Since it was the week of the Duke-UNC basketball game, we asked students to think about the intense rivalry between Duke and UNC and whether it played a factor in their decision to attend Duke. We also discussed the motivation for the rivalry and whether it is helpful to invite students to think about the positives and negatives of rivalries.
During this week, we had a discourse about whether students felt Duke has an open dialogue when it comes to class and financial status. During this conversation, we asked students to consider the implications of the high tuition at Duke and the socioeconomic diversity or seemingly lack thereof here.
At the beginning of the semester as rush for social organizations was finishing up, we asked students why or why not they rushed. Additionally, we asked to compare their expectations about rush to what they actually experienced and encouraged them to think about if rush changed their perception of Duke’s social culture.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, 30 United States governors called for the United States to halt resettlement of Syrian refugees. Team Kenan came up with questions in response:
This past Halloween, an email was sent out to a group of Yale students that sparked a heated debate over culturally offensive Halloween costumes. The conversations we had about the email inspired the questions for this week’s questions: