The transition to the University's independent housing model continued in 2014-15, with more independent students exercising their right of return than ever before.

Independent housing model continues growth in 2014-15

Duke administrators are working to narrow the gap between the housing experience of independent and affiliated students.

The Chi Psi section in Edens

Chi Psi Reestablishes on Campus

After a year spent recruiting new members, Duke's chapter of Chi Psi has reestablished itself and looks to increase its name recognition on campus.

Petition launched to protest housing quotas

A petition denouncing recent housing guidelines that require 30 percent of selective living group and greek housing residents to be upperclassmen has gained support from many student groups,...

HDRL to enforce SLG, greek housing quotas

Three years after the policy was announced, Housing, Dining and Residential Life will be enforcing the mandate that 40 percent of residents in selective living groups and greek housing be...

Two-thirds of juniors abroad denied off-campus housing

The off-campus housing lottery for juniors studying abroad gave less than one-third of applicants the chance to leave campus in the Spring.

Gender-neutral housing comes to East Campus

For the first time in Duke's history, all undergraduate students have access to gender-neutral housing—but freshmen have not yet taken advantage of it.

In addition to providing a cleaning service for students, Madison Bradshaw, director of outreach for Campus Enterprises, said she hopes to enhance the Durham community through the service.

New service cleans student apartments

Campus Enterprises, a student entrepreneurial group, has recently launched Maid My Day, a cleaning service for Duke students living in apartments.

Beginning this May, the Housing, Dining and Residence Life staff will undertake a project to improve Edens dorms, like the one pictured above, and their sense of community.

Edens to undergo "beautification" to increase desirability

Edens Quadrangle has traditionally been one of the least popular housing options on West Campus.

Benches on East Campus like the one pictured above were removed this summer for violating new size guidelines.

East Campus benches removed due to size restrictions

The Class of 2018 arrived on East Campus missing a traditional component of the campus landscape: house benches.

Formerly known as Aycock Residence Hall, the freshman dormitory pictured above will now be East Residence Hall.

Aycock renamed following student leaders' call for action

Duke University freshman dormitory Aycock will be renamed East Residence Hall, following years of protest over the building's namesake.

Students wait to select their rooms from the 2014-15 academic year.

Independent students feel lack of community in housing model

Independent students are still voicing concern about a lack of community in houses following the second year of room selections.

University insurance does not cover damaged personal property. Many students were surprised by this fact following the Brown Dormitory fire.

Students surprised at potential lack of homeowner's insurance following Brown fire

Duke is not responsible for any damage to students' personal property that occurs in on-campus housing.

Independents look to enhance community under housing model

Independent houses are attempting to enhance their own sense of community under the new Duke housing model.

Third floor Brown residents to get room access in near future

Third floor Brown residents could begin to move back into their rooms as soon as Monday.

Items such as towels and blankets have been stolen from Alspaugh residents.

Alspaugh belongings fall victim to alleged kleptomaniac

Despite continued uncertainty, many students have expressed concerns about the existence of a kleptomaniac in Alspaugh Dormitory.

A team of workers from AFTERDISASTER emergency service are working to correct smoke an water damage in Brown residence hall.

Brown residents remain displaced in wake of fire

Residents of Brown’s third floor displaced by last night’s fire will not be able to return to their rooms until early next week.

Fire trucks line up outside of Brown Dormitory to put out the fire.

Small fire breaks out in Brown Dormitory on East Campus

Emergency Coordinatory Kyle Cavanaugh said the residents were evacuated safely and there were no injuries reported.

Gender neutral housing to be added to East Campus

Beginning with the Class of 2018, freshmen will have access to gender-neutral housing on East Campus.

Frothingham talks gender neutral housing

Senior Sunny Frothingham, co-president of Duke Students for Gender Neutrality, worked closely with administrators to help facilitate the policy changes to gender neutral housing.

Central Campus common rooms safe from conversion to student housing

Despite previous uncertainties, independent common rooms on Central Campus are safe for now.

Some students keep their bags unpacked while others return home for the holidays.

Costly trips keep some students on campus over break

After dorms close Dec. 16, some students stay behind with no way of going home for the holidays.

Most cultural SLGs see success two years in

Following the disbanding of the Latino Cultural House in 2011, two other cultural living groups have prospered.

Housing model raises student criticism

The face of Duke student housing shifted seismically last year, and students are still adjusting to the new lay of the land.

Duke finalizes Central Campus upgrades

Originally built as temporary housing in the 1970s, the Central Campus apartments are receiving their last upgrades for the next decade.

Students work in common space in Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall. The dorm is about to undergo renovations to improve common space and accessibility.

GA dorm to see improved accessibility, common space

Gilbert-Addoms is about to get a makeover.