In 2008, a Duke University student veteran killed himself. His name was Alexander Ney.
A lot was promised to veterans after news of his suicide broke, but nearly a decade later, few resources exist for veterans at “one of America’s leading research universities.” Those that do only took shape after years of pressure by a small handful of students, employees, and alumni.
This website is an archive of experiences, anecdotes, and data focused on the university’s treatment of current and past military personnel and their dependents. It is fully independent of the university itself, picking up the internet domain that a former advocate and student veteran leader allowed to expire. Archiving this information will ensure that the stories we bring do not get swept under the rug or PR-ed away. We’ve all heard it before;
All that is required for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing.
Or, in the case of higher education, just graduate and move on.
Don’t be that guy (or gal). Don’t blue falcon anyone behind you; take action, speak up. Share your story here.