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Arts & Sciences Council discusses proposal to amend foreign language requirement for students with disabilities

(12/09/22 7:46am)

The Arts & Sciences Council heard a proposal to alter the foreign language requirement for students with disabilities that prevent them from taking language classes on Thursday. It also heard from the Trinity College Office of Technology Services regarding Duke’s shift to Canvas from Sakai.

Separate the art from the artist — a reflection of the ‘cancel culture’

(12/09/22 5:00am)

The question of whether it is possible to dissociate the artist from their work has been debated for a long time. Some people have become famous and have succeeded in their artistic work after positive reviews of their behavior. On the other hand, other well-known actors, musicians, artists or athletes have had their careers hampered by controversies.

The more you know: A look back on Michelle Cooper's career with Duke women's soccer

(12/09/22 6:27pm)

Sophomore Michelle Cooper announced that she would be forgoing her last two years of eligibility—the first Blue Devil soccer star to do so—to pursue her professional career. Yet, throughout her time at Duke, the Clarkston, Mich., native flourished and left her mark on the program—making her a top candidate for the USWNT.  

DSG Senate approves K-Ville tenting policies, hears updates from Mary Pat McMahon on QuadEx, campus space

(12/08/22 7:02am)

Duke Student Government senators heard from Mary Pat McMahon, vice provost and vice president of student affairs, about QuadEx, programs and spaces designed to build community on campus at their Wednesday meeting. They also approved updates to Krzyzewskiville tenting policies.

A crying shame: conceal, don't feel

(12/08/22 5:00am)

As everyone was crafting exciting new year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year, vowing to go to the gym or to learn how to play the piano, I had a different plan in mind: I promised myself that this would be the year that I reduced my crying frequency. I have always been an emotionally expressive person, but crying seemed to induce a crippling weakness that portrayed me as overly histrionical. No longer would I project such a frenzied image to the world. 

After fall housing shortage, Duke says it will have enough on-campus housing for spring

(12/08/22 2:17am)

After facing an on-campus housing shortage during the fall semester, Duke will have enough bed space for all students who apply for spring housing, according to Ali Harrison, senior associate dean for residence life.

Duke experts part of first-ever team to use enzyme replacement to treat Pompe disease in fetus

(12/08/22 1:08am)

Duke experts were part of a team that was the first to ever provide enzyme replacement therapy to a fetus to treat infantile-onset Pompe disease. While untreated infantile-onset Pompe disease patients rarely live past their first year of life, now-17-month-old patient, Ayla Bashir, is eating, drinking and living normally after having received the treatment.

X-Factor: Whitehead must continue to shine defensively as Duke men's basketball takes on Maryland Eastern Shore

(12/08/22 12:16am)

After defeating Iowa at Madison Square Garden to notch its ninth win, Duke returns to play at Cameron Indoor Stadium this weekend. Ahead of the Saturday evening showdown against Maryland Eastern Shore, the Blue Zone checks out a player from each side capable of leading their team to victory:

Fueled by defense, Duke men's basketball's winding nonconference road pays off against Iowa

(12/07/22 2:21pm)

NEW YORK—In the nine days since Duke hit an early-season low in Portland, Ore., against Purdue, life has only sped up for head coach Jon Scheyer and company. Nonconference play has taken the Blue Devils from coast to coast and back again; now, after hitting a new high note against Iowa at Madison Square Garden, they are visibly reaping the rewards of that gauntlet as it comes to a close.

The Duke Symphony Orchestra brings winter symphonies to Baldwin

(12/07/22 6:48am)

At 7:30 p.m, Dec. 7, Duke Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will be hosting their second full concert and fourth show of the year at Baldwin Auditorium. To learn more about the event, The Chronicle interviewed DSO Publicity Chair David King. DSO is a full orchestra with between seventy to eighty members, a string section and smaller wind and bass sections. DSO is composed primarily of undergraduate and graduate students, with some members from the wider Duke community. It is relatively unique in that it is both a social organization and a half-credit class that meets twice a week for practice.