of the only methods we have to interact with other students. Now that quarantine has forced most of our social interactions online, some Duke students have found unique ways of strengthening connections during this period of isolation.

Unlocking history to guide the present

(04/15/20 6:09pm)

For some Duke students, leaving campus entails only of venturing to cafes on Ninth Street and exploring Main Street’s offerings downtown. Oftentimes students fall into the Duke bubble and do not seek out the opportunity to engage with Durham’s rich history. A few students this semester got the chance to change that—at least for themselves. 

Duke alumna Jill Karofsky wins Wisconsin Supreme Court seat over incumbent conservative

(04/14/20 4:10pm)

After the nation focused its attention to the Wisconsin elections last week—which were held after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a delayed Election Day or mail-in ballots—Jill Karofsky emerged victorious in the hotly contested State Supreme Court race. Turns out, she's a Duke alumna.

Keep the Bull City strong: Support the Duke-Durham Fund

(04/15/20 4:00am)

Last week, Duke launched three equally-important philanthropic initiatives to support those impacted by the coronavirus. One of the initiatives, the Duke-Durham Fund, aims to tackle the broader impact of COVID-19 by committing $5 million to local nonprofits, community-based organizations and small businesses such as barbershops, restaurants and bars. As all of us rightfully focus on the very immediate health crisis in front of us, meaningful contributions to the Duke-Durham Fund could lessen the impact of another potential crisis on the horizon for Durham.