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After attempting to abstain from voting on the referendum on the Feb. 15 ballot for Young Trustee, a simple e-mail I sent to the Board of Elections about what I thought was a simple online glitch turned into a 24-hour whirlwind of appeals, injunctions and testimonies to the Judiciary. With a ruling early yesterday in favor of DSG, I understand Judiciary’s rational: that the literal letter of the law that rules both DSG and the Board of Elections does not explicitly protect a vote to abstain. And while—in recent past—all elections have allowed students to abstain from portions of the ballot if they wish, this is not a right guaranteed by their bylaws.
It’s 8:52 a.m. in the Sanford School of Public Policy and that overplayed Lady Gaga song (you know the one) on Sanford Deli’s radio easily drowns out the conversations of the two or three people sitting nearby. Roger Dubay, manager of the deli, has been awake for nearly three hours, but the deli has not yet seen its first rush of the day. It’s that 6 a.m. wake-up call that’s the worst part of the job, he confides in me, as I remember the first time I met Dubay.
Victor Wakefield has a simple business card.
When my ninth grade teacher explained the theory of "six degrees of separation," I was skeptical. The 14-year-old me couldn't fathom how 6 billion people were only six relationships apart. I was fascinated and in disbelief that I could track the number of different relationships that linked me to my teen idols.
Most undergrads only suffer through pre-reqs to complete their graduation requirements. But one student is voluntarily taking these courses: in fact, he is excited to do so. When they cost too much, he goes to lecture, completes problem sets and homework assignments-even takes the exams-for absolutely no credit.
You've heard the story before.
As Betty Humes stands on a busy corner on Main Street in downtown Durham, doling out Obama lawn signs, voting information and hugs to passersby, she explains that Durham County has been waiting for this election for years.
Michael Munger isn't your archetypal politician.
Though turnout was small, Mayor Bill Bell engaged representatives from three local political parties in an intimate discussion Tuesday evening about issues relevant to college students.
Following the killings of Duke graduate student Abhijit Mahato and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson, the North Carolina Department of Corrections contacted the National Institute of Corrections in April requesting assistance with the probation system, which the NIC stated had "ineffective management oversight."
I wouldn't exactly call myself your typical Duke sophomore.
U.S. Rep. George Butterfield, D-N.C., will get to vote twice before November: once during North Carolina's May 6 primary with the rest of state's Democratic voters and again in August at the Democratic National Convention.
With its floor-to-ceiling windows, the $44 million Durham Performing Arts Center will provide a noticeable contrast to the surrounding red brick buildings of downtown Durham's historic American Tobacco Historic District.
More than a hundred members of the Durham community filled the Nasher Museum of Art auditorium Wednesday to learn about the University's campus expansion plan.
The defendants in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought against the city of Durham and 13 individuals by the three former Duke lacrosse players have been granted an extended deadline for their response to the suit.
One billion people in the world live on less than $1 a day.
Within walking distance from Duke's Gothic Wonderland lie the neighborhoods of Southwest Central Durham-one of the city's poorest areas.
Crowding onto North Carolina Central University's football field, thousands gathered Thursday to catch a glimpse of presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Hailed by ESPN as the "rowdiest, wittiest, best-organized college basketball fans in the land," the Cameron Crazies hold a reputation for their clever chants and unmatched passion for Duke basketball.