I’ve only been here for two months, but I’m already excited to see what the next Duke Difference moment will be. Because that phrase, to me, is what makes this place special. What makes this place a home.
You had a diploma in your hand And a cap on your head. You applied to Big Three But went boutique instead.
Of course, Duke is overwhelmingly left-wing, both in terms of student and faculty, but this is not uncommon at an elite institution. What is important is that, relative to those other schools, Duke does a pretty decent job at permitting and encouraging heterodox opinions, across the board.
After this wild-goose chase for information, I came to the conclusion that on campus, abortion coverage under the SMIP is not a topic that is well-known, well-investigated, or well-publicized.
It is misguided and counterproductive to ban vaping because it is an important, less harmful alternative to combustible cigarettes for addicted smokers who cannot quit.
Without this labor, universities would not be able to function. This decision lets the university profit from our labor while denying us our rights as workers.
In short, it's been a fall full of hot takes and rich discourse.
It’s a notable omission given that one of Price's goals is to “give recognition to those individuals whose labor was the foundation of the wealth that created Duke University and whose hands built our campus.” How can the Commission’s membership fail to include representatives of the very people they are trying to “recognize?”