Junior Brandon Xie combined his major study in computer science with his interest in films to develop an algorithm that pulled statistics from 23 different movie websites. The result is a long list of excellent choices for movie-watching during the winter break. read more about Brandon Xie’s “500 Greatest Movies of All Time” »
The following message was sent to all university students, faculty and staff on Nov. 24, 2020. Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Duke has for many months required a mask or face covering in all outdoor settings where social distancing measures cannot be maintained and at all times in shared spaces indoors. read more about Mask Up: It’s the Law »
During a most unusual semester, our entire Duke University community made contributions: Some have contributed on campus, teaching, researching, supporting our students and faculty, and keeping our transportation options running, our buildings and grounds safe, and our classrooms and labs open. Some have contributed remotely, adapting to the new challenges and opportunities of working from home, becoming well-acquainted with Zoom and Teams. Some have taken on new responsibilities in the face of the pandemic, shifting from… read more about With Gratitude »
Duke undergraduates Margaret Gaw, Cliff Haley, and Eliza Farley each have distinct plans for the future.
Gaw, a junior on the pre-med track, is passionate about women’s health and health policy, and has plans to become a healthcare practitioner. Farley is headed straight to law school after graduation, she said, with the ultimate goal of becoming a lawyer. And Haley, a current senior on the cusp of the real word, hopes to go into the publishing field as an editor or marketing specialist.
An aspiring doctor, lawyer, and… read more about English Majors at Duke Pursue a Range of Career Paths »
—after Gwendolyn Brooks
No matter the pull toward brink. No
matter the florid, deep sleep awaits.
There is a time for everything. Look,
just this morning a vulture
nodded his red, grizzled head at me,
and I looked at him, admiring
the sickle of his beak.
Then the wind kicked up, and,
after arranging that good suit of feathers
he up and took off.
Just like that. And to boot,
there are, on this planet alone, something like two
million naturally occurring sweet things,
some with names so… read more about Poem of the Day "Sorrow Is Not My Name" »
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University senior Amelia Steinbach of Durham, North Carolina, is one of 12 Americans selected this weekend to receive the George J. Mitchell Scholarship for a year of graduate study in Ireland.
This year, 453 students applied for the scholarship, named in honor of Sen. George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic distinction, leadership and service.
Steinbach, a political science major with minors in Gender, Sexuality &… read more about Duke Senior Awarded George J. Mitchell Scholarship to Study in Ireland »
Administrators gave updates on Duke’s anti-racism initiatives at the Academic Council’s November meeting on Thursday.
President Vincent Price outlined four principle challenges regarding moving forward and making progress in Duke’s anti-racism initiative, which he also listed in an interview with The Chronicle last week: communication to keep the community informed about anti-racism efforts, coordination across diverse units and departments, data gathering and assessment and ensuring accountability throughout the… read more about Price Address Main Challenges With Anti-Racism Efforts at Academic Council Meeting »
who transformed your anguish
into healthy awareness,
put your voice
where your memory is.
You who swallowed
the afternoon dust,
defend everything you understand
You, if no one else,
will condemn with your tongue
the erosion each disappointment brings.
You, who saw the images
of disgust growing,
will understand how time
devours the destitute;
you, who gave yourself
your own commandments,
know better than anyone
why you turned your back
on your town's toughest limits.
Don't… read more about Poem of the Day "You, If No One Else" »
Established in 1887, The Archive is Duke University’s undergraduate literary magazine, showcasing students’ original poetry and prose. The biannual collection is published online and in print, and welcomes submissions of any theme or subject.
For Duke’s aspiring writers and creative thinkers, The Archive provides a platform for exceptional literary work to be recognized and shared. Getting a piece published in The Archive might be a first step towards becoming a novelist or poet. Submitting is… read more about Undergraduates: Here’s Where You Can Submit your Creative Writing for Publication »
When I hear news of a hitchhiker
struck by lightning yet living,
or a child lifting a two-ton sedan
to free his father pinned underneath,
or a camper fighting off a grizzly
with her bare hands until someone,
a hunter perhaps, can shoot it dead,
my thoughts turn to black people—
the hysterical strength we must
possess to survive our very existence,
which I fear many believe is, and
treat as, itself a freak occurrence.
Archive of "Poem of the Day" read more about Poem of the Day "Hysterical Strength" »
Duke's effort to minimize COVID-19 virus spread among students this fall was successful largely because of aggressive testing and responsible behaviors by the campus community. That was the conclusion from five Duke experts who took part in a virtual media briefing Wednesday, a day after the CDC published a case study on Duke’s experience. read more about Students 'Nothing Short of Phenomenal' In Minimizing COVID Spread »
Tune in this afternoon for a half-day virtual symposium to discuss grief and well-being resources available to the Duke community. The session will open with remarks from men’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and close with a reflection from Anthony Galanos, Duke palliative care specialist, who wrote about grief in this essay for Duke Magazine. read more about Matters of Grief, The Duke Response »
The night air is filled
with the scent of apples,
and the moon is nearly full.
In the next room, Jim
is reading; a small cat sleeps
in the crook of his arm.
The night singers are loud,
every evening until they run
out of nights and die in
the cold, or burrow down into
the mud to dream away the winter.
My office is awash in books
and photographs, and the sepia/pink
sunset stains all its light touches.
I’ve never been a good traveler,
but there are days, like this one,
when I’d pay… read more about Poem of the Day "In the Evening" »
Although adjusting to a fully virtual recruiting environment presents both challenges and opportunities, the Duke Career Center is lending a hand to students.
For many employers, the pandemic has posed a challenge to recruitment efforts. Most companies use some form of in-person engagement as part of their recruitment strategy, so switching to an all-online strategy on short notice has proven difficult for both students and employers. read more about Career Center Pivots To Help Students With Virtual Recruitment »
from far away
from distant lands
moon and sun
others are exotic
like the quetzal bird
some can stand
with the sun
to the south
teach… read more about Poem of the Day "Words Are Birds" »
Brown gas-fog, white
beneath the street lamps.
Cut off on three sides, all space filled
with our bodies.
Bodies that stumble
in brown airlessness, whitened
in light, a mildew glare,
hand in hand, blinded, retching.
Wanting it, wanting
to be here, the body believing it’s
dying in its nausea, my head
clear in its despair, a kind of joy,
knowing this is by no means death,
is trivial, an incident, a
fragile instant. Wanting it, wanting
with all my hunger this anguish… read more about Poem of the Day "At the Justice Department November 15, 1969" »
Throughout the Fall semester of 2020, the English faculty at Duke University participated in a series of discussions via Zoom to share with others what they are working on beyond the classroom. The Faculty Work Discussion Series began in September with a presentation by Professor Thomas Ferraro and continued thereafter with monthly presentations by Professor Corina Stan and Julianne Werlin to follow. The Faculty Work Discussion Series is an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and anyone interested in learning about… read more about Review: Fall 2020 Faculty Works Discussion Series »