It was beautiful that I missed Duke this much, that I connected to people enough that I found it wrenching to leave them. I try to focus on this now.
While the university adapts to rapidly changing conditions, Duke has a responsibility to minimize the financial uncertainty for all members of our community and ensure that all individuals have the support and resources to follow appropriate public health measures.
I loved my Duke experience and am a passionate supporter of our great university. However, this decision by the Duke administration is terribly misguided, despite the good intentions behind it.
Even if the positions of the candidates on these issues were truly unknown, Mr. Markis’ conduct would still be inappropriate as it would have primed voters to think about the particular issues deemed salient by Mr. Markis rather than who would make the best overall Young Trustee.
There are many children in the world that literally dream of attending college someday, but many never even get past middle school before they have to start working to help maintain their families.
We are not “only interested in Duke basketball if we are undefeated.” There are several hundreds of students sleeping outside on this crisp thirty-eight-degree night that would be (and have been, trust me) rolling their eyes in response to your letter.
What I’m saying is that the “guilt,” if there is any to be found, lies in many different places.
It is unacceptable to allow human beings to live in the conditions many individuals have described.
The $280,000 we’ve each paid in tuition is clearly insufficient; students must be more appreciative of the opportunities that Duke gives them.
North Carolina’s clean energy future will continue to be shaped by productive and collaborative work between utilities, customers, communities and other stakeholders seeking to bring about real change.
In the fall of 1963, Reuben-Cooke was one of five brave black students who entered the Trinity College of Arts of Sciences.
How can Duke reconcile its mission of preparing students for the future with investment strategies that indicate tacit approval for an industry whose practices directly threaten that future?