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Duke announces summer surveillance, entry testing protocols

(04/28/21 10:19pm)

Most students living or working on campus this summer will be required to undergo entry testing and all will be required to participate in surveillance testing, according to a Tuesday morning email from Executive Vice Provost Jennifer Francis and Vice President of Administration Kyle Cavanaugh. The email was sent to all Duke undergraduate, graduate and professional students who will be on campus in some capacity this summer. 




Upcoming commencement events for Duke's graduate and professional schools

(04/27/21 6:06pm)

Duke will confer degrees to about 1,859 undergraduates and 4,040 graduate and professional students who finished their course work in September or December 2020, spring 2021 or the first summer session of 2021. A variety of events will be hosted in the coming weeks for the Class of 2021 and some members of the Class of 2020.













If I have learned anything at Duke, I have learned to love

(04/27/21 1:06am)

For someone who is to receive a degree in English in less than a week, and for someone whose first year columnist tagline was “on the run from mediocrity,” I’ve been especially mediocre at verbally expressing myself lately. I’ve stumbled through senior sendoff speeches, I’ve failed to find the perfect words to express how much my friends mean to me, and now I sit here staring at this Google Doc, hoping to be a wordsmith of similar caliber to my Opinion section predecessors or fellow departing editors. But perhaps this predicament I find myself in is a tragically on-brand summation of my biggest obstacle at Duke and beyond: a painstaking desire to be perfect. When I receive a test back, I go through every wrong answer and think about all of the ways I could have written, but didn’t write, a better, flawless answer that would have received full points. When I eat the fruit and nut mix from the produce section of Harris Teeter, I always pair exactly two dried fruits per walnut to ensure the perfect balance of sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy. All of the clothes in my closet are organized in a color gradient.