Considering the university’s long, profitable history of entanglement with the tobacco industry, why should we see Duke’s leaders as trustworthy defenders of public health?
For some of us, convincing those closest to us might be harder than donating money and protesting. But if we cannot convince our parents, no one can.
While these small businesses wait and ponder their next steps, we should all consider what flash of hope we might be able to provide to the people who run them.
In coming to terms with my own hypocrisy, I realized that I am a living, breathing example of why it is so difficult for Duke students to have vulnerable conversations about mental health.
Duke should encourage students to explore opportunities not provided by the university, and not go out of their way to isolate students who want to diversify their background.
Duke was a leader in making pass/fail grading widely available during this crisis. That should just be the start of reevaluating how we grade.
“I just think part-timers should get the same type of benefit(s) as full-timers since we do the same work as them, you know?” Angel said.
I minored in political science, and it’s a subject I’ve been heavily involved with, but all those political science classes and grand strategy talks hardly take into consideration the lives of ordinary people.