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‘Disappointed but not the least bit surprised’: Students react to racially insensitive party invite from ADPhi fraternity

(05/12/22 11:48pm)

A racially insensitive party invitation from the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity contained language that played up immigrant stereotypes, drawing backlash from students and campus groups.



Selection committee for student Commencement speech did not check for plagiarism, committee member says

(05/12/22 5:45pm)

A committee of 11 members chose Priya Parkash to give the student Commencement speech after two stages of review, neither of which involved analyzing resemblances with other works, according to a committee member. 



Student speaker says she found out after Commencement that passages "were directly taken" from 2014 Harvard speech

(05/11/22 9:09pm)

The 2022 student Commencement speaker said she was “mortified and embarrassed to find out” after giving her speech that parts were “directly taken from” a past Harvard address, according to the Wall Street Journal. 


Editor's note: Regarding 2022 student Commencement speaker's time on The Chronicle

(05/11/22 4:41pm)

Priya Parkash, Trinity '22 and the 2022 student Commencement speaker, was a member of The Chronicle from 2018 to 2021. During that time, she was a staff member and a university news editor. The Chronicle is not aware of any instances of plagiarism in her published stories, but the staff is conducting a review of her work. 




Former employee sues Duke Health System, says firing was retaliation for reporting ‘discriminatory employment practices’

(05/06/22 10:43pm)

A former employee is suing the Duke University Health System, alleging he was fired in retaliation for reporting his supervisor’s “discriminatory employment practices,” according to a lawsuit filed May 5. 









Matthew Harris’ former classmates recount his worrisome behavior, call for accountability from philosophy department

(02/09/22 6:16am)

A former Duke doctoral student who sent University of California, Los Angeles campus members a video referencing a mass shooting last week had previously displayed concerning behavior to students in Duke’s philosophy department that went unaddressed by faculty, according to current and former graduate students.