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Selective living groups Cooper House and Wayne Manor were formerly housed in Crowell Quad. All SLG housing was moved to Edens Quad for the 2021-22 academic year.

‘Going in blind’: Non-Greek selective living groups plan for fall rush, despite unclear guidance from Duke

Amid heightening COVID-19 restrictions and stricter mask mandates, many non-Greek selective living groups have had to reimagine their rush processes to comply with Duke’s safety standards. While some say they have yet to receive direct guidance from Duke, SLG leaders are doing their best to interpret the University's school-wide guidelines.


‘This isn’t March 2020 anymore’: Parents express frustration with Duke’s new COVID-19 guidelines

Many parents are not happy with Duke’s new COVID-19 guidelines, with some even considering pulling their children from the University. Some parents are demanding that their kids deserve a normal college experience. Others question Duke’s decision to host large orientation events. And others have concerns “about anything that degrades the quality of the education and the experience that our children are getting.” 

For Dawna Jones, being director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture will allow her to focus on celebration rather than crisis.

‘The right time and the right place’: Meet Dawna Jones, new director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

“My big goal is meeting people and understanding what Duke students are looking for out of the Mary Lou Center, and also building relationships with the community. My understanding is that we have an abundance of joy and Black excellence here on campus and that hasn’t necessarily filtered into how we relate to the surrounding community here in Durham.”