Academic Council hears proposal to add senior lecturer title
The Academic Council considered the addition of a new faculty rank during its meeting Thursday.
Social app helps students track their friends
"Accidentally" running into your crush has never been easier, thanks to a new mobile app on campus.
Five honored with the Presidential Award for outstanding service in 2013
One of the highest honors given to Duke faculty and staff each year, the awards were presented by President Richard Brodhead at a ceremony at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club Wednesday afternoon.
Education professor sparks conversation on representation of Latino faculty
Duke professor says the department of education’s leadership is not committed to recruiting or retaining diverse faculty and has failed to provide minority students with the support that they need...
DSG senate begins debate on annual budget
The Duke Student Government Senate reviewed appeals and voted on Student Organization Finance Committee allocations for the 2014-2015 annual budget Wednesday night.
In light of MOOCs, intellectual property policy remains flexible
When Cathy Davidson announced her move to City University of New York, a question was raised as to who would retain the rights to the MOOC that she created while at Duke.
Activist Gloria Steinem says 'we are linked, not ranked'
Feminist activist Gloria Steinem came to Duke as part of the Jean Fox O'Barr distinguished speaker series.
New representatives, renovation and resolutions at final GPSC meeting
The Graduate and Professional Student Council elected the remaining half of council positions, received updates on renovations to Duke University Libraries and approved new resolutions at their...
New parking director talks transition, challenges
Melissa Harden took the position earlier this month, inheriting a small staff looking to make parking easier and more convenient.
Coalition commemorates Genocide Remembrance Week
The Coalition for Preserving Memory and Duke University Union collaborated to present a multimedia exhibit as part of Genocide Remembrance Week.
Powwow organizer talks Duke Native American culture
Maia Hutt is a Trinity senior who helped organize this year’s Native American Student Alliance Powwow.
Friendship Houses welcome Divinity students and individuals with disabilities
As its first year comes to a close, residents of the Friendship House—which unites Duke Divinity students and individuals with developmental and learning disabilities under one roof—reflect on the...
DUSDAC considers rearranging food truck lineup
The Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee deliberated Monday on what food trucks and Merchants-on-Points restaurants should be recommended to Duke Dining for next year based on a survey...
Kwai steps down as junior class vice president
Isabella Kwai—junior class vice president-elect—announced her decision to step down from the VP position in a Facebook post Saturday.
Arts and Sciences Council passes innovation and entrepreneurship certificate proposal
Arts and Sciences Council members approved a new innovation and entrepreneurship certificate Thursday.
DSG vice presidents elected
The undergraduate student body elected Duke Student Government vice presidents, senators and class council representatives for the 2014-2015 academic year Thursday evening.
Senior Jennifer Sherman selected as student commencement speaker
Sherman is the first female student to give the commencement address since 2000.
University round-up: new appointments
Tommy Sowers has been appointed to a professorship at the Sanford School and Steven Cohn has been reappointed as director of Duke University Press.
DSG Senate approves resolution to support ePrint allocation reduction
Duke Student Government Senate approved a resolution to support the ePrint initiative introduced by representatives from Students for Sustainable Living, following a debate centered around the...
Panel challenges societal frameworks around sex and sex work
In light of campus and national conversations about adult film actress Belle Knox, several professors, students and sex workers gathered for an academic discussion around sex work Wednesday night...
Applied physics institute will bridge Trinity and Pratt innovation
Duke faculty in physics and engineering departments are developing an applied physics institute to turn fundamental physics into viable technological prototypes.
NC fraternity chapters fundraise for domestic violence awareness
Duke’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter has joined the state-wide Fraternities4Family campaign to increase domestic violence awareness.
Faculty propose to team-teach with research partners across institutions
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences will introduce new and redesigned classes in 2015 in which Duke professors team-teach with research partners at other universities.
Class of 2018 summer reading book "Americanah" brings diversity to summer books of the past
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah" has been chosen as the summer reading book for the Class of 2018—the first time that Duke has chosen a book written by a woman of color.
DSG Judiciary will not hear president’s motion
The Judiciary will not hear a case from Duke Student Government to overturn the Judiciary’s decision to reallocate $40,000 worth of recovered funds to campus projects.