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Durham must address the urban heat island effect and equity in its development ordinances

(05/05/23 4:00am)

As of August 2022, extreme heat was the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the US. High summer temperatures can trigger severe heat stress and exhaustion among other serious health issues. This phenomenon is called the “urban heat island effect” (UHI), and it occurs when land cover, vegetation and tree canopy — which cools surrounding areas by providing shade — are sparse compared to heat-absorbing surfaces such as cement and asphalt.

Duke should offer ASL as a language

(05/02/23 4:00am)

On Tuesday evenings, I sit in a classroom with twenty-some students and a librarian. While we chat, the room remains quiet. Our hands say: how are you? Exhausted. (Two clenched fists, releasing outwards with an exhale as the shoulders slump). Last week, a classmate shared that they saw an alligator eat a chihuahua down the street. Jaw drop! They explain: I live in Florida.

Emerging Pedagogies Symposium speaker discusses impacts, limitations of AI in the classroom

(05/01/23 4:00am)

Duke Learning Innovation hosted the “Emerging Pedagogies Symposium: Teaching and Learning in the Age of AI” event last Monday, featuring keynote speaker Ashok Goel, professor of computer science and human-centered computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

The most talented room on campus

(05/01/23 4:00am)

I’ve stayed awake long enough to watch the sunrise three times as a Duke student. Twice, it was because I was pulling an all-nighter to finish a term paper. The third time was after myself and three of my best friends took until 6:16 a.m. to finish editing The Chronicle’s annual men’s basketball supplement. And it was the most beautiful sunrise I’ve ever seen.

No. 16 Duke baseball grabs third-straight ranked series win with weekend triumph at No. 11 Virginia

(05/01/23 1:06am)

On Feb. 28 when Duke took down then-No. 20 Eastern Carolina 9-0, it was a shock to many who predicted the Blue Devils to finish near the bottom of the ACC. However, head coach Chris Pollard said it was a sign that “we can play with anybody in the country.” Now, with its third-straight ranked series win, this time against No. 11 Virginia, No. 16 Duke has established itself as not just capable, but ready to compete for an ACC title.