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.
To exclusively value individual achievement and to dismiss the role that support networks and larger structures have played in that achievement breeds narcissism and minimizes harm.
By now, we're all aware that Duke's response to campus sexual assault is inadequate.
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.
This is not the first time we’ve seen the conflation of diseased bodies with political bodies—HIV/AIDS and Ebola were also racialized diseases that resulted in calls for travel bans.
But the world is more complicated than that, and the only reliable way I’ve found to learn about that world is to be more immersed in that world.
While the decision was difficult, Ibrahim stood out for his invaluable experience in the boardroom and powerful embodiment of empathy, accessibility and inclusion.
The even scarier fact of the matter is just how out of touch older people are, particularly when it comes to handling the crisis. I think kids might have trouble taking their demands about health seriously when their generation is confident that fruit medley is a bigger concern to safety than AR-15’s, but I digress.
Ibrahim Butt is the candidate who we believe will best champion the interests of Duke’s rapidly growing tech community.
Ibby presented himself as an authentic, compassionate, courageous leader who will advocate for all students’ needs.