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Disability studies is not a workshop

(12/06/21 5:05am)

On November 25, the Community Editorial Board (CEB) suggested that Duke’s liberal arts has “lost its way” with too many new minors being proposed. At the center of their critique, the authors question whether a proposed disability studies curriculum was really necessary. As members of Duke Disability Alliance and students helping to propose this minor, we welcome the opportunity to further discuss the need for this curriculum, and to address the CEB’s misperceptions.


Duke needs a Disability and Health Humanities minor

(11/08/21 5:00am)

As a premedical student with a chronic condition, my own frustrations navigating healthcare, school and overall daily life have guided my pursuits and interests in the medical field. Although my desire to be a doctor is driven by these experiences, at the start of college I thought my premedical studies would be primarily defined by the pure and applied sciences. However, catalyzed by an unexpected change in FOCUS clusters, I started taking more classes, and getting more involved in organizations that gave me more exposure to themes surrounding health humanities and disability studies. The knowledge and experiences I have gotten from these pursuits have been overwhelmingly valuable in shaping the trajectory of my remaining time here at Duke, and my aims for the future. Now, although I still love exploring learning opportunities in the sciences, I want to have equal possibilities to pursue my interests in the health humanities and disability studies. 


Duke Disability Alliance endorses Christina Wang for DSG president

(03/08/21 9:00pm)

Duke Disability Alliance (DDA) is pleased to announce its formal endorsement of Christina Wang for DSG President. While the decision was difficult, Christina stood out for her history of engaging disability-related groups, and her track record of successfully addressing student concerns in collaboration with Duke administration.