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The Last Duffel

(05/02/05 4:00am)

 In a few days, I’m going to start packing up. Into sturdy suitcases with wheels will go the clothes that have kept me relatively dry in the winter and decently unexposed in the summer. Into cardboard boxes will go the almost read books and useless baubles I’ve collected over the last four years. Into large, plastic bags will go the miscellany that can serve a better use through Goodwill than it can through me. And in the end, it will just be me and a nest of dust bunnies hopping across the familiar tiled floor. (Actually, I’ll probably leave the hopping to the dust bunnies; it’s just awkward when I join in.)

Ranking methods under fire

(04/09/04 4:00am)

In a move intended to protest college rankings that are often seen as misleading and unfair, Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School announced they would no longer fully cooperate with news media creating such rankings. Duke officials, though similarly scornful of media-generated college rankings, said they had no plans to follow in Harvard and Wharton's footsteps.

Hull mulls new charges for damages

(04/07/04 4:00am)

The University is re-examining its residential damage policy in hopes of compelling students to take a more active interest in the well-being of their living environments, said Eddie Hull, director of Residence Life and Housing Services. Potential changes include financial accountability for independents for damage in their residence spaces and restricted access to dormitories.