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'An important step, but we have a lot more work to do': Students, staff reflect on inclusive language and pronouns at Duke

During a largely virtual school year, Duke has moved towards normalizing inclusive language and pronouns for transgender and gender non-conforming members of the Duke community. One recent change allows students to choose their own pronouns in the new version of DukeHub. Additionally, customizable Zoom titles and email signatures have made it easier to learn someone’s pronouns.


Duke's campus culture soon will not be the same.
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Seven fraternities disaffiliate from Duke IFC

The fraternities’ decisions to sever official links to the University come after administrators ended the recruitment of first years by Greek and non-Greek selective living groups. The mass exodus marks a permanent and dramatic change to Duke’s on-campus culture.  


 Kenna Tasissa, who died unexpectedly Jan. 21, was a sociology major in the Class of 2021 from Cary, N.C. Friends and family remember her for her inquisitive mind, compassion for others and profound empathy.
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'Loyal, hardworking and honest': Friends and family remember Kenna Tasissa for compassion, inquisitive mind

Kenna Tasissa, who died unexpectedly Jan. 21, was a sociology major in the Class of 2021 from Cary, North Carolina. She was enrolled in the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in the Program in Education at Duke and hoped to become a high school social studies teacher after graduation. Tasissa was also working to earn a certificate in markets and management.