Far too often conversations on campus regarding issues of homelessness and poverty take the shape of discussions where universities and its students are viewed as outside observers of the real trials, tribulations and struggles faced by individuals, rather than as key components of their construction.
I’m a Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering. From September 1st, 2018 to August 31st, 2019 I will be paid $33,289.98 as a base stipend. I will also receive an additional $5,000 for the year, bringing my annual salary as a Ph.D. student to $38,289.98.
Last week, we were ecstatic about the unanimous passage of our resolution that called upon administration to directly address the issue of hate and bias on our campus by developing standard policies to address it.
Water availability hasn’t always been a problem for Susya, a Palestinian village in the Israeli-controlled part of the southern West Bank (see the map above).
We are writing regarding a troubling event held Thursday named “The Dialogue Project” hosted by J Street U Duke and Duke Environmental Alliance in conjunction with Arava Institute. We find Arava’s positioning of itself as “neutral” and its emphasis on bringing Palestinians and Israelis to have a dialogue about environmental issues to be intellectually dishonest and inherently violent.
On Sept. 27, I assembled in Duke Chapel with other students, faculty and employees for Founders’ Day Convocation.
This guest column aims to raise points of clarification to help the Duke community better understand and discuss Xinjiang’s “re-education camp” and its implications to DKU’s development as raised in last Friday's Chronicle editorial “Caution for Kunshan.”
The Duke Graduate Students Union was pleased to meet with you this past May to discuss pay issues facing graduate student workers at Duke—namely, a stipend that falls short of the cost of living in Durham; a pay schedule that leaves us without pay for months at a time, including when we first arrive on campus; and continuation fees that make graduating more difficult and that far exceed similar fees at Duke’s peer institutions.
As volunteer advocates at the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), a nonprofit that works with individuals toward goals of financial independence, we often work alongside justice-involved community members (those who have come into contact with any part of the criminal justice system) who routinely confront a society that continues to punish them long after they leave detention in the criminal-legal system.
The confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh marked a new low point in modern American politics. The fault for this can be found on both sides of the aisle, however, it is Kavanaugh’s opponents on the left, with their sanctimonious halo-polishing, who should be particularly ashamed of themselves.
In a column published in the The Chronicle on 24 September 2018 and reprinted on 26 September, Eladio Bobadilla attacked the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University in a completely irresponsible manner.