Our last class period, our last Old Duke, our last a cappella rehearsal, our last student performance, our last dreaded walk from Blue Zone, our last LDOC, our last glance at the iconic Chapel, our last… All these final moments have already happened, and I can only look back wishing that I had soaked in each one just a little bit more.
In the age of COVID-19, before you blast someone for their words or actions, remember to empathize with the Blue Devil who’s behind the horns.
What should be established as a low hanging and accessible fruit has been selfishly turned into a high-hanging potential source of disparity.
Graduate workers deserve a safe and productive work environment, and Duke is failing them. Support current graduate workers and urge Duke to meet DGSU’s Fair Contract demands.
It is no longer enough for us to use our privilege to recycle or post something to our Instagram story. The stakes are too high for such passive activism.
A public option would address both of the most crucial challenges in health policy today: guaranteeing that everyone is insured and working within the market to compel private insurance companies to cut costs and improve care, all while not forcing anyone against their will to give up their current health insurance.
Ultimately, the checks and balances of this industry as well as the direction of impact investing will be decided by our generation of students—students who are exploring the meaning of impact investing at DIIG and similar organizations at schools across the nation.
We must demand that the University cut ties with this power-hungry company. If we fail to do so, then we are complicit in Duke Energy's continued havoc on both our environment and our democracy.