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Duke Black Student Alliance hosts Black Caucus, shares campus grievances, potential solutions

(11/18/22 2:43am)

Duke Black Student Alliance hosted a Black Caucus at White Lecture Hall Wednesday night, where students shared campus grievances and discussed potential solutions. BSA Advocacy and Black Caucus co-chairs Avery Smedley and Sarah Hasan, both sophomores, and the Advocacy and Black Caucus committee organized the event.

Don’t Waste Durham highlights proposed disposable bag fee, environmental injustice of waste management

(04/28/22 4:23am)

Local nonprofit Don’t Waste Durham and the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic discussed research about their single-use bag fee proposal and a Durham litter survey in a Wednesday event at the Durham Bottling Co. The proposal would implement a 10 cent fee on paper and plastic bags in hopes of reducing disposable bag usage. 

‘Bringing harmony to this educational ecosystem’: Meet Graduate/Professional Young Trustee finalist Jay Lusk

(03/15/22 5:09am)

Graduate/Professional Young Trustee finalist Jay Lusk, a fourth-year medical student and second-year MBA candidate, is committed to actively breaking down the barriers that prevent all voices at Duke from being equitably represented. 

‘We want to be the last people to have to do this’: MAST advocates for demands of Asian students, organizations

(11/10/21 7:00am)

Institutionalizing an Ethnic Studies department, creating supportive cultural centers, disaggregating Asian American and Pacific Islander admissions data and establishing a standardized hate and bias policy: these are the four demands that Mobilizing Asian Students Together, the first coalition of Asian students and organizations at Duke, is fighting for.

'Her generosity was legendary': Duke professor Elizabeth Clark remembered for strong advocacy, revolutionary change

(10/22/21 2:18pm)

Elizabeth Clark, John Carlisle Kilgo professor emerita of religion and professor of history at Duke, passed away on Sept. 7 at the age of 82. She is remembered for her strong advocacy for women, whether it be through inspiring colleagues and students or transforming the field of patristics through the use of cultural, social and feminist theory.

‘Service was just the obvious choice to give back’: Duke ROTC students share their experiences as cadets

(10/21/21 2:24am)

Before dawn on a recent Thursday, cadets in Duke’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps lined up in the Morris Williams Track & Field Stadium to warm up for their physical fitness test, a once-a-semester event critical for their future as cadets. 

Duke professor Michael Ward remembered for wit, wisdom and ‘not accepting the status quo anywhere’

(08/04/21 2:38am)

Michael Ward, professor emeritus of political science, died on July 9 at age 72 on July 9 after a long fight against prostate cancer. He is remembered for his profound influence on colleagues, mentees and students, as well as his application of social network analysis to political science.

Healing wounds and regrowing bones: Duke faculty develop futuristic biomaterial implants

(07/12/21 3:21am)

Imagine a metal, scaffold-shaped implant that could support the regrowth of a shattered bone. All that would be needed would be an initial CT scan, a virtual construction of the implant and a metal printer to produce the final product. Devastating outcomes like amputation or loss of the ability to walk could be prevented. 

‘The little guy will prevail’: Students, local businesses share mixed feelings about new Starbucks on Ninth Street

(05/20/21 5:00am)

Berry mocha in one hand, laptop in the other, sophomore Clara Harms sat in the lower basement of Triangle Coffee House. It was one of her favorite study spots, with soft lighting and kind baristas who always made her feel relaxed.