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After almost three months in operation, the Durham Community Safety Department’s new Holistic Empathetic Assistance Response Teams pilot programs have decreased more than 800 law enforcement interactions.
Parts of Flowers and Page flooded Monday morning after a chilled water pipe burst, damaging some floors and ceilings, including in the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture. Flowers is indefinitely closed and only open to emergency staff at this time.
Phil Berger, the president pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate, announced on Sept. 20 that the General Assembly will not take action on the issue of taxing student loan forgiveness.
This September 15th marks the start of Latinx Heritage Month. It has made me reflect a lot on my journey exploring culture—the importance of it, and the ways I have had to defend it. When I came to Duke, I was so lost. It felt like nobody would ever understand the hardships I had to overcome to even get here. My freshman year, I was hardly involved with Mi Gente or any cultural organization for that matter. Then, I decided to take a chance and join the Political Committee in Mi Gente; for the first time, I did not feel alone. Joining gave me the confidence to speak Spanish, get connected with my roots, and express myself through culture. I was able to meet amazing Latinx leaders on campus who cared about the issues our community was facing. Mi Gente allowed me to find connections in a year where COVID made that especially hard. Cultural organizations, in general, are great touch points for marginalized students. However, more needs to be done for students outside their own labor. There are obstacles for Latinx students everywhere I look. Everyday, whether it be through extracurriculars or an academic environment, I saw my mentors, who are also Latinx students, be forced to defend their right to be here. My time at Duke has been very emblematic of this. Everyday, I fight for the right of students of color to exist on campus. I realized that expressing my culture was worthwhile, but I had to fight for my right to do that. The closer I came to traditional or dominant systems at Duke, the more issues I had with honoring my culture. Organizations like Mi Gente, where I was able to freely be myself and become grounded, sometimes feel completely antithetical to the systems in place at this university. Student activists must often sacrifice their mental health and overall college experience, spending time in hostile environments, for the sake of the students who come after them. That was true for my mentors and myself, and will be true for future students like us.
RALEIGH—When it rains, it pours.
They say the devil is in the details. But in Durham, the Blue Devils are in the details—and numbers:
This is part three in a series profiling the identity centers at Duke, highlighting the work they do and their roles on campus. Part two, which focuses on Jewish Life at Duke, can be found here. Check back for more articles in coming weeks.
In spring 2022, students in ENV 245, Theory and Applications of Sustainability, collaborated with Duke staff and researchers on a project centered around the sustainability impacts of the University’s trees.
While the international community has been actively responding to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we might still need to admit that Her Majesty the Queen—the longest ruling monarch aged 98—was one of the most written-about people in the world whom we actually don't know very much about.
The number nine carries some ancient significance. There were nine planets in our solar system before Pluto got the infamous downgrade. Dante’s “The Divine Comedy” describes nine circles of Hell. There are nine muses in Greek mythology and nine different levels in both the Aztec and Mayan underworlds. They say a cat has nine lives.
After two years of cautious celebration, Pride: Durham, NC returned this weekend in full force and a flurry of color.
A fourth-quarter goal in field hockey, let alone two, is usually the difference maker that propels a team to victory. Unfortunately for Duke, such a goal-scoring effort proved to be too little too late Sunday.
In search of a public transit guide for your next car-free adventure off campus? With bus fares remaining free until 2023, now is the best time to hop on a bus and explore. GoDurham has a trip planner that can help you navigate your routes. Here are the easiest ways to navigate from Duke to the nine popular places in The Triangle area.
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 Sept. 19-25.
Imagine yourself 10 years ago. You’re at your friend’s house for a sleepover. It’s late at night, and all of you are crowded around your friend’s dad’s work computer, taking turns showing each other YouTube videos. Someone presses play on a video titled “Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris” and says it’s part of a series called “Epic Rap Battles of History” (ERB). Before you know it, several hours have passed and you’ve gone through the entire channel’s catalog. By this point, the sounds of the birds chirping outside your window have ingrained themselves into the beats of the songs you’ve spent all night memorizing.
Over the last two months, Duke has been the lucky site of the “Alhamdu Muslim Futurism” (Alhamdu is short for al-hamdu li-llāh, the Arabic phrase for “praise be to God”) world premiere, likely the first ever exhibit entirely dedicated to Muslim Futurism. Muslim Futurism is an Afrofuturism-inspired art movement which imagines a world where Muslims are free from religious prejudices and can create their own world.
Duke football lost its first game of the season to a surging offensive performance by Kansas. The Blue Zone breaks down the Blue Devils' contest by looking at three key takeaways and stats, as well as a look ahead:
Soccer can be frustrating at times. Even if a team dominates possession and manages to largely stifle its opponents’ attacking efforts, the only metric that decides the outcome of a match is the score.
LAWRENCE, KAN.—As chants of “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk” rang around David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and fans poured from the student section onto the field, quarterbacks Riley Leonard and Jalon Daniels met at midfield, exchanged a bit of conversation and embraced. It’s the kind of moment one would expect at the end of a football game, but after the gunslinging, punch-for-punch affair that preceded it, the gesture was anything but a formality.
LAWRENCE, KAN.—It was quite the first half Saturday as the Blue Devils trail Kansas 21-13. With two quarters left to play, this unexpected matchup of undefeated teams is set for a thrilling conclusion.