As Duke students, it’s incumbent on us to seek new ideas. To do that responsibly, first recognize that there’s nothing noble about compromise for its own sake.
I wonder at my worries over subconscious thoughts of Asian American authors as they write sex scenes.
We will need companions to help us along the way to healing.
I find it incredibly concerning (and consider it a conflict of interest) that there are several board members who have a significant stake in the success of companies that rely on fossil fuels or our consumption of them.
Because of these issues—a writer using The Chronicle to promote an event they were hosting with their organization—the article was removed from The Chronicle’s website.
Take time to find comfort in the communities that have been built and strengthened throughout the year.
We each need different things. We’re operating within different limits and circumstances. We have different values. Those very differences give rise to the immense diversity that has allowed humans to grow and thrive on an individual and collective level.
As it happens, it all worked out in the end in what I’d like to think is a way that was meant to be—and I’m thankful for the hindsight-aided clarity—but the process disillusioned me, early and thoroughly. This is by no means a hot take, but the college admissions process is deeply flawed.
The Duke Administration already feels that we students are too unqualified and biased to select the next Young Trustee by coming together, so let’s prove them wrong by uniting against injustice and unfairness when we see it.
The slate of finalists that we as a committee agreed upon reflect members of the Duke community that are passionate about the institution and committed to serving the university.