When Duke students learned that classes were moving online, many were on spring break trips with friends or lounging in their childhood homes. But senior Peter Sun was spending nine-hour days working on the largest volunteer-run COVID-19 case tracker in the United States.
FIR and their families live in first-year residence halls to encourage interaction between students and faculty outside the classroom. They host events to bring residents together, something increasingly difficult to achieve in the wake of Duke’s coronavirus response as all students have moved out of East Campus residence halls.
Winston, a pug belonging to a Chapel Hill family participating in a Duke research study, tested positive for COVID-19. He may be the first dog in the United States to test positive.
The CARES Act, intended to address the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, allocated around $14 billion directly to higher education. Duke joined several other top private universities in rejecting the $6.7 million it would have received.
Blue Devils will be studying, conducting research and more throughout the world next year, with a little help from the State Department.
The Duke Student Government Judiciary ruled on five cases related to Spring 2020's student elections. A Judiciary report notes that the branch saw the highest number of petitions of any election cycle since it was founded in 2009.
A Duke Student Government Judiciary report harshly criticized DSG for a variety of perceived failings in the spring's student elections. The investigation that produced the report found that DSG officials “repeatedly neglected” to follow DSG’s Constitution and bylaws during the elections.
After initially announcing that student belongings would either be stored for the summer or shipped home, Duke is now giving students the option to come back to campus and clear out their rooms in June.
The Chronicle compiled some of the resources that Duke offers to support first-generation and low-income students on campus.
International undergraduate students in the Class of 2024 who can’t enter the United States because of travel restrictions have the option of spending the Fall semester at Duke Kunshan University.
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As with many aspects of life at Duke, wealth disparities play a role in shaping students’ experiences in the arts and humanities.
Duke has expanded financial aid in recent years, and faculty and students continue to work to make the University more accessible. But some students say institutional barriers, including bureaucracy and a lack of public spaces for dialogue, make that work difficult.
Students would usually crowd Abele Quad on the last day of classes, celebrating and preparing for the annual LDOC concert. This year, with classes moved online and few students still on campus, the quad was quiet.
Two Friends, turtles and the letter "C" made an appearance at online last day of classes celebrations.
The Chronicle conducted an informal survey of 57 participants, where students answered questions about their monthly personal spending, the source of their spending money and what they spent it on.
Ready to resume and de-Zoom? As students wait for a return to in-person classes, Mark McClellan, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cautioned that Duke must put innovative safety measures in place before reopening.
Dan Ariely, renowned for his work in behavioral economics, has turned his attention to the coronavirus.
Duke will expand staffing in “areas of greatest need,” like health clinics and research laboratories, beginning as early as next week.