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Emily Yagoda aims to ‘connect, empower and transform’ in bid for DSG president

(03/26/24 1:00am)

Running on the platform “connect, empower and transform,” Duke Student Government presidential candidate Emily Yagoda hopes to amplify diverse student voices on campus, facilitate collaboration with student groups and promote open communication. 

Akhilesh Shivaramakrishnan advocates for accessibility to DSG in executive vice president platform

(03/26/24 12:32am)

Akhilesh Shivaramakrishnan, the sole candidate for Duke Student Government executive vice president, aims to improve DSG’s internal structure and build stronger ties with first-year students, student groups and the Durham community.

Teddy Hur prioritizing FGLI students, building social life on campus in campaign for DSG president

(03/26/24 12:30am)

Duke Student Government presidential candidate Teddy Hur, a junior, hopes to expand the resources offered to first-generation, low-income students, reinvigorate the on-campus social scene and make changes to how DSG operates. 

Sportswrap: Women's basketball upsets Ohio State, men's basketball downs James Madison to book spots in Sweet 16

(03/25/24 9:35pm)

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 March 18-24:

No. 3 Duke softball splits opening 2 games of Louisville series, wins third behind Vega's milestone day at the plate

(03/25/24 9:29pm)

Duke traveled down to Louisville, Ky., Friday for a three-game ACC series against the Cardinals. It entered the weekend confident, only a week after ending its 21-game winning streak. But after a tough one-run performance Saturday, the third-ranked Blue Devils reignited offensively for a 5-3 win against the Cardinals Sunday afternoon, winning the series. 

Duke fencing closes season 10th at NCAA Championships as Marakov takes home bronze

(03/25/24 7:26pm)

It’s the semifinals of men’s epee, played on a single strip in the center of French Field House — figuratively and literally the biggest stage in collegiate fencing. Junior Allen Marakov launches an inspired comeback mid-bout to score three points in a row against Notre Dame’s Jonathan Hamilton-Meikle. Between each point, Marakov’s teammates yell “come on Allen!” from the stands. 

No. 23 Duke women's tennis earns 2 hard-fought wins on the weekend against Wake Forest and No. 14 NC State

(03/31/24 3:38pm)

The 23rd-ranked Blue Devils collected two momentum-building wins this weekend as they defeated No. 31 Wake Forest and No. 14 N.C. State. Despite dropping the doubles point in both matches, Duke rallied to defeat the Demon Deacons 4-1 and the Wolfpack 4-3. Sophomore Katie Codd broke the 3-3 tie to clinch the victory in the latter match, winning in a 7-6, 7-5 nail-biter. 

Duke Asian Students Association endorses Heather Raslan for DSG president

(03/25/24 3:25pm)

The Duke Asian Students Association is excited to see three accomplished candidates who contribute unique strengths for the DSG Presidency this year. After reviewing each candidate’s platforms, watching the Presidential Debate, and meeting all candidates who reached out to ASA, we have chosen to endorse Heather Raslan for DSG President. This decision comes after careful deliberation — while all candidates have shown clear passion for how they can best serve the undergraduate student body, ASA believes that Heather has the most promising and thoughtful platform for the next academic year.

Championship-level basketball requires communication and closeness. In win against James Madison, Duke had it all

(03/25/24 3:42pm)

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—In the Barclays Center locker room, while student managers packed bags and media teams shouted over one another, Jeremy Roach and Tyrese Proctor were laughing at a joke nobody else in the room was getting. Cackling, they both fell into their chairs and tried to regain seriousness for the cameras.

Society of Women Engineers endorses Emily Yagoda for DSG president

(03/25/24 2:54pm)

After careful deliberation, the Society of Women Engineers proudly announces its official endorsement of Emily Yagoda for DSG presidency for the 2024-2025 academic year. We firmly believe that her pillars of Connect, Empower, and Transform closely resonate with our organization’s pillars and vision for the Duke community. Emily has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fostering opportunities and support for female-identifying engineers within both industry settings and our community.

Duke baseball falters in opening two games of N.C. State series before mercy-rule win in third

(03/25/24 2:25pm)

RALEIGH—Those watching March Madness have seen all weekend how quickly a team can go on a run and completely change the momentum of a game. Basketball is not the only sport that follows this pattern, though, as Duke baseball witnessed the influence of momentum firsthand in its weekend series against N.C. State.

'Kept their belief': Duke women's basketball's season of growth bears ultimate fruit in test against Ohio State

(03/25/24 5:22am)

COLUMBUS, Ohio—At the end of the first quarter, it felt like the game between No. 7-seed Duke and second-seed Ohio State was already over. The Blue Devils had failed to make a field goal since the 8:05 mark in the period, and Duke was down 20-10. The Buckeye press was suffocating, and former Blue Devil Celeste Taylor was already causing problems on both ends of the floor. 

Redefining health support at Duke: A call for STINF policy reform

(03/25/24 12:54pm)

At Duke, the current policy governing Short-Term Illness Notifications (STINFs) offers a scant three days per semester for student absences due to illness without the need for medical documentation. While this policy might seem compassionate at first glance, its limitations quickly become apparent, especially when facing the unpredictable nature of health challenges. I believe it's time for Duke to critically reassess and significantly expand the STINF policy. By doing so, we can move towards a more inclusive, supportive and health-conscious academic framework that better addresses the diverse needs of our student body.