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The case for adding a Middle East and North African Studies pathway to the AMES major

(03/06/24 5:00am)

Duke’s AMES (Asian and Middle East) department is broken. Our university has neglected a major providing a catch-all for over 60% of the world’s population, multiple continents and countless ethnicities — all in the name of what? Censorship concerns? Funding constraints? Fear of ___ (please, admin, fill in the blank)?

Pro-Israel groups display Israeli flags commemorating Oct. 7 deaths, pro-Palestinian students stage protest

(03/05/24 3:21am)

A pro-Israel coalition of Duke students and other supporters organized a display Monday, setting up 1,200 Israeli flags on Abele Quad to memorialize the lives lost in the Hamas-led Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel. Several pro-Palestinian students quickly mobilized a protest, decrying what they termed “Israel’s genocide.”

Mixed reviews: Students talk proposed Trinity curriculum

(03/05/24 1:45am)

At its January meeting, the Trinity Curriculum Development Committee presented Arts & Sciences Council with the first draft of the new Trinity curriculum proposal. The Chronicle spoke with students about the new proposal, many of whom had mixed reactions about the proposal’s overhaul of first-year requirements and emphasis on the humanities:

5 observations from No. 9 Duke men's basketball's first half against NC State

(03/05/24 12:52am)

RALEIGH—The ninth-ranked Blue Devils made the short trip across the Research Triangle Monday night for a date with N.C. State, looking to end its conference road schedule with a win. Things haven’t proven to be so easy through 20 minutes here at PNC Arena, though, with Duke leading the Wolfpack 33-30 heading into the locker room:

A love letter to our cool, queer universe

(03/07/24 5:00am)

When you learned physics in high school, you probably learned classical physics — a system of calculus-based relations and rules that are used to model several real-world situations, such as collisions, friction, circuits and the dreaded block on an inclined plane. Perhaps you fell in love with the subject for its ability to deeply and elegantly explain the natural world and chose to continue studying the field — be it academically or on your own time.

Pink tarps, spray paint and pinatas: A walk through K-Ville during the 2024 Duke men's basketball tenting season

(03/06/24 5:37am)

Between the months of January and March every year, two patches of grass in Duke’s athletic quarter fill up with tents occupied by undergraduate students camping out for tickets to the men’s basketball game against hated rival North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Sportswrap: Men's basketball grabs pair of 25-point wins, women's basketball narrowly falls at North Carolina

(03/04/24 8:30pm)

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 Feb. 26-March 2:

No. 12 Duke baseball drops its first game, but takes series against Akron on Santucci master class

(03/04/24 4:50pm)

The college baseball season is extremely long, and seeing mid-major schools take a game from top-ranked teams is relatively common. The best teams, though, are always able to flush such losses and move forward, not letting the upset hinder the remainder of the weekend. The Blue Devils did just that against Akron.