Despite low attendance due to inclement weather, GPSC convened Tuesday to discuss revisions to bylaws, pass two environmental resolutions and hear about the new strategic plan.

GPSC reviews wish list for new strategic plan

“This steering committee is really looking for input from graduate and professional students."

GPSC elects President Shellhorn for graduate Young Trustee

Amidst dissention among the Young Trustee Screening Committee, the Graduate and Professional Student Council elected Ben Shellhorn as the Young Trustee to serve a two-year term beginning in August.

Graduate School hands out grants for professional guidance

The program is designed to give different departments more ability to direct their professional development programs to their specific set of students.

GPSC assesses walk-up line practices, changes bylaws

In their first meeting of the spring semester, the general assembly of the Graduate and Professional Student Council passed 12 amendments to their bylaws.

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Law School alumnus gives $1.25 million for new entrepreneurship faculty chair

The Karl W. Leo Professorship is the most recent of eight faculty positions established at the School of Law through Duke Forward, the University's seven-year, $3.25 billion capital campaign.

The Graduate and Professional Student Council passed a resolution urging the Board of Trustees add another graduate Young Trustee. (Chronicle File Photo)

GPSC urges addition of third graduate Young Trustee

To increase the representation of graduate student interests within the University, GPSC has passed a resolution urging the Board of Trustees to increase their graduate Young Trustees from two to...

The Fuqua School of Business is now ranked first by Bloomberg.

Fuqua jumps to number one in Bloomberg rankings

The highest Fuqua ranked before this year in Bloomberg’s biennial MBA rankings was number five in 2000.

GPSC urges administration to abandon continuation fees

A resolution urging administration to eliminate the $6,324 per year fee for humanities Ph.D. students beyond their fifth year of study was approved Tuesday.

New grant focuses on graduate student paths outside academia

The new Professional Development Grant will give graduate students or departments up to $2,000 for programming related to professional growth.

The 2014 Annual International Week—which began Sept. 29—featured events that celebrated the numerous international students and scholars that make up its diverse student body.

Duke Law celebrates International Week

As the international opportunities in the School of Law continue to expand, the law student body enjoyed a celebration of its international composition this week.

Students in Duke's graduate and professional schools camp out in designated areas of the Blue Zone parking lot to await season tickets for men's basketball.

Grad students pack Blue Zone for season ticket line

In the largest gathering of graduate and professional students of the year concluded this weekend, as more than 2,000 students participated in the annual basketball campout.

The Nicholas School's Environment Hall, pictured above, was completed and opened for use within the past year.

Nicholas School's new dean poised for international approach

Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment is poised to take an international approach after undergoing two major transitions.

Law School clinic helps exonerate man after 22 years in prison

Michael Parker spent 22 years in jail for crimes he did not commit—and now, thanks to work by Duke's Wrongful Convictions Clinic, he is finally free.

The above excerpt is from the open letter Dean Hays wrote to the Divinity School community.

Divinity dean's remarks contested following demonstration

Dozens gathered before the Divinity School’s convocation Tuesday in a show of support for the LGBTQ community, following the circulation of a statement allegedly made by Dean Richard Hays that some...

New Nursing School dean chosen

Marion Broome has been named dean of the School of Nursing.

Alan Townsend, the incoming Dean for the Nicholas School of the Environment, is currently a professor at the University of Colorado—Boulder.

Townsend tapped as new Nicholas School dean

Alan Townsend, an ecosystem ecologist and professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Grad School receives $7.5 million from Duke Endowment

The Graduate School received a $7.5 million donation from the Charlotte-based Duke Endowment Tuesday.

Graduate students pool money in Duke Collective

Seven graduate students from different departments have chosen to deposit their entire stipends into a shared account from which they pay for bills, groceries and other expenses.

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...

The Friendship Houses celebrate the first year of successfully bringing together Divinity students and people with disabilities.

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...

Provost Peter Lange discussed his role at the University at Tuesday's GPSC meeting.

GPSC confirms new leaders and learns of Provost role

The GPSC meeting Tuesday focused on electing new leadership as well as the Provost's role in shaping the future of the University.

Veteran student enrollment surges over past five years

The number of veteran students at Duke has increased significantly over the last few years, but some say their veteran identity has not differentiated them from other average Duke students.

GPSC learns about University governance and decision-making

The Executive Committee of the Academic Council presented on the faculty governance structure and the decision-making process for major University changes at a meeting of the Graduate and...

Due to ongoing construction of a new track, graduate students and law school faculty that used to park in the Whitford lot must now park in the Blue Zone.

Graduate parking moved to Blue Zone

Some students at the School of Law, Sanford School of Public Policy and Fuqua Business School now have to walk a little further from their parking spots.

Making matches a route to happiness

A match made in heaven may be more heavenly for the matchmaker than those matched, according to a Duke study.