Thursday, January 10, 2008

COMMENTS ALLOWED!!

By popular demand (and DSEDuke judgment), we will be opening up the message boards beginning today, January 10, 2008. This decision is made largely to enable us to answer any questions that our readers have regarding any of these posts and to respond so that all may see. We will have heavy comment moderation, however, and profanity and gratuitous name calling will not be published. We will try to limit published comments to thoughtful and helpful contributions, but please do not worry if your comment does not get published.

We especially encourage questions and comments from Duke students.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not a member of the Duke Community. I live very nearby.

I question the Sincerity of Duke's faculty. Many faculty members have embraced the opportunity to decry the imbalance of the races and genders (and priveleged classes). Understandably, these cries of foul play, came from departments that focused on these agendas.

In keeping with the trend of "agenda pushing"....one must wonder why the Law school is not pushing the agenda of justice. Why is the Law school not lobbying the NC Attorney General and US Dept. of Justice to investigate the Violation of the civil rights of Duke Students?

Thanks for the forum,

Durham Dweller
Member of Liestoppers

Gary Packwood said...

I suggest that the following sentence concerning the Undergraduate Judicial Board needs discussion and clarification with leadership provided by your organization.

"The Board has the ability to issue any sanction available through the undergraduate disciplinary process for a finding of responsibility, including suspension or expulsion."

Specifically, the word 'ability' needs discussion and clarification and the phrase 'any sanction' needs discussion and clarification, in my opinion.

I feel that such discussions would add great value to student's understanding of the process used to actually design organizations...particularly the history of the process.

Be prepared to be amazed.

Reference:

UNDERGRADUATE JUDICIAL BOARD

The Undergraduate Judicial Board (UJB) is a pool of students, faculty and staff who are selected/appointed to hear referred cases of potential violations of university policy. A three- or five-member panel, chaired by a student, hears each case. About 10% of the total caseload of the Office of Judicial Affairs is referred to a hearing of the Undergraduate Judicial Board. The Board has the ability to issue any sanction available through the undergraduate disciplinary process for a finding of responsibility, including suspension or expulsion.

The UJB has two student co-chairs who lead Board hearings, coordinate the annual selection process, and help with training for the Board.

http://judicial.studentaffairs.duke.edu/programs/undergrad_jud_board/undergrad_jud_more.html

lynp said...

I deleated you off of my favorites as to much micromanaging.

Ethical Duke said...

We're sorry to hear that lynp, but it appears you have not posted before, so your complaint is unclear. We hope you will understand why rigorous comment moderation is essential. It is imperative that we maintain productive, thoughtful, and accurate discussion.

Debrah said...

It is quite understandable that poster "lynp" feels uncomfortable inside a website which is moderated.

He/she has always valued the pseudo-nonymous attack mode more than real debate.

It is my understanding that DSEDuke has structured this forum with Duke students being the main focus.

Great idea and the rest of us should keep this in mind.

Texas Mom said...

I realize that most college students do not have an awareness of judicial procedures at the schools at which they matriculate- UNLESS they are brought up on charges. However, I wonder if it would be useful to include, in the orientation process, and, perhaps, as a series in student newspapers nationwide, something along the lines of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's Guide to Student Rights.

Frankly, I think that ALL incoming freshmen and their parents should be given a copy of the Guide PRIOR TO arriving on any campus. Unfortunately, most college students are not aware that their rights are abrogated at private institutions of higher education- the very issues that the F.I.R.E.'s Guide addresses.

Could DSED partner with F.I.R.E to make the Guides available to students and create some interest at the Duke Chronicle to do a series on this issue?

Ethical Duke said...

It is interesting that you mention FIRE, as we have arranged a screening of Indoctrinate U for Jan. 29. We have also arranged to bring both the director and producer to Duke for the event and to have constructive discussion afterwards.

We understand that the producer, Thor Halvorssen, was formerly involved with FIRE. We hope you will be able to attend the event, which is currently scheduled for 7pm in Reynolds Auditorium.

Gary Packwood said...

Texas Mom 01/11/2008 11:14 said...

...I realize that most college students do not have an awareness of judicial procedures at the schools at which they matriculate- UNLESS they are brought up on charges. However, I wonder if it would be useful to include, in the orientation process, and, perhaps, as a series in student newspapers nationwide, something along the lines of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's Guide to Student Rights.
...Frankly, I think that ALL incoming freshmen and their parents should be given a copy of the Guide PRIOR TO arriving on any campus. Unfortunately, most college students are not aware that their rights are abrogated at private institutions of higher education- the very issues that the F.I.R.E.'s Guide addresses.
...Could DSED partner with F.I.R.E to make the Guides available to students and create some interest at the Duke Chronicle to do a series on this issue?
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Good suggestions.

Also, it seems to me that we could work with F.I.R.E. to develop a curriculum for college bound high school students to include a web site for students that could be promoted via their parents, peers, teachers and especially coaches.

DSED could then partner with similar organizations at other campus' to promote F.I.R.E's program to catch those incoming students who have not yet heard about the issue and that Guide you talked about.
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GP

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and full speed ahead on your upcoming screening of Indoctrinate U. You'll get a lot of reaction from the G88 types, I suspect. Don't let them intimidate you. If they try it, don't hesitate to contact the US Attorney in Greensboro, Anna Wagoner. The administration got away with intimidating students when they tried to register voters at a football game. Don't let it happen again.

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/ncm/contact.html

Walter Abbott

Anonymous said...

A suggestion: When members of the Gang of 88 and their enablers leave Duke (such as Kim Curtis, Houston Baker, etc.), please try to let appropriate people at the places they go to know about their behavior at Duke. Try appropriate student groups, possibly faculty (possibly chapters of the National Association of Scholars, http://www.nas.org/). Also, if appropriate, try state legislators. I presume Northern Arizona University is a state institution, and surely some Arizona legislators would be very interested to know that it is spending state money to hire Kim Curtis with her proven record of grade retaliation.

Don't let the Gang of 88 escape their pasts by moving. Similarly, you want to know about similar people at other places trying to escape their pasts by moving to Duke.