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Last Friday morning, I sat in a room of my non-one percenter peers and attempted to decipher what, exactly, was being said to me about the debt I took on as part of the ever-rising cost of a Duke education. This is one of the less fun Duke graduation requirements: exit loan counseling.
The Chronicle will be publishing endorsement letters for the 2019 Duke Student Government elections from Sunday, March 3 to Wednesday, March 6 at 11:59 p.m. The positions of president and executive vice president are available for endorsement. No endorsements will be published the days of the election. The final deadline for endorsements is 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.
As you no doubt realize, yesterday at Duke was a day mostly dedicated to preparing for and then watching the Duke v.s. UNC men’s basketball game. I have the dubious distinction of being one of the very few undergraduates at Duke who has never attended an athletic event, nor watched a full game on television. Basketball is unavoidable here, but I certainly do try.
The Chronicle will publish endorsement letters for the 2019 Young Trustee elections from Monday, Feb. 4 to Sunday, Feb. 10. No endorsements will be published after Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.
“My mission is to spark joy in the world through tidying,” Marie Kondo explains self-assuredly in the trailer for the eight-episode show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” released on Netflix Jan. 1, as many Americans, myself included, are in a spirit of New Year self-improvement.
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Over the past century, The Chronicle traditionally welcomes first-years (historically known as freshmen) to campus with a short editor’s note dispensing advice. It goes something like this: don’t forget that learning occurs inside and outside the classroom. Don’t overcommit yourself, but definitely do something. Thank your FAC because they don’t get paid. Try to be social but don’t try too hard. Give your roommate a chance, even if they’re different from you. Ask questions if you need help. Welcome to a new chapter in your life.
I have a large, soft face and tend to dress like a retired social worker. Sometimes I speak too quietly for people to understand what I’m saying. This is likely part of the reason why, walking to class, sitting in the library and especially at parties, people who need to unspool tend to find me. I used to play a game with myself where I would keep track of how long someone would speak without leaving space for me to respond, letting their words envelop me totally. I call this the Duke student monologue.
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Saturday’s student protest of President Price’s speech to alumni has generated conversations across campus. The Chronicle sat down with senior Bryce Cracknell, junior Trey Walk and sophomore Gino Nuzzolillo, three of the students involved in organizing, to hear more about how the protest came to be and their plans moving forward. So far, of the students who protested, roughly 21 have received a letter from the Office of Student Conduct. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Senior Lukas Gschwandtner, the co-director of this year’s Greek Ally Week, noticed he had received an email from Emilie Dye, Duke’s associate director for fraternity and sorority life in Student Affairs while leaving work Tuesday evening. Dye was apologizing for a comment on Instagram.
Duke physicists have finally found evidence for a 43-year-old prediction that enhances the modern understanding of the universe.
Jack Bovender, Trinity ’67 and Graduate School ’69, is the new chair of the Board of Trustees, replacing David Rubenstein, Trinity ‘70, who served as chair since 2013. Bovender served as chair of the presidential search committee and is a former member of Duke Divinity School Board of Visitors. He was also previously the chairman and chief executive officer of Hospital Corporation of America, a health care facility operator, from 2002 to 2009. The Chronicle sat down with Bovender to discuss his goals for the position and the changing landscape of Duke. The conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.
North Carolina has received national attention throughout the past year for its battle regarding House Bill 2.
David Rubenstein, Trinity ’70 and chair of the Board of Trustees, delivered 2017 commencement address, giving the graduates what he called the “Da Vinci code of being a Duke graduate.”
Loretta Lynch, former attorney general of the United States, addressed Duke University School of Law graduates Saturday at its 2017 hooding ceremony.
Author and blogger Jamillah Karim, Pratt '97, discussed the intersection of Islam and black feminism Tuesday night.
On Wednesday night, the editorial director of a queer romance publishing company discussed the importance of representing minorities in romance fiction.