On March 6, juniors Aneri Tanna and Ashwin Kulshrestha officially started dating. They parted ways for spring break, expecting to be back with one another in a week. It would be months before they saw each other again.
When the Nashville Public Library released a video of a chain-wearing mouse puppet bobbing to a parody of “Ice Ice Baby” to explain their curbside book pickup, Jamie Keesecker’s colleagues wanted him to make something similar for their new contactless reserve system, called library takeout. Keesecker went a step further than parody, and his video became a viral sensation.
I didn’t think I’d be spending the first month of my first year of college quarantined in Chinese hotels, but here I am.
During a time when most groups have had to redefine normal in unconventional and often virtual ways, religious life leaders are continuing to grapple with the question of fostering meaningful community, connection and spiritual faith during a moment marked by isolation and instability. The answer has changed over the course of the pandemic.
At the end of his first year, confused as to what he wanted to do and how college fit into the picture, Josh Farahzad decided that maybe what he really needed was to just scrap the path. Maybe “crazy” could begin now.
Shreyas Gupta had just started to doze off at 2:45 a.m when a glass bottle smashed through his bedroom window. His first thought was that there had been an explosion. Glass littered his windowsill; shards scattered across his carpet, reflecting moonlight.
If you took a stroll on East Campus at the beginning of the semester and happened to find yourself standing in front of Jarvis dorm, you might have noticed the colorful poster hanging from one of the dorm’s second-story windows: “We are bored. Yell up to say hi.”
Affordable housing experts worry Duke’s decision to restrict fall housing could exacerbate Durham’s housing crisis by encouraging landlords to raise rent and evict low-income tenants as students backed by the wealthy institution and familial capital vie for last-minute living arrangements.
“Don’t get me wrong: The classes are pretty fun, and she explains concepts well. But the exams are the priority, y’know?”
On July 1, Al Bloom took office as executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University. The Chronicle reached out to the DKU community to gather questions for the university’s newly inaugurated administrator and caught up virtually with Bloom to talk about his new position.
Denis Simon, Duke Kunshan University's former executive vice chancellor, came to DKU in August 2015 and has been intimately involved in all aspects of the venture.
Protests against racism and police brutality flooded the country after the May 25 killing of George Floyd, and Duke students joined in. They made signs, led chants, crafted speeches and ran from tear gas.
How do you calculate the speed of sound in your bedroom? How do you measure your mental rotation skills with your computer? Can you identify genetic traits at home?
Administrators from Duke Kunshan University are preparing to resume in-person instruction at the Kunshan campus this fall, according to a Monday email to students from DKU leadership.