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Grad students voted to unionize. How do their current benefits compare to those from other universities?

(09/04/23 3:50am)

After voting in favor of becoming an NLRB-recognized union, the Duke Graduate Students Union will begin negotiating for a collective bargaining agreement with the University, which could span topics ranging from fair compensation for Durham’s cost of living to health and dental insurance. 

NC General Assembly overrides veto, bars trans women and girls from competing in sports ‘designated for females’

(08/16/23 11:02pm)

Transgender women and girls in North Carolina will no longer be able to compete on most middle, high school and college-level sports teams corresponding with their gender identities, under a new ban enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly. 

Duke Centennial infrastructure projects to limit Chapel Drive vehicle access

(08/15/23 12:11am)

In order to “promote safety during ongoing construction,” vehicle access on Chapel Drive between the roundabout and the Chapel will be temporarily restricted, according to an Aug. 10 release and a Monday email sent from Vice President of Operations Russel Thompson to all Duke students.

Here’s what you need to know about Biden’s new student debt programs as payments resume in October

(08/08/23 12:12am)

The Department of Education’s student loan suspension program is set to expire in the coming months, meaning interest and repayments on federal student loans will resume for the first time in over three years. Interest will begin accumulating on federal student loans on Sept. 1, while payments are set to restart in October. 

Gov. Cooper's vetoes on bills impacting LGBTQ+ youth are expected to be overridden. Here’s what they might do

(07/14/23 12:57am)

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed three bills affecting the LGBTQ+ community on July 5, which would have placed restrictions on transgender athletes, discussions about gender identity and sexuality in elementary schools and gender-affirming care for minors.

‘More of an undergraduate voice’: A look into student representation on the Board of Trustees standing committees, REAC

(06/27/23 12:36am)

Every year, the Young Trustee selection process sees just one undergraduate student chosen among the entire undergraduate student population to serve on the Board of Trustees. However, there are a few other avenues by which students can contribute to Duke’s long-term strategy as voting members. 

Duke Health policies on abortions, reproductive care to remain unchanged until implementation of 12-week abortion ban in July

(05/18/23 8:32pm)

Duke University Health System policies on providing reproductive care, including abortions, will remain unchanged until the law’s provisions go into effect in July, according to an email to The Chronicle from Matthew Barber, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical School.