Amidst all this labwork, all this collaboration and experimentation, all this frenzy to publish and patent, is anyone asking why, if you students are the ones who have to produce all this new knowledge and solve all these problems, why you have to pay us?
Duke’s Independent Housing reform worked closely with BIG SAD on this project, which was inspired by the frat guys who went to Me Too Monologues in order to use their performative feminism to pick up women.
Valeria has demonstrated an ambitious and expansive vision in which she deeply desires a connection with a diverse range of student groups across campus and proactive initiatives.
I cannot be satisfied with this decision because millions, likely even billions, of women who have experienced sexual, emotional, or physical violence remain unvalidated. Because the trauma of an assault cannot be reversed by a jury’s ruling.
By the class of 2018, English had dropped to the 19th most popular first major, with 21 first majors and 30 total majors.
Alcohol is not an excuse for bad behavior, even though it is often used as such, especially on college campuses. “I was so drunk, I barely remember.” Yeah right, you seriously don’t remember ordering five pounds of boneless spicy barbecue wings and waking up to find 16 missed calls from the Heav Buffs delivery guy.
In tandem with calling out the atrocious behaviors of controversial speakers, we are calling on all members of the Duke community to hold the root of the problem accountable.
Even the more “common” mental health struggles like anxiety and depression are downplayed under the guise of Tumblr-esque self-care treatment methods like bubble baths and tea drinking breaks.
The responsibility of choosing a career path that takes into account the damages caused by it is placed firmly on the shoulders of the individual. Each person has the greatest control over their own decisions, not the system they are forced to make them in.
When we limit the focus of our strategies to reporting, we implicitly blame not only one singular person, but all people who experienced sexual assault and did not report it, for the violence that dwells on our campus. That blame is, on its own, a violence.