Mandatory attendance policies may be well-intentioned, but they rely on the natural distrust of the student, the ableism-coded “laziness” of the individual.
Duke University will be judged by current and future generations in the ways we decide to implement concrete, measurable, and forward thinking goals to ensure that our actions are as bold as our words.
Until Duke pledges to total [fossil fuel] divestment, the Climate Commitment will remain a statement of utter hypocrisy.
One of my favorite professors, Dr. Malone, once asked me, “Are you a stat, or a story?”
Duke University and the Global Education Office (GEO) should offer more diverse study abroad programs in Latin America and the Caribbean to better reflect the Latinx/Latine student body instead of overemphasizing Spain.
I find it incredibly concerning (and consider it a conflict of interest) that there are several board members who have a significant stake in the success of companies that rely on fossil fuels or our consumption of them.
We will need companions to help us along the way to healing.