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Audrey Wang


Audrey Wang is a Trinity junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 119th volume.



Duke professor files discrimination lawsuit alleging unequal pay, subsequent retaliation

In 2020, Rachel Lance, assistant consulting professor in the department of anesthesiology, was allegedly assigned additional work without an increase in pay by Joseph Mathew, her immediate supervisor and chairman of her department. After initially raising “multiple internal complaints” to several University offices, Lance also began expressing concerns about a potential pay gap between herself and other male colleagues in her department. Lance says that after the complaints were filed, Mathew and other Duke employees created a “hostile work environment” through retaliatory comments and actions, including repeated attempts to pressure Lance into “dropping” her complaints. 

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Cultural affinity spaces to return to bottom floor of Bryan Center, concerns about moves linger

In a May meeting, the Space Advisory Committee, a group of student representatives dedicated to working with administrators to assess space allocation, recommended a move back to the bottom floor, according to an email to The Chronicle from Student Affairs. However, specifics about the move are still unclear, to the confusion of some affinity group leaders.

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NLRB rejects Duke’s challenge against Graduate Students Union, approves petition for official election

Lisa Henderson, regional director for Region 10 of the NLRB, wrote in her decision that the facts of the case have not “changed significantly” since the Region’s initial finding in 2017, when the DGSU held its first unionization drive. In doing so, Henderson rejected the University’s challenge against a 2016 NLRB decision affirming that doctoral candidates were employees with the right to unionize. 

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