Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, discrimination and violence against Asians and Asian Americans in the United States have increased, fueled by rhetoric like “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan virus” that taps into centuries-long tropes of Asians as disease carriers and invaders. Some students shared concerns about the safety of parents and family at home, and many reflected on the ways that stereotypes about Asians have affected their experiences as Blue Devils.
Cosmos Lyles is not only the founder of Duke staple Cosmic Cantina. He was a triple major at Duke, and he loves to play guitar and invent useful gadgets. As his friend says, "He’s such an original thinker. He always figures out his own way of doing things.”
As a participant in the bSchool (Book School) program of the Creator Institute, Michael Tan wrote and will publish a novel, The Death of Uncertainty.
The Chronicle sat down with Tomasello to discuss his career and the impact his research has for students at Duke.