The Duke Catholic Center (DCC) has a history of marginalizing Black students, failing to uphold its mission to create a welcoming community grounded in social justice.
We ask the Duke administration to take additional steps to secure and protect the voting rights of every member of the Duke community.
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We will hold up our end of the compact. Will the university’s leadership hold up theirs?
Just as the auto industry of the 1960s resisted making safety improvements such as seat belts, but eventually was instrumental in developing technologies to improve auto safety, so must tobacco companies now play an active role in developing technologies that reduce the harms of cigarette smoking.
It feels nearly impossible to find a sense of belonging in a place that negatively highlights your differences and denies your entry.
Black undergraduate students at Duke continue to grieve alongside many members of the Black community nationwide over the losses of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Sean Reed, George Floyd, and the countless other victims of racially charged violence against Black people in America.
At The Chronicle, I wanted to grow up to be like Karen: a badass journalist, writer, partner, parent and mentor.
Karen was a loyal member of our neighborhood book club, whose fellow readers remembered Karen on May 25, appropriately, Memorial Day.
It is hard to imagine how anyone could offer better leadership to any organization at Duke than Karen Blumenthal provided for The Chronicle during the past few decades.
Karen seemed like everything a journalist should be, and I wanted to be like her, except for her disturbing love of the Dallas Cowboys.
That was quintessential Karen—she was ready and willing to give support and guidance, but she wasn’t going to be all delicate about it.