Duke grad and former Chronicle editor experiences Philadelphia train crash

The editor of The Chronicle's 101st volume shares her experiences from Tuesday's deadly train crash.

David Schanzer, professor of the practice at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy, and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, gives his thoughts on the recent shooting in Garland, Texas. | Special to The Chronicle

Duke professor weighs in on Texas shooting, First Amendment debate

A recent shooting in Garland, Texas, raised questions about free speech.

Craft beer growth in N.C. reflects nationwide trend

As America drinks more and more craft beer, brewers note that North Carolina's unique economic position makes it a hotbed for the growing market.

President Obama visits Charlotte, talks education and workforce equity

President Barack Obama held a private town-hall discussion addressing obstacles facing working-class families and women at a local children's library Wednesday afternoon.

Durham celebrates national championship

The event featured speeches from head coach Mike Krzyzewski, President Richard Brodhead and senior captain Quinn Cook.

David Steinbrenner, pictured above, is the first Duke employee to take advantage of the University's Southside housing incentive.

Subsidized housing project met by limited success

The University has struggled to find success with a housing incentive program that encourages employees to buy houses in Durham's Southside neighborhood.

DPD search additional property in ADPhi sexual assault investigation

A set of new search warrants issued earlier this month allowed DPD to search the house next door to the site of the original investigation on West Chapel Hill Street.

Andrew Barnhill—Divinity '13, the student speaker at Duke’s 2013 Commencement Ceremony––is in the process of planning to officially launch a campaign for the North Carolina State Senate.

Duke alum Andrew Barnhill to launch state senate bid

Less than two years after Andrew Barnhill was the University's student speaker at commencement, he is launching a campaign for state senate.

Legislation aims to broaden oversight of police

"Policing" the police may be getting a whole lot easier for North Carolina's residents.

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Students to take stand against Indiana law at Final Four

When the men's basketball team squares off against Michigan State in Indianapolis this weekend for the Final Four, the student section will be awash in Duke blue—perhaps with a touch of rainbow.

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UNC to consider name-change of history building with namesake linked to KKK

The Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will soon decide on a proposal to rename a building named for an alum who had connections to the Ku Klux Klan.

Venmo, an app which enables anyone with a mobile device to send and receive payments via text message, has become increasingly popular among Duke students.

Cash, credit or mobile app: the rise of Venmo

Paying your friends back has never been so easy—or entertaining.

Panel stirs conversation on race and law enforcement

Students and panelists convened Monday night to discuss personal experiences and ways to properly address the problem of racial profiling both in Durham and across the United States.

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N.C. innocence commission sets the standard for others

After success in advocating for wrongfully convicted individuals, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is looking to expand its reach through increased funding from the state government.

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Closure of UNC poverty centers leads to questioning of rationale

In the weeks since the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' voted to close an academic center for poverty research, many have speculated that the move was politically motivated.

The Durham-Orange Light Rail Line, proposed in 2013, will extend 17.1 miles, spanning from Chapel Hill through Durham.

City leaders plan ahead for Triangle light rail

Though plenty of construction and logistical questions remain for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Line, city leaders are optimistic about the project's future.

Members of the Triangle community gathered for a vigil in Chapel Hill earlier this month following the murder of three local college students.

Murders of three Muslims further sparks discussion on hate crime prosecution

The murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC earlier this month has brought national attention once again to how hate crimes are prosecuted in America.

Support for N.C. medical marijuana legalization off to blazing start

A bill to expand the legal use of medical marijuana in North Carolina passed a first reading in the General Assembly earlier this month.

Teachers say the state's new rating system unfairly disadvantages some districts.

Durham educators take issue with low state rating

The school report cards were part of a new rollout of education policy initiatives for North Carolina last year that included an updated standard course of study and assessment model.

Though local cab companies have lost business, they are adjusting to Uber's popularity.

Local cabs struggle with rise of Uber

As Uber has become increasingly popular in Durham, some local cab companies have struggled to keep up.

East Residence Hall, pictured above, was renamed this past summer following years of student activism.

ECU renames its own Aycock Residence Hall

The decision comes eight months after Duke's Trustees decided to rename freshman dormitory Aycock as East Residence Hall—following years of student advocacy against using the name of the former...

emperatures are expected to climb into the mid-40s by Sunday, with a high chance of sleet and rain, but cold is expected to return early next week and snow showers are possible Monday and Tuesday.

More wintry weather in store for Durham

After Duke saw its first snowfall of the year this week, more could be on the way—though likely not enough to see classes canceled again.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell gave his 13th State of the City speech Thursday evening.

Mayor Bell puts focus on poverty in State of the City

Durham Mayor Bill Bell highlighted his vision for poverty reduction in the 13th annual State of the City Address.

The killings have prompted conversations about Islamophobia around the world.

Chapel Hill shooting sparks Islamophobia debate

One week following the murders of three local college students, the many in the Triangle community are still working toward healing.

Video: Vigil in Chapel Hill for homicide victims

Last Thursday, community and university leaders at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill joined thousands of students, faculty and people from around the Triangle to commemorate the lives of...