Blue Devils United, Mi Gente, The Duke University Asian Students Association, The Asian American Alliance, The Duke Muslim Students’ Association, Duke Voices for Interfaith Action, and Women’s Housing Option are in solidarity with student efforts to stop the relocation of the Women’s Center.
To The Editor: I was surprised and dismayed to learn from a 4/20/16 op-ed in the Chronicle that formal misconduct proceedings have commenced for the nine students who occupied Allen Building for several days in early April.
To the Editor: Some of you may have seen an alarming article published in today's Chronicle (April 18, 2016), stating that the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) has lost its funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). I write now to assure you that the article has unintentionally created a wrong impression.
This piece adds another important voice to the chorus of voices across higher education in the United States reflecting critically on the civic engagement movement and on the strengths and challenges of DukeEngage and programs like it.
The Duke Muslim Students Association (MSA) stands in solidarity with Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity (DSWS) in their occupation of the Allen building.
Since Duke’s integration, marginalized students and employees have fought tirelessly for an end to the oppressive environment Duke perpetuates.
We, students affiliated with the Women’s Center of Duke University, stand in solidarity with Duke University workers and the demands made to the administration not only in light of the recent violence from Tallman Trask, but in light of the violence historically faced by brown and black workers. We refuse to be silent in times of discrimination and abuse of power.
We, the Duke Open Campus Coalition, stand in solidarity with the nine students staging a sit-in in the Allen Building.
Blue Devils United fully supports the nine student occupiers in the Allen building today. We admire their courage as they attempt to serve as a catalyst for justice and confront racism within the university's employment system.