A syllabus from a Duke University class on hedge funds stated that staffers of the student paper, The Chronicle, are not allowed to take the class.
Lecturer Linsey Lebowitz Hughes, who teaches “Inside Hedge Funds,” at Duke, put the message after a warning that students were forbidden to record guest speakers. The Chronicle found that Hughes had been putting this in her “Inside Hedge Funds” syllabus since 2014. Duke is unaware of any instances of staffers from The Chronicle explicitly being denied a spot in the class, and has told Hughes that putting this in her syllabus was “not appropriate.”
I am alarmed that Hughes thought it was reasonable to bar The Chronicle staffers from taking her class. Students should not be penalized in any way, shape, or form just by being a part of their school’s student newspaper.