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On my last LDOC—my LLDOC—I made the decision to not glance down at my watch at any point during the day. Instead of planning, I only wanted to enjoy my friends’ company and to bask in being a Duke student for one of the last times. Our LDOC did not live up to the day’s hype: We missed all of the performers and didn’t go to Shooters. But we did end up staying up until 3 a.m., ordering pizza and talking. It was the best LDOC I’ve ever had.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series evaluating depression among students on campus and how they seek help. Part 1 analyzed how Duke students fit into the trend of increasing rates of depression at universities nationwide and why some students choose medication over other treatment options. In this part, The Chronicle will assess what about the college environment makes students more susceptible to depression and will explore alternative treatment options to medication.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series evaluating depression among students on campus and how they seek help. This article analyzes how Duke students fit into the trend of increasing rates of depression at universities nationwide and why some students choose medication over other treatment options. In Part 2, The Chronicle assesses how the college environment makes students more susceptible to depression and explores alternative treatment options to medication.
The University has stopped purchasing locally sourced food for the remainder of the semester.
Students and faculty alike say they are perplexed about how to address the recurrence of parties with inflammatory themes.
An independent investigation of Aubrey McClendon initiated by Chesapeake Energy Corp. absolved the CEO of any “intentional” wrongdoing.
Fans of Joe Van Gogh coffee will soon need to look elsewhere for their dose of caffeine.
The exterior design of the two C-1 hybrid buses that debuted last year serves to remind students, faculty and employees of Duke’s sustainability motto: bleed blue, but live green.
Although Duke is still awaiting final approval by the Chinese Ministry of Education for Duke Kunshan University, members of the Arts and Sciences Council have begun designing the academic offerings for the target Spring 2014 opening date.
Myths can be hard to debunk—particularly when centered on contentious issues like access to and affordability of health care.
Some residential housekeepers are upset after an investigation completed Spring 2012 found insufficient evidence to validate harassment and discrimination accusations against Linda Schlabach, who formerly served as Edens Quadrangle’s senior housekeeping supervisor.
Beer and wine will soon flow more freely in the basement of McClendon Tower.
This year, some unaffiliated students are seizing the opportunity to test a long-asked question: “What’s in a name?”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeled 80 North Carolina health care facilities, including seven in Durham, as customers of the pharmacy tied to the ongoing national meningitis outbreak.
Paul Teller, Trinity ’93, is the executive director of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative caucus in U.S. House of Representatives. The RSC has about 165 representatives who aim to advance conservative constitutional principles, like limited government. As its head staffer, Teller has been described as one of Washington’s most influential conservative aides. The Chronicle sat down with Teller to discuss his politics and work on Capitol Hill.
The American conversation on corporate responsibility is much less mature than it is in many other industrialized countries, due in part to the sovereignty of corporations like Exxon Mobil, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll said.
Former innovation and entrepreneurship leader Kimberly Jenkins has her eyes set on the west coast.
Senior Douglas Hanna is known as a good host—especially to the websites of his 28,000 customers around the world.
The Swain Train is leaving the station. The Chronicle’s Maggie Spini sat down with incoming Duke Student Government President Alex Swain, a senior, to talk about what she wants to accomplish this year, what DSG does and what’s left on her Duke bucket list.
Paula McClain, former chair of Duke’s Academic Council and political science professor, views the Graduate School as central to the University’s mission and reputation, and, as dean, she wants to raise its profile within the University.