Dawkins urges students to consider evolution a fact
Controversial evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins spoke at Duke to promote his new book, “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution,” and discuss his ideas on the...
Gates reviews effects of voluntary service
After discussing the state of America’s all-volunteer military force, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates implored Duke students to “earn their freedom” Wednesday night.
FEMA administrator discusses emergency response
In emergency situations, bureaucracy and inefficiency hamper traditional relief efforts, FEMA Chief of Staff Jason McNamara said Tuesday night.
Group discusses attendance policy, upcoming events
Tuesday’s Duke University Union meeting addressed several topics including member attendance, Joe College Day and other upcoming events.
NGO CEO explores increasing emphasis on development
Charles MacCormack said nonprofits are in desperate need of “orchestra leaders”: people with technical backgrounds and entrepreneurial instincts that can handle global problems in an increasingly...
Duke alumni celebrated Homecoming with several events over the weekend, including Friday’s pep rally and President Brodhead’s Homecoming Dance, with Tailgate and a football game against Army Saturday.
Jervis talks difficulties of post-war analyses
With the Iraq war in the end stages, Columbia professor Robert Jervis provided insight into the conflict and the pitfalls of analyzing war itself.
‘Precious’ director takes issues head on
During his address, Hollywood director Lee Daniels gave his audience some advice.
Panelists discuss illegal immigrant issue
Four panelists met Tuesday night to discuss illegal immigrants and potential reform as part of Duke Political Union’s “Super Tuesday” series.
Group holds event to recruit new members
Duke University Union held its first general body meeting of the year last night.
NYSE CEO talks politics, economics
A crowd gathered at Fuqua Tuesday afternoon to hear NYSE Euronext Chief Executive Officer Duncan Niederauer speak about U.S. policy and finance.
NPHC seeks funding for annual show
In its meeting Tuesday night, the Duke University Union received a request for funding and advertising to support the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Homecoming Step Show.
Greek life unites for convocation
Despite their associations with 80’s parties, Tailgate and beer pong, members of the greek scene emphasized their commitment to academics and unity Tuesday night.
Price reflects on experience in Congress
Rep. David Price, D-N.C. and a former political science and public policy professor, spoke to a small crowd Tuesday evening in the West Union Building, hoping to inspire students to become more...
Danzig urges students to ‘take new risks’
In today’s uncertain times, Richard Danzig believes one can never be too certain about the future.
Union looks to add freshmen to senior board
With an executive board staffed primarily by seniors, Duke University Union will turn to freshmen to fill its ranks.
New regulations lead to ‘improved’ first Tailgate
Lady Gaga and Superman were among the star-studded and beer-drenched Tailgate crowd Saturday.
New rules will impose alcohol limit at Tailgate
Officials will be on student groups’ cases at Tailgate Saturday—30 cases, each. There is now a 30 case limit per vehicle—or 720 beers—and a six-can limit per person entering the Blue Zone...
Duke student broadcasting network expands online
Duke’s student-run broadcast network has undergone a major makeover. At their meeting Tuesday night, Duke University Union members discussed the changes made to expand Duke’s student broadcast...
Forever Duke Block Party hosted by the Duke Alumni Association
Past, present and even future blue devils gathered yesterday in the middle of Chapel Drive to attend the Forever Duke Block Party, which was hosted by the Duke Alumni Association.
The career of microfinance pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who will speak at commencement Sunday, demonstrates the potential to bridge the gap between academia’s ivory tower...
At commencement, Duke University Improv member David Distenfeld will face his biggest crowd on campus yet. Distenfeld, a senior, was chosen to address students, faculty and family during Sunday’s...
Looking Back: Freshman Year
Freshman move-in day might have been hot and sweaty for this year’s graduating seniors, but the national view of the campus they would soon call home was anything but sunny.
Looking Back: Sophomore Year
The Class of 2010 experienced a sophomore year that was heavy in transitions surrounding the lacrosse case, housing facilities and faculty members.