I urge the university to voluntarily recognize DGSU and thus signal a new age in labor relations. Duke has the power to symbolically depart from its part in the story of worker oppression– the beginning of which starts on the same plot of land that graduate students plant their table today.
Our campus – and all campuses – should have ways of connecting with others that are actually pleasant to use.
The Duke Today article is a quintessential example of the institution’s infantilization of students, antagonism towards advocates, dismissal of constructive criticism, and to be frank, perpetuation of patriarchal defenses.
The thing about being constantly forced to confront your lack of a permanent residence is that you’re also forced to reconcile with the fact that you’re not as important to the trajectory of others as you might think. Life goes on regardless of if you’re there or not.
As one of only several North Carolina universities where the majority of the student body does not originate from within the state, Duke holds a unique position to contribute thousands of young, diverse voters to the electorate.
I’ve come to the opinion that most things socially—obviously done in moderation and safely—can be a healthy break from the rigors and stresses of being a college student. This is almost embarrassingly banal, but it’s taken me a long time to get to this point.
“What if we made mobile orders into NFTs?”