Pilar Kelly is a Trinity junior and an opinion columnist for The Chronicle's 118th volume.
Solutions for real change take sacrifice, reorganization of priorities and hierarchies, and rethinking of our current institutions. And the next global leaders need to have the skills to garner support for these kinds of reforms and set them in motion. We will need to be bold, but not in the way Duke imagines.
There’s nothing worse than hearing “just vote!” after confronting how little progress Congress has made with issues like immigration and gun violence. But voting is, at the very least, a form of harm reduction.
I urge the university to voluntarily recognize DGSU and thus signal a new age in labor relations. Duke has the power to symbolically depart from its part in the story of worker oppression– the beginning of which starts on the same plot of land that graduate students plant their table today.
After a virtual family weekend in 2020, families had the opportunity this year to visit campus and catch a glimpse of student life. And the following week, there was a negligible difference in the number of COVID-19 cases among students due to majority compliance.
In analyzing only the trash and recycling bins, Duke Student Government members found that some 40 to 50% of waste in any given bin is missorted. In other words, almost half of a given recycling bin’s contents from the Bryan Center Plaza should actually be landfilled.
Davis said that she feels so strongly about fighting poverty because she has had to overcome obstacles many Durhamites experience today: food and home insecurity, underemployment and gun violence.
Student volunteers got their hands dirty last week during a waste audit coordinated by Duke Student Government and the Environmental Alliance.
The Class of 2024 started college during the deadliest pandemic in a century. Many of them experienced their first day of college in their childhood bedrooms. With the times turbulent and the future uncertain, they had a beginning of their Duke experience unlike any class of first-years before.