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Under these towering oaks no more

(01/26/24 5:00am)

“We’re gathered here today this afternoon on Abele Quad, the heart of West Campus, under the generous shade of these towering oak trees that seem as old as time.” These eloquent words conjure up a lucid memory in my mind. The unbearable heat of a Durham summer. The ominous threat of storm clouds, ready to unleash a fury of rain, thunder and lightning at any moment.

Q&A with NC Gov. Roy Cooper: Upcoming issues in the 2024 election, state of higher education

(01/25/24 1:20am)

The Chronicle sat down with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to talk about the issues at stake in the upcoming 2024 elections, the state of higher education, the Israel-Hamas war and his thoughts on the upcoming Duke-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men’s basketball rivalry matchup. This conversation has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity:

Proctor, Stewart, No. 12 Duke men's basketball met high expectations in win at Louisville, but questions remain about sustaining them

(01/24/24 4:50pm)

On Tuesday evening in Louisville, Ky., Duke’s starting five featured a preseason All-American, two freshman and two players returning from injury. On the bench sat the team’s 6-foot-5 all-star point guard, a 19-year-old reclassified sophomore with sky-high expectations. 

Nationally-renowned law professor Matthew Waxman discusses long-term implications of Israel-Hamas war

(01/24/24 6:32am)

Matthew Waxman, a law professor at Columbia University and an adjunct senior fellow for Law and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, spoke at Tuesday’s Program in American Grand Strategy event on the long-term implications of the war between Israel and Hamas.

Community stakeholders talk climate investment risk in Office of Climate and Sustainability seminar

(01/24/24 4:04am)

The Office of Climate and Sustainability held the third installment of its investment seminar series Tuesday evening, which focused on questions of climate market potential and the role of mission-driven institutions in responsible investment practices.

We will not wait for the next school shooting

(01/24/24 2:00pm)

Author's Note: We are a collective of 144 student leaders representing 90 student groups across the nation, spanning progressive causes of every kind, and standing in solidarity with gun violence prevention. Today, more than 50 student newspapers are publishing our letter, addressed to students. Our nation is asking for a student-led conversation around gun violence without school shooting as its pretext, a conversation charged with hope rather than with fear. We’re not going to wait for the next school shooting to happen. 

Motivation isn’t enough: Here’s how to achieve your goals

(01/24/24 5:00am)

Here we are at the start of a new semester. As we become reacquainted with our dorm rooms, discover new classrooms and reclaim old routines, it can feel automatic to simply fall back into the mechanism of things. With the new year just begun, many of us have made resolutions — and resolved to actually stick to our resolutions this time.