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In “Lady Bird,” one of my favorite movies, 17-year-old Christine McPherson wants nothing more than to escape Sacramento and her Catholic high school and enroll in an elite university in a big city on the East Coast. At one point, she shares her college application essay with one of the school’s nuns, who tells McPherson, “You clearly love Sacramento. You write about Sacramento so affectionately and with such care.”
I first met Keith Upchurch, Trinity ’72, and Nugget, his beloved golden retriever, during my first semester at Duke. I would join them on the steps of Marketplace, watching as grinning students stroked Nugget’s fur or fed her slices of apples.
Undergraduate Young Trustee finalist Shrey Majmudar hopes to join the Board of Trustees in order to keep serving the Duke community even after graduating.
Duke Student Government presidential candidate Lana Gesinsky wants to usher in a “cultural reset” in DSG by building campus community and forging stronger connections between the student body and its representatives.
Daniel Corpening is waiting for me on grassy, tree-lined Northwood Circle in Durham. Corpening, the director of field education for Duke’s Divinity School, points out two houses on the street.
The campaign headquarters is a squat, square brick building on a stretch of East Main Street between Rustic Rays Bargain Boutique and the School of Hard Knocks Boxing Gym. It would be easy to miss, except for the sky-blue “Elaine O’Neal For Mayor” signs plastered in neat vertical rows on the front.
Duke still has a long way to go in helping its female faculty and faculty of color—particularly Hispanic and Black female faculty—feel like they belong and are treated equally, according to the results of the University’s 2020 faculty survey.
Over-reliant on Rate My Professor? You might be in luck.
The numbers are looking good in Duke’s fight against COVID-19, according to an update from the University’s coronavirus modeling team during a Thursday Academic Council meeting.
Most Duke students consider notice of a positive COVID-19 test result to be enough bad news for the day. But for many students who contracted the virus in the past week, a positive test result was only the first step in a chaotic, bewildering journey from dorm room to isolation.
When I called Sue Wasiolek on a Thursday in late June, it was her final week as faculty-in-residence in Gilbert-Addoms dorm. Earlier that day, she had given a tour of her apartment for the next faculty-in-residence. On Wednesday, she would begin moving her things out.
When Ravi Bellamkonda moved from India to the United States on Aug. 26, 1989, he had only $800 with him. Bellamkonda, who is currently Vinik dean of the Pratt School of Engineering, had received a full-ride scholarship to pursue his doctorate at Brown University, but he wouldn’t start receiving funds for another six weeks.
President Vincent Price will be presenting honorary degrees to singer, songwriter and philanthropist John Legend as well as four others during the 2021 commencement ceremony.
Second in a series on use of force by Duke law enforcement officers. Read the first part, about the first use of deadly force by Duke law enforcement, and the third, a review of how DUPD officers have used force in recent years.
Duke has hired two new professors as part of a hiring initiative in the Asian American and Diaspora studies program.
East Campus Union will remain closed until April 12, according to a Sunday email to students from Student Affairs.
East Campus Union, which includes Marketplace and Trinity Cafe, will be closed until further notice after several Marketplace dining staff tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Saturday email from Student Affairs.
After a spike in COVID-19 cases that administrators attributed to in-person fraternity rush events, Duke issued a weeklong “stay-in-place” order that included a move to online classes, restrictions on when on-campus students could leave their residences and a ban on off-campus students coming to campus except for essential activities. The order ended Sunday at 9 a.m. Here are some moments from a week in lockdown.
The Durham Interfraternity Council—the governing body for nine fraternities that recently disaffiliated from the University— expressed support on Monday for Duke’s “stay-in-place” order and announced a new hotline and judicial board to address fraternity violations of Duke’s COVID-19 guidelines.
The COVID-19 pandemic upended Duke students' college experience. As part of our one-year retrospective, we asked them about the last year and how it's affected them.