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Why studying inequality matters

(12/14/20 5:00am)

COVID-19 has laid bare the social inequalities of our age: Counties with higher rates of poverty and housing density also have higher COVID-19 morbidity and mortality. Risk of death of COVID-19 is three times higher among Black, Hispanic and Indigenous Americans than for white Americans. And millions of Americans have lost access to jobs, income and healthcare in the crashing economy. 

What about our legacy?

(12/11/20 5:00am)

This week, Duke will release admissions decisions for thousands of Early Decision applicants. Hundreds of students will be receiving the good news: a place at one of the most elite institutions in the country. Education is always thought of as a great equalizer. However, at Duke, children and grandchildren of alumni are given special consideration in the admissions cycle. If historical data is upheld, 19% of the incoming Trinity Class of 2025 will hold legacy status. Legacy admissions, whether unintentionally or by design, do very little to reduce the inequalities present in higher education. Duke specifically must confront how its adaptation of this admissions policy impacts the classes they accept.

Cameron Chronicles Season 4, Episode 3: 'Things Get Real'

(12/10/20 9:53am)

The Blue Devils faced their second major test of the year with a top-10 battle against No. 6 Illinois, though the aftermath has cast a shadow of doubt around this year's Duke team. From the same offensive woes to inconsistent play, Tuesday's loss exposed a host of problems that the Blue Devils need to address quickly before ACC play.

Where the money goes: Duke Greek life’s relationship to the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee

(12/08/20 4:26am)

Jessica Van Meir, Trinity ‘17, was scrolling through her Instagram feed in July when she came across a post that made her pause. Against a white-and-blue backdrop, the Abolish Duke IFC and Panhel account posed a simple question in black block letters: “Do you know what your dues support?”

Cameron Chronicles Season 4, Episode 2: 'The Bigs Question'

(12/07/20 9:28pm)

After a humbling loss to Michigan State last week, the Blue Devils bounced back with an interesting win over Bellarmine Friday. With one of Duke's biggest tests of the year looming against No. 6 Illinois, one of Mike Krzyzewski's tallest tasks is how to handle playing time between Matthew Hurt, Jalen Johnson, Mark Williams and Jaemyn Brakefield. Hosts Derek Saul and Shane Smith are back to discuss the Blue Devils' latest victory and how the rotation looks moving forward.

A look back at every Duke men's basketball matchup in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

(12/08/20 10:23am)

No. 10 Duke takes on No. 6 Illinois Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. as part of the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, an annual nonconference series that matches up teams from the ACC and the Big Ten. The Blue Devils' 19-2 record in the series is the best of any program by a significant margin, with Wake Forest and Louisville tying for the second-highest winning percentage with records of 12-6 and 4-2, respectively.