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Test tubes for Duke's self-administered COVID-19 surveillance tests.
NEWS  |  HEALTH SCIENCE

Duke, UNC study finds little evidence virus cases at NC universities spread beyond schools

Colleges’ decisions to reopen this fall have raised concerns that outbreaks on campus could lead to COVID-19 spreading in college towns. However, a recent geospatial analysis by researchers at Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found little evidence that student cases of COVID-19 at a sample of North Carolina universities had spilled over into the wider community. 


 
NEWS  |  UNIVERSITY

Q&A: President Vincent Price on leading Duke through a pandemic, University's anti-racist mission

Vincent Price took office in 2017 as Duke’s 10th president. Less than three years into his tenure, it fell to him to lead the University through a global pandemic. In The Chronicle’s most extensive interview with Price since the pandemic began, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Griffin asked the University’s president about leading Duke in a crisis, Duke’s anti-racist mission, community concerns, the upcoming spring semester and more. 


NEWS  |  UNIVERSITY

Queeristan event series creates a space for queer Muslims at Duke

Ever since becoming student development coordinator at the Center for Muslim Life in April 2019, Maryam Arain, alongside Director and Chaplain Joshua Salaam, has striven to reach out to marginalized Muslim students. However, after the onset of COVID-19, it became difficult to reach out to queer members of the community because it was harder to have organic interactions.