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Duke announces pick for administrator overseeing identity and cultural spaces, Greek life, among other areas

Washington University of St. Louis’ Shruti Desai is joining Duke as an associate vice president. Desai will step into her new role March 15, replacing Zoila Airall as associate vice president of student affairs for campus life, according to an announcement by Mary Pat McMahon, vice provost and vice president for student affairs.

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How Biden's proposed education policies could affect Duke, other colleges and universities

When Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president, college students across the country can expect the potential of sweeping changes to a number of higher education policies. On the campaign trail, Biden has advocated for policy changes on issues such as alleviating the burden of student debt, making higher education more affordable and accessible, and repealing many of the current Department of Education’s rule changes.


Survivors of Greensboro Massacre recall its impact, their paths to activism

Survivors of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre spoke about their experiences at Duke as inspiration for their activism during a Tuesday event hosted by the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine. Rosalyn Pelles, former executive director of the North Carolina NAACP, moderated the talk, titled “Remembering a 1979 Moral Moment: Medical Activists, Racial Justice and Confronting the KKK”.