What happens in the Gothic reading room, Sunday nights between 11pm and 12am?
Hopefully, some serious intellectual huffing and puffing is what’s happening in the Gothic Reading Room at that late hour. Any untoward behavior is monitored by DaCosta’s portrait of Washington Duke at the end of the hall (haven’t you ever noticed the eyes [...]
Dear Answer Person,
Some of my classes at Duke were bad, and some were good. Some were good, but I wasn’t in any condition to appreciate them or learn from them. I assume that many people could say this about their college experience.
My question is: why does it seem now like a few key [...]
While taking a break to use the bathroom in the library, I discovered written upon the stall door the exact text needed to pull my thesis together. But, how do I cite it? I looked through the MLA, APA and Chicago guides, but there is no listing for bathroom graffiti. How should I cite this?
Why is the Great Gatsby such a good book? How about Catch 22? I’m not even an English major and I think they’re great. [3557C]
One doesn’t need to major in English to appreciate great works of literature. One mark of great writing is its impact on future writers. Another is the work’s ability to [...]
Why do Pratt people have to do 3 times as much work as Trinity people? [3554A]
The library is one of those places on campus where all students can come together in harmony to pursue academic excellence. The gateway between Perkins and Bostock Libraries quite literally links Engineering (represented by CIEMAS) and Arts and Sciences [...]
What is the undergrad graduation rate for each class from 1937 to 2008?
A knowledgeable archivist isn’t so sure that the University consistently tracked graduation rates. You may need to calculate this yourself from raw numbers. You should first check with the Registrar’s Office to see if they kept that stat on a regular [...]
Where can I go to get a phd in immigration studies or something reasonably close to that? I am interested in any programs in the US, Canada or Britain, but I am having a difficult time finding universities that approach immigration evenly loosely, eg as an offshoot of sociology. So far I have [...]
What are the generally accepted, legitimate fields in which honorary doctorates are awarded by academic institutions?
I know of no generally accepted rules for this. Each institution will make it’s own rules, but aren’t these inherently illegitimate? I mean, they’re specifically for people who aren’t following the degree requirements and can be tailored to the [...]
Dear Sir:I have a question about plagiarism. My master thesis is an empirical comparison about two statistical methods. I need to address the mathematical theorems and definitions in the chapter of “research method” . Of course I did not invent these methods. I organize the theorems from my reference books so that what I am [...]
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