Move-in this fall will not be marked by friend groups reuniting in crowded hallways or whole families unpacking together.
The student government passed resolutions calling for changes to fall grading policy and the fall academic calendar amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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As the fall semester begins amid the coronavirus pandemic, members of the Duke community will have to agree to the Duke Compact, the text of which is included in a Monday evening news release. The agreement includes commitments to wear a mask in public and participate in COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and self-reporting of symptoms.
The Chronicle will print one day per week starting this academic year. The decision to move away from printing twice weekly—as The Chronicle has done since the 2018-19 academic year—is part of the newspaper’s focus on digital offerings as it enters its 116th volume.
After Duke walked back reopening plans, some upperclassmen were left with mere weeks to compete with other students for an apartment, sign a lease, pack up their belongings and move—all during a pandemic.
While Duke students are currently petitioning for the reduction of fall 2020 tuition and housing, two class action lawsuits for the repayment of spring 2020 costs have been voluntarily dismissed.
From daily symptom monitoring to isolation procedures, Duke is implementing testing, tracing and quarantine to combat the spread of the coronavirus on campus this fall.
Juniors and seniors have until Friday, July 31 to apply to live on campus for the Fall semester, after Duke announced Sunday that it was scaling back its reopening plans. There are limited housing spaces available, according to the Keep Learning website, and requests for housing will be approved for those students whose “academic progress and personal well being significantly depend on being in Duke-provided housing.”
New U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidance bars newly enrolled international students from entering the United States for the Fall semester if they take only online classes.
As Duke prepares for a year unlike any before, undergraduates still have to register for Fall classes before the semester starts Aug. 17.
Duke is limiting on-campus Fall housing to first-years, sophomores and students with special circumstances in a step back from its original reopening plan.
Duke has purchased the Cambria Hotel Durham, a recently renovated 148-room, two-building hotel surrounded by the Duke University Medical Center, according to the Triangle Business Journal. Duke renamed the hotel to The Lodge at Duke Medical Center, and it joins the JB Duke Hotel and the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club as Duke-owned lodging.
Duke professors are studying and identifying ways to mitigate the disproportionate spread of COVID-19 in Durham’s Latinx community.
The Duke Black Coalition Against Policing's demands propose a three-part approach for Duke to sever “its ties to all systems predicated on policing and imprisonment,” including greater transparency, divestment from any ties to the “military and prison-industrial complex” and a plan to abolish the Duke University Police Department.
Federal judge Allison D. Burroughs announced that they would rescind the policy in a Tuesday hearing regarding a lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against the ruling, The Harvard Crimson reported.
The brief, filed Sunday, also features signatures from universities such as Stanford, Vanderbilt and the seven Ivy Leagues other than Harvard. It notes that these institutions’ international students “have helped make American higher education the envy of the world.”
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and stay-at-home orders continue, some students have found creative ways to make use of their time at home, from recording a podcast to reaching internet fame.
International students, already dealing with travel restrictions and an unusual upcoming semester amid a pandemic, now face the prospect of losing their visa status and ability to stay in the country if they don’t take in-person classes.