Of the 3697 courses on the course request list only six focus on Durham, and it is my belief that if a class on Durham’s culture were mandatory, students would start to view Durham, not campus, as home.
It certainly didn’t feel like home to me during my orientation week.
My name is Quinn Smith, I am a member of the Chickasaw tribe of Oklahoma, born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The harmful impact of those assaults is often both life altering and life long.
“I have not seen any other peer institutions offer such a robust outreach and program to assure LGBTQIA+ prospective students feel welcome.”
This part of environmental science is ugly.
It cannot be overstated that Duke voluntarily co-branding itself with Chick-fil-A undermines its moral standing by silently affirming Chick-fil-A and its very public support of hate groups.
In a great university that rightly prizes diversity and that purportedly has its pick over a broad and crowded spectrum of qualified students, shouldn't there be a decent showing at events such as the Bach concert?
White supremacy need not be noisy, and its essence is the quiet default that white America is the ideal, making everyone else “other” who must strive to belong.
The Chronicle, along with The New York Times and other major news outlets, has reported on the United Methodist Church (UMC)’s vote during a February 26th special session of the General Conference to tighten its ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-gender marriage.
In a recent article in the Chronicle, the results of a survey given to Duke undergraduates in 2018 showed that almost 48 percent of women respondents at Duke were sexually assaulted, a number which does not include coerced sexual contact and sexual harassment.
Let’s cut the crap: I don’t know a thing about trains and you probably don’t either, but I’ll be damned if the prospect of a luscious locomotive cruising through Durham’s downtown doesn’t get me hot under the collar.
We are Jews—members of synagogues, Jewish Life at Duke attendees and secular folks alike—and many of us are members of the Duke community.
We, the undersigned Duke organizations, faculty, staff and alumni, appreciate that Duke University has worked with GoTriangle to discuss its concerns regarding the Durham-Orange Light Rail transit project (DOLRT).
Centuries from now, history will likely associate 2018 with the birth of the first genome-edited babies. This event, disclosed in November by Dr. He Jiankui from China, dragged humanity further into a murky ethical quagmire surrounding human embryonic germline editing.
I submit this statement as the Director of the new Asian American Studies Program and as a representative of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. I also submit this statement as an alumna of Trinity and a former student activist with a mandate from our current students, in the wake of the discriminatory biostatistics incident, to call Duke’s faculty and Duke’s leadership to action.