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.
Duke faculty, students comment on Obama's task force to examine sexual assault
A semester after Duke changed its sexual misconduct policy, administrators welcomed the announcement of a national task force examining sexual assault on college campuses.
Congress allocates more funding to Office of Refugee Resettlement
Despite budget increases, experts fear for the future of refugee services.
Elite Model Management settles with former unpaid interns
Elite Model Management recently agreed to a $450,000 settlement with the company’s former unpaid interns—the largest settlement of an intern class action to date.
College presidents gear up for White House event on expanding college opportunity
Gene Spurling, director of the National Economic Council, held a press call Wednesday evening previewing a White House event on expanding college opportunity to be held Thursday.
Michael Allen spills on politics of national security
The creation of the role of Director of National Intelligence was the most important governmental reform since World War II, said Michael Allen, former staff director of the House intelligence...
Guidelines on racially biased student punishment resonate in Durham
President Barack Obama's recently released guidelines for school discipline garnered praise from education experts and local officials.