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'Jumping for a moving bar': A history of the push for fossil fuel divestment at Duke

Since 2012, students have launched multiple campaigns to push Duke to divest from fossil fuel holdings. Eight years later, the University has not committed to full divestment. Students tell a story about bureaucratic inertia, delay and what they consider a battle for the future of our fragile planet. Administrators, however, argue that divestment would accomplish nothing because Duke’s fossil fuel holdings are very small. Here is a comprehensive history of advocacy for fossil fuel divestment at Duke. 


Students from Duke Kunshan University. Photo taken by Ray Zhu, a DKU student.
FEATURE  |  THE KUNSHAN REPORT

Scattered to the wind

With the students of Duke and Duke Kunshan scattered the world over, there has also arisen the opportunity to find commonalities in unsuspecting places—from waking up at ungodly hours for Zoom discussion groups to gripes about the inconveniences of online assignments, shared experiences do help in creating an almost communal resilience against letting these circumstances affect us.


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From 2 missed checks to Tent 1 for the Duke-UNC game

After a season filled with wind, snow and administrators preventing students from burning benches, Tent 1 will be the first group of 12 students through the doors of Cameron Indoor Stadium when Duke hosts the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Saturday.