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Why don't Duke students vote in local elections?

(10/23/17 2:01am)

Home for Jay Zussman is New York, though in his third year as an undergraduate at Duke, Durham is starting to feel more like home too. After getting back early Tuesday morning from fall break, Zussman frequented his usual haunts—Harris Teeter for groceries, then Mad Hatter Cafe to study. It was only three days later, on Friday, while scrolling through his Facebook feed that Zussman realized that the city had held municipal primary elections.


'Gentrification is not a myth, it's really happening'

(10/11/17 4:00am)

When David Steinbrenner was growing up in Mesa, Arizona, houses with front porches were a luxury. So when he purchased his first house—a brand-new, three-bedroom property in Durham’s newly-revitalized Southside neighborhood—its sweeping front porch excited him most. Hailing from a relatively modest background, he never imagined that he would own his dream home by age 40.



The Duke Men’s Project, in our own words

(10/07/16 8:30pm)

To use the words “feminism” or “patriarchy” amongst men is to immediately run into skepticism and occasionally deep-seated insecurities. “When you say feminism and patriarchy,” a man calls out, “what you really mean is that men are the problem. You mean I’m the problem. I’m not a rapist/abuser/bad guy.” This is a response heard frequently when men go on the defensive. It’s a response that anticipates an adversarial gender relation, that imagines the feminist conversation as a battle to the death of women versus men. Such responses are common but misplaced. When we’re talking about patriarchy, it’s not to make the claim that each and every individual man is to blame for gender oppression, nor that each and every individual man is a bad or oppressive person. What we are talking about is something larger, an imbalanced social system and the cultural processes that reproduce it. What is mischaracterized as a barefaced assault is actually a re-examination of the terms of becoming; we are not talking about individuals, but the ways in which our culture shapes individuals to be men, both positively and negatively.