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UNC System committee votes to strip DEI policy, potentially eliminate DEI-related jobs and initiatives

(13 hours ago)

The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors’ University Governance committee voted Wednesday evening to eliminate a key diversity, equity and inclusion policy, setting up the likely elimination of many DEI-related administrative positions and offices at all of the state’s public universities.

Duke neurosurgeon David Hasan talks experience volunteering in Gaza at Provost’s Initiative event

(04/17/24 4:06am)

Professor of Neurosurgery David Hasan spoke at a Tuesday event about his experience traveling twice to Khan Younis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, to provide medical supplies and perform surgeries amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

OCS hosts final climate investment seminar to reflect on past sessions, recommend future action

(04/17/24 2:50am)

The Office of Climate and Sustainability hosted the final installment of its Investing for Mission-Driven Institutions seminar series Tuesday evening, which invited participating students and faculty to reflect on the previous eight sessions and share their takeaways.

Why do people still not believe in climate change?

(10 hours ago)

A study from this February by the University of Michigan estimated that 15% of Americans don’t believe climate change is real. The researchers analyzed over 7.4 million tweets from roughly 1.3 million people, who geocoded the posts and classified the posts as “for” or “against” climate change using an AI large language model. Climate change denialism was most highly clustered in the central and Southern U.S. and was further correlated with political affiliation.

Drew Greene and Rickard Stureborg selected as Young Trustee nominees

(04/16/24 8:04pm)

Senior Drew Greene and Rickard Stureborg, a final-year doctoral candidate studying computer science, were chosen by the Young Trustee Nominating Committee and President Vincent Price as Duke’s next Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Young Trustees, respectively, wrote Margaret Epps, secretary to the Board of Trustees and Price's chief of staff, in a Tuesday email to The Chronicle.

Writer, former political advisor Dan Senor speaks at Duke on future outlook for Israel-Hamas war

(04/16/24 2:52am)

Dan Senor, a writer and former political advisor, spoke at a Monday evening event to nearly 200 Duke community members about the ongoing Israel-Hamas war and where the conflict may go next.

Duke Coalition for Preserving Memory hosts name reading ceremony on Abele Quad for victims of genocide

(04/16/24 1:27am)

For 24 straight hours, beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday and ending at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, members of and volunteers for the Coalition for Preserving Memory are reading aloud the names of victims of genocides in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Sportswrap: Men's lacrosse topples No. 2 Virginia, women's lacrosse takes down Louisville to celebrate senior day

(04/15/24 7:26pm)

Sportswrap is your one-stop shop for everything Duke athletics, where we’ll recap how each of Duke’s sports currently in competition performed over the last week and give a brief look ahead. Here’s our recap for the week of April 8-14:

No. 14 Duke men's tennis breaks 6-game winning streak with loss to No. 16 NC State in regular-season finale

(04/15/24 5:21pm)

No. 14 Duke concluded its 2023-24 regular season by splitting a pair of away matches against ranked ACC opponents this past weekend. The Blue Devils started off strong Friday with a dominant 4-1 victory against No. 7 Wake Forest, before falling to No. 16 N.C. State by a score of 4-2 Sunday. The loss to the Demon Deacons snapped a six-match winning streak for head coach Ramsey Smith’s squad, who finished their regular season with a strong 17-8 overall record and 9-3 in ACC play. 

No. 21 Duke women's tennis earns dominant win against Louisville, will face Wake Forest in ACC tournament

(04/15/24 4:21pm)

On Sunday afternoon, No. 21 Duke showed off why expectations were so high leading into the season. Head coach Jamie Ashworth’s squad won in dominant fashion on the road against Louisville, coming away with a 4-0 sweep against the Cardinals.