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OPINION  |  EDITORS NOTE

Editors' Note

What do Duke, the College of the Ozarks and the University of Scranton have in common? They are all listed in the Huffington Post’s list of the most politically apathetic colleges—at the top of...


OPINION  |  EDITORS NOTE

Editor’s note

Last Friday, The Chronicle ran an anonymous column about sexual misconduct titled “Just one in four.” The column made an incorrect correlation from a quote Vice President for Student Affairs Larry...


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Elite anxieties

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently caused a stir when he referred to American universities as “indoctrination mills” and called President Barack Obama a “snob” for encouraging...


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Editors' Note

Mohsen Kadivar, an Ayatollah, dissident and Iranian exile who now teaches at Duke, dedicated his first book to his father. “A humble teacher,” Kadivar calls him, “practicing reason, religiosity,...


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Editors' Note

We finish October wearing masks. Cloaked in cloaks, hair under wigs, eyes canopied by false lashes. Costumed masses will parade Franklin Street, unrecognizable. On Halloween, we experience the...


OPINION  |  EDITORS NOTE

Editors' Note

The weather plans to turn cold tomorrow. By “cold,” we mean forecasts predict a drop to 56-degrees Farenheight in Durham. North Carolina routinely cushions us out of summer, remaining sultry and...