On Nov. 13, 2018, the Graduate & Professional Student Council passed a Resolution Against Hate & Bias, responding to a string of racist incidents that have targeted black, Latinx, Muslim, and Jewish members of our student body.
On Sunday night, a large, red, swastika was painted over a mural commemorating the lives lost in the Tree of Life shooting. While this event is horrific, it is not surprising. Since the mural went up, I have been holding my breath, waiting.
I want to respond to some recent concerns that have been expressed about the future of the university’s commitment to financial aid with a simple statement: there will be no changes to the financial aid pledges made by Duke University to current undergraduates during your time as Duke students—not to health insurance, not to support for summer programs, not to any of the components that make a Duke education possible for those who could never have considered it so.
Everywhere I go on Duke's campus, I hear a pernicious argument used to justify not voting. It goes something like this: "I don't want to vote unless I'm confident in my knowledge of the candidates and the issues, and since I don't have the time to properly educate myself on those candidates and issues, I don't feel comfortable voting."
Your editorial, “Dissecting Dixie” (10/15/18) offered more than the usual skimpy allure for students to consider issues of class and race in the context of the elite education they are receiving.
While I have no desire to propel division on campus, I believe it is important to understand the facts of who Justice Brett Kavanaugh was in context. I do not dispute the justice’s actions and desire to help women. Logic dictates, however, the character of the justice sober cannot predict his actions while drunk.
A cowardly engraving of a swastika was found on the door of a bathroom stall in the Language building on Duke’s West Campus. Although this might seem inconsequential, this anti-Semitic drawing is in line with a global wave of anti-Semitism that has found its way on to many college campuses.
We've all seen it. The Duke student that goes abroad to a low-resource setting, does something mildly humanitarian for two months, comes back acting like they saved the world, and then posts problematic pictures to prove it.
I am writing you this letter as an alumna of Duke, a proponent of safe universities for women, a classmate and a colleague to highlight the problem of sexual assaults being covered up and blindly allowed on our university campuses across our country.
I find it ironic that the article on Professor Campbell Harvey's bitcoin cryptocurrency prognostication was run while there are still many places in North Carolina without electricity or internet service due to Hurricane Florence.
Regarding the faculty and student protests about changing the name of the Julian Carr building because he was a white supremacist and Klan supporter, if the protesters are standing on principle then they have to also demand the name of Duke University has to be changed back to Trinity.
Dear Editor: If you had asked professors across campus about the “unwritten rules of classroom fashion,” you may have been able to report on the much more important and sinister elements of gender bias in the classroom.