Young people can help change a system that perpetuates racial inequality by donating or protesting—and heading to the polls. That was just one of the messages given by a panel of four Duke faculty in a Tuesday media conference, as protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, continued across the country.
Duke has canceled all undergraduate study away programs for the Fall 2020 semester, citing health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The academic year saw a decrease in crime-related DukeALERTs, with the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years having three each. DukeALERTs are sent at the discretion of the University in emergency situations and are not issued for all on-campus crimes.
Duke has announced steps to address the impact of racism on campus, including revising the undergraduate community standard to create a “more concrete” protocol for responses to hate and bias incidences.
President Vincent Price updated the Duke community on planning for the upcoming academic year in a Friday message to students and families. Current plans include starting the Fall semester early and the Spring semester late; offering in-person, hybrid and remote courses; and implementing new guidelines for on-campus living.
A student has filed a class action lawsuit against Duke, alleging that the University “financially damaged” students by switching to remote learning without refunding tuition and student fees.
A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has filed a class action lawsuit against Duke, alleging an illegal agreement between Duke and UNC to suppress competition over faculty.
As Duke faces the challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, two task forces of administrators and academic leaders are guiding the planning process. Team 2021 is focused on campus operations in the near future, with an emphasis on the upcoming academic year, while Team 2030 is focused on longer-term planning for the financial challenges of the pandemic.
Instead of seeing cancellations as a loss, seniors Mary Gooneratne and Luke Truitt saw an opportunity to help their peers.
After distributing nearly $22,000 in aid to members of the Duke community, the students behind Duke Mutual Aid are currently restructuring their model, according to sophomore Lily Levin, one of the students leading the effort.
"Students will be returning" to campus for the Fall semester, with details—including how many will return, what the calendar will be and what the return looks like—to be announced by the end of June, Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, wrote in a Thursday email to The Chronicle.
Karen Blumenthal, Trinity ‘81 and former Chronicle editor-in-chief, died Monday at the age of 61.
"Know My Name: A Memoir," by Chanel Miller, was announced in a May 5 news release as this year’s Common Experience pick.
Each Duke dorm room comes with a bed frame, a mattress, drawers, a desk and a chair. Only God knows what else ends up in there. Soon, professional movers will too.
As the Duke Student Assistance Fund begins its second round of funding, students who have received assistance are grateful for the support.
In-person pre-orientation programs have been canceled for August, though they could happen later in the year.
The coronavirus pandemic has illuminated a dual system of rights for food service workers doing similar work on Duke’s campus.
The words “F*** Rona” were found written at the top of a mural in the Levine Science Research Center last Thursday, an act of vandalism that Toddi Steelman, Stanback dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, said appears to target the Asian community at Duke.