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Fuqua's Thomas Center to add new 5-story guest tower

The R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center is undergoing major renovations and expansion and will reopen in January 2017.

Katsouleas to become vice president and provost at UVA

Tom Katsouleas, dean of the Pratt School of Engineering, will leave his position at Duke to become executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia.

New medical sociology minor exposes students to patient perspectives

The sociology department will offer pre-health students a more holistic understanding of medicine in the new minor.

Sendhome content overview

Our annual sendhome publication hit stands today and was mailed to every student, and links to all of the content online can also be viewed here.

Female faculty react to the salary gap predominantly caused by lower numbers in high-paying departments.

Female faculty sound off on salary gap

The underrepresentation of female faculty in STEM fields is a national issue, not just a Duke problem.

Dan Ariely examines 'Dishonesty: The Truth About Lies' in new documentary

Ariely's research blurs the lines between right and wrong in the recently released documentary “(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies”.

Top summer headlines

As June reaches its halfway point, The Chronicle takes a look back at its top headlines from May and June in what has already been an eventful summer.

Despite lowering wait times last year, CAPS is hoping to treat students even more efficiently in 2015-16. | Chronicle File Photo

CAPS works to address ongoing challenges

With mental health an increasing focus on college campuses nationwide, the University aims to augment overall support in the coming year, and to address Duke-specific challenges.

Student engagement with DSG has been declining in recent years, a trend incoming President Keizra Mecklai and incoming Executive Vice President John Guarco aim to reverse.

Incoming DSG leadership addresses lack of student involvement

Incoming DSG President Keizra Mecklai and Executive Vice President John Guarco plan to engage the student body in campus projects this Fall.

Despite concerns from students that Duke's alcohol policy is pushing more students off campus, administration says the policy is unlikely to change. | Chronicle File Photo

'Open door' alcohol policy unlikely for Duke, admins say

Duke administrators stand by the University's alcohol policies even as students suggest they have created a less open environment on campus.

With participation in summer study abroad programs increasing, the University has added a new Neuroeconomics program through Duke Kunshan University.

Summer study abroad programs grow in popularity

Summer study abroad programs sponsored by the Global Education Office for Undergraduates are increasingly becoming a part of Duke students’ summer experiences.

The Social Justice Fellowship pushed for by BSA and DSG is set to launch, with progress still needed on pre-orientation and orientation programs that the groups hope to implement in the future.

Social Justice Fellowship set to launch

After a year marked by high-profile, racially-charged incidents, the Duke Student Government is planning to collaborate with the Black Student Alliance on several projects during the 2015-16...

After remaining relatively constant from 2008-2011, parking prices have soared in recent years.

Parking rates continue to rise

The prices of parking permits at Duke has increased recently to support the costs of new parking construction and environmental concerns.

Created in 1968, Program II continues to offer a personalized academic experience for students each year.

Students design personalized majors through Program II

Although most students choose traditional single-subject majors, Program II is a lesser-known option for those who desire a more personalized area of study.

The transition to the University's independent housing model continued in 2014-15, with more independent students exercising their right of return than ever before.

Independent housing model continues growth in 2014-15

Duke administrators are working to narrow the gap between the housing experience of independent and affiliated students.

The pioneer of digital initiatives such as Duke Today, David Jarmul is leaving the University's Office of News and Communications after 14 years. | Special to The Chronicle

David Jarmul leaving Duke News after 14 years

After 14 years at Duke’s Office of News and Communications, David Jarmul is stepping down and looking to explore the world.

The University is installing air-conditioning in all dormitories on East Campus as the next step in its plan to install central air-conditioning for all freshmen residence halls.

AC coming to all dorms on East

The Class of 2019 now has one less reason to sweat about its first day at Duke.

The University is using the summer to continue construction on some of Duke's most iconic landmarks.

Summer remodeling: Construction update

With several of the University's icons under construction before the 2015-16 academic year, The Chronicle takes a look at the most notable renovation projects—past, present and future.

After officially opening in the Fall, Duke Kunshan University capped off an eventful year by celebrating its first graduating class. | Photo courtesy of Duke Kunshan University

DKU graduation caps eventful inaugural year

After an inaugural year marked by changes in leadership and continuing construction, Duke Kunshan University celebrated its first-ever graduating class May 20.

Several new administrators are assuming key roles at a critical time, with an ongoing curriculum review and expansion of DKU among the challenges to navigate.

Duke 'in pretty stable place' as new admins arrive

Valerie Ashby's appointment as the new dean of arts and sciences this July will cap off a year of significant administrative turnover.

Laurie Patton leaving behind a more interdisciplinary and diverse Duke

Ongoing efforts to improve interdisciplinarity and diversity mark Laurie Patton’s four-year tenure as dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Duke Admissions accepted 815 students in the early decision process, and because of an exceptionally high regular decision yield, the Class of 2019 might be the largest ever. | Chronicle File Photo

Class of 2019 potentially largest ever

Due largely to an exceptionally high regular decision yield, the University will enroll between 1,745 and 1,755 freshmen this Fall, possibly the largest in Duke's history.

The IFC has created a unique task force to examine the University's social culture, especially in relation to sexual assault.

IFC task force to investigate sexual assault in Greek life

The Interfraternity Council has created a student-led task force that will investigate the role Greek life plays in sexual assault on campus.

An addition to Cameron Indoor Stadium will create a bigger lobby into the venue and allow for hospitality services.

Wallace Wade renovations on track as Cameron Indoor addition begins

The first stage of renovations at Wallace Wade Stadium are expected to finish by Duke football's home opener Sept. 12—construction on Cameron Indoor Stadium will continue well into 2016.

Special to The Chronicle

Duke junior's cupcake remake company continues expansion

In 2014, Duke junior Pooja Mehta started Cupcake Remake, a self-run company that produces mason jars filled with alternating layers of cake and icing.