When seven fraternities cut ties with Duke in the wake of recent reforms to rush and selective living—to be later joined by two others—senior Shreyas Gupta wasn’t surprised. But he says there’s “nothing redeemable” about the announcement.
Shreyas Gupta had just started to doze off at 2:45 a.m when a glass bottle smashed through his bedroom window. His first thought was that there had been an explosion. Glass littered his windowsill; shards scattered across his carpet, reflecting moonlight.
Affordable housing experts worry Duke’s decision to restrict fall housing could exacerbate Durham’s housing crisis by encouraging landlords to raise rent and evict low-income tenants as students backed by the wealthy institution and familial capital vie for last-minute living arrangements.
I cannot be satisfied with this decision because millions, likely even billions, of women who have experienced sexual, emotional, or physical violence remain unvalidated. Because the trauma of an assault cannot be reversed by a jury’s ruling.
By now, we're all aware that Duke's response to campus sexual assault is inadequate.
“In all the time I’ve been doing this work, change feels more on the horizon than ever.”