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The Chronicle answers Class of 2023's questions about Duke social, housing life

(08/20/19 4:00am)

Over the summer, The Chronicle asked incoming first-years to pose their pressing questions about life at Duke. One popular theme was interest in Duke’s social scene and the complex system of Greek life, selective living groups and independent housing. The Chronicle reached out to individuals affiliated with each housing system to get their perspective on campus communities and the University’s social scene. 

What's wrong with Duke? White supremacy is the root

(08/20/19 4:00am)

A noose hung on a campus tree, a Latinx mural defaced, the n-word scrawled on the Mary Lou Center, a Swastika painted on the East Campus bridge, hateful words said to a student in a burka, students being told they shouldn’t speak their native language on campus. Each past event has a set of facts, known and unknown, that nevertheless flow from a root problem: Duke has a prevailing culture of white supremacy and cultural imperialism that must be named if we are to address it together and live into our status as a global university. 

Nike execs texted about paying Zion Williamson more than $35,000, Avenatti alleges

(08/15/19 2:25am)

Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti, who is facing charges that he extorted Nike, claims he has evidence of 2017 texts from a Nike official saying the company should pay former Duke basketball star Zion Williamson more than $35,000, according to a new court filing.