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Chronquiry: Why is equivalency not actually equivalent to the cost of a swipe?

(11/19/19 5:31am)

When first-years don’t eat breakfast or dinner at Marketplace, their meal plan swipe transfers into food points to be used at certain other Duke Dining locations, otherwise known as equivalency. But as first-years frequently gripe about, the monetary value of equivalency isn’t the same as the cost of eating at Marketplace.


Key three: Duke men's basketball needs a short memory for 2K Empire Classic

(11/19/19 6:51pm)

Newly-crowned No. 1 Duke flies to New York for the last legs of the 2K Empire Classic, starting Thursday against California, then either No. 22 Texas or Georgetown. The Blue Devils could play a team named after America’s first President, but Duke rules the American hardwood—for now. The Blue Zone examines three keys to keeping control of the throne in the Big Apple:



Consuming Duke

(11/19/19 5:00am)

In my time so far at Duke, I’ve often felt that I don’t belong here. Not because I feel like I don’t fit in with the people here, or because I feel like I didn’t deserve to be admitted, but because I don’t feel like I’m giving anything to Duke itself. I take lots of things. I consume and consume the products Duke offers me, but I don’t really give it anything in return. Duke doesn’t even ask me to give it anything in return, except capital.






Read the news

(11/19/19 5:00am)

Fake news makes good programming. From elaborately spun stories on Fox News to articles on The Onion, these entertainment stories are more appealing than understanding current events. When was the last time you remembered a fact about a celebrity but could not cite a recent news story?






Q&A: Duke student writes novel on implications of an AI-controlled world

(11/18/19 6:19am)

Michael Tan is a Trinity senior majoring in economics and statistics with a certificate in philosophy, politics and economics. As a participant in the bSchool (Book School) program of the Creator Institute, Tan wrote and will publish a novel, "The Death of Uncertainty," under the mentorship of Professor Eric Koester at Georgetown University. The novel explores themes of free will and adversity in a society where an artificial intelligence algorithm enables people to make the optimal decision in every situation. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.