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‘Political meddling from on high’: AAUP, faculty condemn University of North Carolina System leadership

(06/21/22 9:11pm)

The governing council of the American Association of University Professors, a national organization of professors and scholars, passed a resolution that condemns the University of North Carolina System’s Board of Governors and System Office on June 14. 

Worksheet with 'disturbing racial offense' created by Duke students in 2010 distributed in Michigan biology class

(05/24/22 11:45pm)

A Michigan teacher distributed a worksheet on May 11 that compared former President Barack Obama to non-human primates. It “appears the document was created in 2010 by two Duke students” in an evolutionary anthropology independent study course, Duke spokesperson Michael Schoenfeld wrote in an email to The Chronicle. 

Duke economics professor's analysis to be used in Supreme Court's affirmative action case decision

(01/25/22 7:05am)

The Supreme Court will decide whether the admissions practices which consider race at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are lawful, The New York Times reported Monday morning. Duke Professor of Economics Peter Arcidiacono’s research has been instrumental in the trajectory of this case. 

Academic Council hears updates on University’s spring semester operations, faculty express concerns

(01/21/22 6:08am)

The first Academic Council meeting of the year focused on Duke’s return to in-person learning in the context of the Omicron variant. While administrators are optimistic about keeping operations normal under the current conditions, faculty were less optimistic, raising their concerns during the meeting.