3,100 students implicated in UNC academic scandal
An eight-month investigation into the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill revealed that the university’s “shadow curriculum” benefited more than 3,000 students—many of...
Netflix meets Capitol Hill in panel discussion
Students and guest speakers discussed the real-life influences on the popular Netflix series "House of Cards" within congressional politics Tuesday night.
Experts offer advice for same sex-couples in wake of marriage legalization
Get Ready for Marriage North Carolina, an event hosted by Equality NC, offered legal and financial advice for those directly affected by the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in North Carolina
Duke teams with NCCU for transport to early voting
The Go Vote Early program will transport students and employees from Duke to an early voting polling site at NCCU in late October.
Durham celebrates first same-sex marriages
More than a dozen couples wed in downtown's Old Courthouse Monday—the first full day that North Carolina issued same-sex marriage licenses.
Three candidates spar in final Senate debate
Read about the major topics covered by Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis and Sean Haugh in the third debate of the Senate race and where the candidates stood.
Duke graduate helps train "smartest dog in the world"
Chaser, a 10-year-old Border Collie, recognizes the names of over 1,000 objects—making her vocabulary range three times that of an average two-year old human. John
Jump in crime inspires Walk for Life march
After violent crime in Durham saw a 30 percent increase in the first half of 2014, local activists are targeting change among the city's youth.
Senate candidates argue policy in second debate
Democratic senator Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis came out with guns blazing Tuesday in their second of three U.S. Senate debates.
Foreign policy rift emerges in Hagan-Tillis Senate race
Foreign affairs have taken center stage in North Carolina’s highly contentious U.S. Senate race—a shift from the social concerns that typically dominate senatorial elections.
Cash prize promised for student winner of Senate predictions
Think you can correctly predict the results of November's Senate elections? You could be the winner of $2,500.
Development threatens local Civil War site
In order to preserve a historic Durham Civil War site, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is trying to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars by the end of the month.
Pride Parade engages freshmen in local LGBTQ life
North Carolina Pride celebrated its 30th anniversary with the annual LGBTQ pride parade on East Campus last Saturday.
Innovation District downtown makes room for Duke science labs
A hub for innovation and science is brewing in downtown Durham.
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.
GOP press secretary discusses race for NC Senate seat
"Voters in North Carolina could end up deciding whether it’s a Republican or Democrat-led senate."
Scholars discuss threat of potential Chinese-Russian alliance
Prominent scholars in foreign policy tackled the potential threat of Sino-Russian relations at a talk Monday in the Sanford School of Public Policy.
First special needs charter school opens in North Carolina
This August, North Carolina’s first charter school for children with special needs opened in Raleigh, aiming to improve education for students with intellectual, social and developmental disabilities.
Women's reproductive rights mark key issue in N.C. Senate race
A dramatic gender divide has the potential to influence one of the most tightly contested U.S. Senate races in the country.
History meets urbanization in local Alley 26 development
A major reconstructive project, aimed at small local businesses, is currently underway in “Alley 26” of downtown Durham.
Despite outpouring of support, Intrepid Coffee must relocate
Despite a successful fundraising campaign to keep its doors open, Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits—a downtown Durham coffee shop owned and operated by military veterans—closed last week.
Civil rights organizations mobilize to counter new voting restrictions
Fearing a decrease in voter turnout due to new voting regulations, organizations at Duke, in Durham and across North Carolina are mobilizing voters for the midterm elections this November.
18 months of construction on downtown water line begins
Last week kicked off 18 months of construction on the downtown Durham loop.
Durham schools split with Teach for America
At a meeting last month, the DPS Board of Education voted 6-1 to not renew its contract with TFA over concerns about the high teacher turnover rate.
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."