Equal pay is good economic policy

Jonathan Zhao’s editorial in the Duke Chronicle seems to have already spurred some discussion on the topic of equal pay for women; if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend you do so right now. Try to contain your incredulity at the title and some of the phrases (“the less productive gender”). The truth about fair payContinue reading “Equal pay is good economic policy”

Duke students concerned about corporate influence in politics should support Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill is a long-time educator (high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, and professor of education at NC State) who is running for re-election for Wake County Board of Elections this November 8th. What hangs in the balance? The fate of 143,289 students. In 2009, multimillionaire retailer Art Pope and the infamous Civitas Action (hisContinue reading “Duke students concerned about corporate influence in politics should support Kevin Hill”

Do you want guns in Shooters II?

Do you want guns in Shooters II?  How about on campus? Comment to non-Duke readers:” Shooters” refers to a club, popular amongst Duke students, of Karen Owen and Tucker Max fame.  Hopefully, it won’t refer to–well–actual shooters anytime soon.  I’m going to take a step back and acknowledge that the whole “do guns make usContinue reading “Do you want guns in Shooters II?”

In Case You Missed It: the NY Times comments on Bon Appetit

Just last week, the NY Times called Bon Appetit (Duke’s contracted food provider–they serve the food at the Devil’s Bistro, the Marketplace, and the Great Hall) the “most principled food provider in the country.” Bon Appetit is working with the United Farm Workers union to develop verifiable and enforceable standards for farm labor practices acrossContinue reading “In Case You Missed It: the NY Times comments on Bon Appetit”