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.
Federal approval advances light rail planning
The proposed light rail bridging Durham and Orange counties was approved by the Federal Transit Administration Feb. 25.
Health care becomes centerpiece of U.S. Senate race
The U.S. Senate race out of North Carolina is tightening as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis battle over health care.
Civil rights organizations rally against discrimination in N.C. public schools
A coalition of civil rights organizations filed a complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice demanding an investigation of discriminatory enrollment measures at NC public schools.
Diplomat Julie Ruterbories reveals insider experiences with foreign service
Diplomat in residence Julie Ruterbories shares stories of foreign postings and recruiting young talent.
Suspect connected to BP armed robbery not yet apprehended
A Duke Alert was sent to the student body at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday warning students of a hazardous situation on Anderson Street.
$19 million Durham Bulls Athletic Park upgrade
The Durham Bulls Athletic Park, already a jewel in the revitalized downtown’s crown, is getting major upgrades.
Storm of media coverage follows Chronicle profile on adult film actress
A storm of media coverage has followed The Chronicle's Feb. 14 article profiling an adult film actress in the freshman class.
Tom Ferguson becomes first Durham business owner to accept Bitcoins
The bakery Rise has welcomed the trendy, digital currency Bitcoin to Durham.
Heroin usage on rise in Durham
The drug that killed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has a bigger presence than ever on the streets of Durham.
Educators critique McCrory's teacher pay initiative
Gov. Pat McCrory has taken initiative to pay public school teachers more, but some educators say he is not going far enough to retain teachers.
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.
Rep accuses Duke and others of violating financial aid law
One representative has accused more than 100 colleges—including Duke—of violating federal law by requiring financial aid applicants to complete extra forms or not making clear which ones are needed.
Humanities on defensive, finds champions at Duke
Humanities research remains strong at Duke, despite the threat of funding cuts and political attacks in universities across the country.
"Choose Life" license plates struck down by Circuit Court
North Carolina has terminated a piece of anti-abortion legislation, just over two years after it was passed into law.
Reggie Day examines racial justice through NC laws
As debate over voter identification laws persists in North Carolina, a lecture series put on by the Reginaldo Howard Scholarship Program hopes to bring racial justice to the table.
Durham ranks No.4 on Livability's best places to live list
Durham was recently voted the top fourth best place to live, according to a recent ranking.
Students split on local grocery options
With the opening of Harris Teeter on 9th Street, Whole Foods has been facing steep competition. The Chronicle's Jenna Zhang spoke to students about where they prefer to shop for groceries, and why.
Slews gather for Moral March protest of N.C. policies
A crowd of nearly 100,000—including Duke students—protested recent North Carolina policy changes in downtown Raleigh Saturday, a culmination of last year's popular Moral Monday protests.
Unemployment rate in North Carolina drops to 6.9 percent
The unemployment rate in North Carolina plummeted in 2013, a trend mirrored in Duke’s hiring.
Charter schools on rise in NC
Durham County will be adding its 11th charter school in August, contributing to a recent surge in area charter schools that has drawn concern from local public school officials.
Unions push to raise NC clout
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is directing its attention to the South.
Alumnus Matthew Martoma convicted of insider trading
Mathew Martoma, Trinity '95, was convicted of insider trading Thursday afternoon.