As the year draws to a close, we’ve asked members of the Duke community to send in their photos and videos from a year like no other in Duke’s history. We hope that this compilation shows you the diversity of experience that Blue Devils had, and at the same time the common elements we share. Regardless of where we were, we were all part of life at Duke.
Duke’s positive COVID-19 tests for the week of April 12 to April 18 dipped after a slight increase last week, according to data posted Tuesday on Duke’s COVID-19 tracker.
Students had received more than 9,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by April 12, with Duke alone administering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to more than 1,800 students, according to Vice President of Administration Kyle Cavanaugh.
Duke service workers delivered a petition to Duke this month demanding hazard pay, back pay and more transparent communication from management about COVID-19 details and protocol.
Several other colleges have adopted policies similar to Duke’s fall vaccination requirement.
As coronavirus vaccines become widely accessible for the Duke community, juniors Anne Crabill and Ishaan Kumar are teaching a topical house course that explores the politics, history and societal implications of immunizations.
Throughout the spring semester, Duke has issued 187 COVID related sanctions to students that could be included on their disciplinary record and 11 student hearings for alleged flagrant violations of the Duke Compact, administrators wrote in a Thursday email to undergraduates.
Marketplace and Trinity Café closed down March 27, after several Marketplace dining staff tested positive for COVID-19. The two eateries reopened on April 12. Julia Anderson, who has worked at Marketplace for 36 years, said she spent the time relaxing and wrapping her head around the COVID-19 outbreak.
After decreasing for three weeks, Duke’s positive COVID-19 cases ticked upward this week, according to data posted Tuesday on Duke’s COVID-19 tracker.
“I don’t feel the point of it sometimes,” first-year Emily Miller said. “Doing 13 straight weeks of school, you never have a moment to take a breath.”
All students will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before they can enroll for the fall semester, President Vincent Price announced Friday.
The Class of 2024 started college during the deadliest pandemic in a century. Many of them experienced their first day of college in their childhood bedrooms. With the times turbulent and the future uncertain, they had a beginning of their Duke experience unlike any class of first-years before.
Duke’s transition to virtual courses over the past year has been marked by a spike in academic misconduct cases across several departments. Some professors think that reducing student stress is essential for reversing the trend.
Duke’s positive COVID-19 tests have decreased for three weeks in a row since a stay-in-place order was imposed on all undergraduates.
Legal aid organizations have stepped in to help tenants fight eviction, and tenants have come together in collective grassroots organizing.
At least three coronavirus variants have been identified in positive Duke-administered tests since the start of the semester. Who are Duke’s variant hunters, and how do they identify different versions of the virus?
Daniel Ennis is Duke’s new executive vice president, taking over from Tallman Trask. The Chronicle spoke to Ennis about his past experience at Johns Hopkins University, his decision to come to Duke and his goals for his new role.
As Duke’s commencement approaches—with more students invited than initially planned—the University’s peer institutions are taking a variety of approaches to their graduation ceremonies.