Duke University Honor Council Executive Board is pleased to formally endorse Carlos Diaz for Duke Student Government President.
We, the Young Professionals, cultivate resumes, not characters. We sacrifice nutrition and seek out networks. We spend our four years mastering whatever roles it takes to get through each week. The starving student who is hungry for degrees, not dinner. The daydreamer who thrives off power naps and ambition rather than a proper sleep schedule. The anti-social socialite who overcommits to clubs and events, yet always feels alone.
The Duke Chronicle published a letter to the editor from the Sunrise Movement Durham and signed in solidarity by three Duke professors that called on the Center for the History of Political Economy to cancel a scheduled talk by Bjorn Lomborg. As the Director of the Center and the person who invited Dr. Lomborg to speak, I feel compelled to reply.
And what if the self I’d been living with for the better part of a year and a half, the one without energy, without hobbies, without hope for good things, wasn’t really me?
We must remember that Duke was built on the backs of Black and Brown people and continues to rely on these communities to operate today.
The undersigned call on the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke to end its conflicts of interest by denying platforms to Koch-funded diffusers of misinformation.
I want no part of Gen Z GOP’s vision. They aspire to create a Republican Party that is a respectable rump, its representatives fit to be invited on cable news but not to actually govern in the interests of the American nation.