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(04/30/18 6:27am)

About a month ago on a late Tuesday night, I was in The Chronicle’s office finishing production with several other editors when we saw a Fix My Campus post saying the first floor of Perkins was flooded. Five of us quickly grabbed a camera and rushed over to see what happened. We didn’t know if the flood would be worth an article, but we were curious.

DNC Chair Tom Perez talks voter mobilization, calls Trump strategy 'mean-spirited'

(04/10/18 3:15am)

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez visited Duke Monday to give the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, “Civil Rights and the People’s Party.” The Chronicle's Sam Turken spoke with him about the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, unity within the Democratic Party and efforts by the Republican Party to retain seats in the House of Representatives during this year’s midterm elections. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Duke refuses to cut ties with hedge fund president who's 'stripping' newspapers across the U.S.

(04/09/18 4:07am)

Duke has accepted contributions from a hedge fund president and newspaper owner who has been slashing staff at profitable newspapers across the country. Now, a newspaper union wants the University to cut ties with him, but Duke isn’t budging. 

'What we need is fewer guns on the streets': Rep. Moulton discusses gun control, DACA

(02/23/18 4:13am)

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) visited Duke Thursday to discuss different issues facing the country. During a talk hosted by the Center for Political Leadership, Innovation and Service, Moulton discussed the need for bipartisan compromise in Congress and his views on the Democratic Party. 

Durham Public Schools superintendent Mubenga talks teacher turnover, other challenges

(02/14/18 3:06am)

Pascal Mubenga became superintendent of Durham Public Schools in November. Mubenga, who was previously superintendent of Franklin County Public Schools, has since visited more than a dozen schools and spoken with community groups and parents to learn more about Durham. The Chronicle spoke with him about his current plans and how he aims to address some of the challenges facing DPS. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Incoming Duke Global Health Institute director discusses interest in malaria, plans for position

(10/11/17 2:49am)

Christopher Plowe, the founding director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, will take over as director of the Duke Global Health Institute in January. Plowe will succeed Michael Merson, who stepped down in June. The Chronicle spoke with Plowe about his transition to becoming director and his vision for DGHI. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Former Deputy Treasury Secretary talks Rubenstein Fellows appointment, government experience

(09/05/17 2:47am)

Sarah Bloom Raskin, who served as deputy secretary of the Department of the Treasury in the Obama administration for three years, became a Rubenstein Fellow in August. At Duke, Raskin will spend the next three years working with students and faculty to study financial markets and regulations. She will also guest lecture courses and advise students on careers in the public sector. The Chronicle spoke with Raskin about some of her goals for her tenure at the University. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

In new book, William Darity Jr. discusses race, growth of for-profit universities

(08/07/17 6:17am)

William Darity Jr., Samuel Dubois Cook professor of public policy, recently helped edit and write “For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education." The Chronicle spoke with Darity about the book and the role of race, class and other factors in the rise of for-profit universities. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.