After Republicans block student loan bill, Democrats look ahead
Senate and House Democrats will continue advocating for a student loan refinancing bill that failed to pass last week.
Homeland Security advisor Townsend discusses foreign policy, Middle East
"Our enemies will signal to us what their intentions are, and we must take them at their word."
Counterterrorism expert Benjamin talks ISIS threat, American policy
"I think that right now, there’s a lot of hyperventilation going on about the ISIS threat, and I think it undermines our ability to make good policies."
Hagan and Tillis clash over key issues in first N.C. Senate debate
Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis butted heads over legislative records on the first of three U.S. Senate debates Wednesday.
Libertarian candidate Haugh stands to tip scales in NC Senate race
The road to the U.S. Senate runs through YouTube—at least, Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh hopes it does.
Search for new Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity director almost complete
The search to replace Janie Long as director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will likely be over by the end of September.
Obama pledges reforms for Veterans Affairs in Charlotte speech
President Barack Obama pledged a new “culture of accountability” for the Department of Veterans Affairs during his address to the American Legion in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday.
Polls show Hagan and Tillis remain close in Senate race
This year's North Carolina Senate race has been extremely close, with Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis trading leads over the summer.
Duke students take "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" photo for Ferguson
Several student organizations on campus are making efforts to rally support for the family of Michael Brown and show solidarity for people facing violence in Ferguson, Mo.
Butterfield and Rich battle for congressional seat
The race for the congressional seat of North Carolina's 1st District is developing quickly in anticipation of the Nov. 4 election.
U.S. Senate race factors into a slew of issues for Durham
The U.S. Senate election for North Carolina may have the potential to shift power on Capitol Hill, but Durham will feel aftershocks in public policy depending on the outcome.
Hagan heads into general Senate election with sizable funding
While Republican challenger for the U.S. Thom Tillis continues on the offensive, incumbent Senator Kay Hagan’s campaign bides its time and resources.
NC Republicans look to Thom Tillis to unseat incumbent Senator Hagan
Some Durham voters are looking to Tillis to improve the economy and help small businesses by serving in the U.S. Senate.
Longtime Convocation speaker Maya Angelou passes away at 86
Author and poet Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
Same-sex couples attempt to file joint taxes in North Carolina
A number of same-sex couples in North Carolina have filed their taxes jointly to protest the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
Duke alumni recall violent encounter with KC shooter years ago
For two Duke alumni, the shootings at Jewish community centers in Kansas City last weekend had an unusual significance.
Castro highlights importance of public service work, leadership
San Antonio mayor Julian Castro turned the conversation about public service from politics to leadership in his address at the Sanford School Tuesday.
Bernstein advises students to seek 'the best obtainable version of the truth'
Journalist Carl Bernstein urged students to undo the recent breakdown of political culture in Page Auditorium Friday.
Zombie theorist explains politics behind 'Game of Thrones'
What can “Game of Thrones” teach us about politics? Quite a lot, said Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Former Afghanistan ambassador critiques military's track record
A former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and former military general brought a dual perspective on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan to the Sanford School of Public Policy Thursday evening.
A Leader's Journey: Former ambassador Eikenberry divulges takeaways from international career
Karl Eikenberry, a former United States ambassador to Afghanistan, talks to The Chronicle about U.S. and Afghan relations, his career in diplomacy and his future plans.
Duke alum Danielle Gray departs roles as Obama adviser, Cabinet secretary
After recently stepping down from her post at the White House, Danielle Gray, Trinity '00, encourages Duke students to pursue nonlinear career paths to best make use of their education.
Diplomat Julie Ruterbories reveals insider experiences with foreign service
Diplomat in residence Julie Ruterbories shares stories of foreign postings and recruiting young talent.
Facebook exec talks public policy-making, education
Joel Kaplan, vice president of public policy at Facebook, discussed the challenges of public policy-making at the Sanford School of Public Policy Wednesday.
Alumnus Matthew Martoma convicted of insider trading
Mathew Martoma, Trinity '95, was convicted of insider trading Thursday afternoon.