Photographer Alex Harris discusses approach to Katrina images
A photographer spoke about the need to humanize tragedy Wednesday—putting a face to the statistics of a disaster.
Scholars discuss religious commonality
Religions are not all rooted in the same fundamental truth, at least in the opinion of bestselling author Stephen Prothero.
Hendrick stresses value of employees
One of North Carolina’s most successful businessmen gave away a few prized trade secrets Tuesday evening.
Bard President wants focus on humanities
American students are entering the adult world without morals, self-discipline and maturity—all because of modern education, said Bard College President Leon Botstein.
TEDxDuke to feature 15 diverse speakers
Entrepreneurs, Duke neuroscientists and a beatboxing flautist will be coming to Duke April 2 under the banner of the TED brand, known for its compelling series of online lecture videos.
Speakers outline future of bioethics
Preventative care and personalized medicine will be powerful forces in the medical community in coming decades, said speakers at a bioethics conference this weekend.
Abdul Rauf tackles debate over Park51
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said he has had a dream of building a Muslim community center, an equivalent of a YMCA, for the past 20 years.
The Lupe fiasco comes to an end
Seniors who anticipated rapper Lupe Fiasco’s concert at their freshman year LDOC will finally have a chance to see him perform in their last semester.
‘Startup America’ aims to bolster entrepreneurship
Representatives from the Obama and Small Business administrations gathered in Durham to launch “Startup America”—a campaign that seeks to forge ties between government officials and entrepreneurs...
DPS admin reflects on his first year
Reflecting on the first year of his tenure, Durham Public Schools Superintendent Eric Becoats said he plans to focus on improving low-performing schools, developing and retaining good teachers,...
Ledbetter discusses wage discrimination
When Lilly Ledbetter realized her employer of 19 years paid her significantly less than her male counterparts, she was determined to make things fair for herself and other women—and she did.
Students look to link tailgate to football
Nearly four months after administrators canceled Tailgate, Duke Student Government held a forum Monday to gather input from students for a new kind of celebration.
Deputy Secretary of State emphasizes international cooperation
Recent international developments have reinforced the need for cooperation with global partners in American foreign policy, the nation’s number two diplomat said Monday.
Menand discusses the values of undergraduate liberal arts studies
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to find a practical application for a liberal arts education, an acclaimed author and professor said Thursday.
FCC chair argues for more open spectrum
Improving this country’s communication infrastructure is crucial to ensuring American success in the 21st century.
TEDx speakers call on students to lead change
When it comes to universities’ future role in global change, academic institutions have two options: They can either be in the way, or in the lead, said Phillip Auerwald, associate professor at the...
Conference builds skills for US-China understanding
Blue Devils and Tar Heels came together this past weekend to learn about how China might play into their future.
Durham politicians emphasize city's connection to Duke
Two Durham politicians presented a brief history of the city Thursday, but they made sure to emphasize its future and its connection to Duke.
Library party returns with ’60s advertising theme
For one night, Perkins Library will transform into the advertising headquarters of Sterling, Cooper, Perkins and Bostock.
Ochoa urges reinvention of education
The Duke community got a reminder Thursday of the importance of higher education—and the many difficulties surrounding its success.
Danticat relates literary response to Haiti tragedy
Acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat spoke to an audience in Smith Warehouse about how she and other affected writers responded to last year’s Haitian earthquake Tuesday night.
Group elects Sussman as new president
Incoming DUU President Rachel Sussman will lead the organization’s effort to increase communication and collaboration across campus.
Del Valle speaks on heritage, relationships
In light of Valentine’s Day, poet Mayda del Valle told the large audience gathered in Reynolds Industries Theater Monday evening that although she thinks love is great, it is also the most...
Fraternity and SLG rush see large turnouts
After several weeks of rush, members of Duke’s Interfraternity Council fraternities and selective living groups have extended bids to new members.