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 pay… Continue reading Equal pay is good economic policy
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 (his… Continue reading Duke students concerned about corporate influence in politics should support Kevin Hill
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 us… Continue reading Do you want guns in Shooters II?
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 across… Continue reading In Case You Missed It: the NY Times comments on Bon Appetit
Despite being at the top of the list of notable alums, Richard Nixon—who graduated from Duke Law in 1937—is treated more or less as a skeleton in Duke’s closet. Literally. The only portrait the University owns of Nixon is not displayed for fear of it being vandalized or stolen. That being said, President Nixon—in addition… Continue reading “Tricky Dick”—New Implications?
A group of UNC students is using Facebook to protest Snoop Dog’s upcoming concert at UNC–a free concert that the student body won for receiving the most online votes in an Electronic Arts contest. Meanwhile, in just four weeks Ludacris will be headlining the Last Day of Classes Concert. It’s not clear what Duke is… Continue reading The Politics of LDOC
The Duke Democrats would like to endorse Michelle Sohn for Young Trustee; both she and Ben Getson are fully qualified to effectively communicate the concerns and ideas of the undergraduate student body to Duke’s Board of Trustees, and we therefore encourage Duke voters to rank both individuals highly on their ballots. We encourage voters to… Continue reading Duke Dems endorses Sohn for YT