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Duke alum charters non-profit Respectacle chapter at Wake Forest to collect, refurbish used eyeglasses

(03/10/23 5:00am)

When Bryce Polascik, Trinity ‘20, was an undergraduate at Duke, he set up an eyeglasses donation box in the Campus Center Pharmacy through Respectacle. Respectacle, a non-profit aiming to increase eyeglass accessibility, collects unused or old glasses then refurbishes and uploads them to an online catalog where anyone can order a pair that matches their prescription for just a few dollars in shipping costs. 

Statement in support of students' right to unionize

(03/10/23 4:46am)

On September 15, 2022, the Duke Graduate Students Union (DGSU - SEIU Local 27), composed of graduate student workers across departments of Duke University, publicly announced a union authorization campaign. This campaign has since achieved a clear and growing majority of graduate student workers who have signed authorization cards, and DGSU has thus filed on March 3, 2023, with the National Labor Relations Board for a secret ballot election, pursuant to Section 9(e)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act. 

‘Short end of the stick again’: Rising juniors describe frustrations with housing assignments, lack of QuadEx continuity

(03/10/23 4:55am)

When next year’s undergraduate housing assignments were released by Housing and Residence Life on March 1, many students were elated to find that they had been placed in Hollows Quad or their designated quad with their current roommates. However, not all were so lucky.

Spending a spring break at the Duke Campus Farm

(03/10/23 5:00am)

Looking for something to do this spring break that isn’t going home or heading off somewhere tropical to party? Do you want a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Are you interested in nature, spending time with land and bonding with people at Duke? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you might enjoy Restorative Spring Break: a spring break alternative planned by and hosted at the Duke Campus Farm that will allow students to connect with the Earth and each other.

And one: Filipowski leads Duke men’s basketball's romp of Pittsburgh in ACC tournament quarterfinals

(03/10/23 4:42am)

After each Duke men's basketball game this season, check back here for the Player of the Game and more. The fourth-seed Blue Devils kicked off the ACC tournament in dominant fashion against No. 5-seed Pittsburgh, winning 96-69, and the Blue Zone breaks down the contest:

Duke baseball drops back half of midweek pair in low-scoring matchup against Northeastern

(03/09/23 6:28pm)

Entering their midweek matchup, Duke and Northeastern were ranked 10th and 11th in the country in runs scored per game, respectively. But baseball is a mysterious game, and when all was said and done from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Wednesday evening, the two squads had combined to score just three.

5 observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Pittsburgh in ACC tournament quarterfinal

(03/09/23 8:28pm)

GREENSBORO, N.C.—In its postseason debut, No. 4-seed Duke started strong in Thursday afternoon’s ACC tournament quarterfinal against No. 5-seed Pittsburgh. Halfway through, the Blue Devils lead 48-32 at Greensboro Coliseum with a semifinal berth on the line.

PITT STOPPED: Duke men's basketball piles it on to rout Pittsburgh, advance to ACC tournament semifinals

(03/09/23 9:36pm)

GREENSBORO, N.C.—You could have sounded the final buzzer then. With 17:04 left in the game, 7-foot-2 center Dereck Lively II lined up on the wing and hit his second-career three to put Duke up 60-32. If the game was out of control before, that was when it ended. 

Proposed NC bill would require sheriffs to hold suspects for at least 48 hours, cooperate with ICE if immigration status unknown

(03/08/23 1:55pm)

House Bill 10 — the “Require Sheriffs to Cooperate with ICE Act” — has recently advanced to the North Carolina House Rules Committee and could soon see a vote by the state House.