US college graduation rate lags, speaker says
America is falling behind in college graduation rates, which may impact its ability to stay competitive globally.
Duke to Host Interfaith Panels on Religious Response to 9/11
Faith groups at Duke are joining hands to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
South African justice promotes diversity
A judge from South Africa’s highest court promoted diversity as the backbone for social and legal change.
Heat Wave doesn’t faze first-year students
Despite administrators’ attempt to promote official campus activities at the start of this academic year—and the reinvention of the annual Joe College Day—freshmen still made their way to...
Football Gameday sees tamer behavior, dispersed student groups
Like Duke football’s final attempt at a game winner Saturday, some said Football Gameday just came up short.
Students question if 'Football Gameday' can replicate inclusivity
Football Gameday strives to foster safer behavior than did Tailgate, but some students fear it will not foster the same sense of community.
Q&A with Mark Chaves
According to Duke professor Mark Chaves, Americans have less confidence in religious leaders and waning interest in worship.
Q&A with Edwin Black
Before speaking at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life Tuesday night, author Edwin Black sat down with The Chronicle’s Caroline Fairchild to discuss his book.
Famed author criticizes NC eugenics past
Edwin Black, author of “War Against the Weak,” spoke at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life Tuesday about eugenics.
Night at the Nasher Soundoff
Since lugging their belongings into East Campus residence halls Tuesday, students of the Class of 2015 have enjoyed numerous orientation events, one of which was the annual Night at the Nasher.
Angelou inspires freshman class
Instead of entering a poem into a time capsule at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial dedication with the families of King and President Barack Obama, Maya Angelou delivered a heartfelt address to...
Q & A with Jonathan Safran Foer
Duke’s summer reading book for the Class of 2015,“Eating Animals,” takes a hard look into factory farming and challenges readers to make informed decisions about their eating habits.
Foer sparks discussion on factory farming
The Class of 2015 was urged Thursday to ask tough questions, especially as they pertain to food.
Mike Lefevre: Student Commencement Speaker
Former Duke Student Government President Mike Lefevre will step up to the soapbox one last time.
Looking Back: Senior Year 2010-2011
The Class of 2011’s senior year was characterized by periods of positive global attention on the University mired by episodes of tragedy and negative scrutiny.
Looking Back: Junior Year 2009-2010
During their junior year, the Class of 2011 experienced a series of ups and downs.
Looking Back: Sophomore Year 2008-2009
Sophomore year brought many critical events to the attention of the Class of 2011.
Looking Back: Freshman Year 2007-2008
The Class of 2011, arriving as freshmen in August 2007, were the first group of students to start their undergraduate experience somewhat detached from the lacrosse case.
John Chambers: Commencement Speaker
Enduring a national financial crisis throughout its college years, the Class of 2011 will depart Duke having heard the words of John Chambers, one of America’s most successful and prominent CEOs.
Despite Chapel vandalism, admins laud safe LDOC
Administrators and students said that LDOC 2011 was one of the best Duke has seen in recent memory—with one, unfortunate exception.
DUU to take over LDOC committee
With recent changes to student organizations and increasing musician fees, the LDOC committee will now fall under the purview of Duke University Union and lose its independence.
Hosokawa gives unique perspective on Hiroshima
Duke students had the rare opportunity Friday to learn about the present nuclear situation in Japan as well as Japan’s nuclear history from a primary source: a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima bombing.
Hyper Crush to join LDOC musical lineup
The LDOC committee is putting the final touches on the grand finale of the school year.
Students plan ‘Beer Trucks’ alternative
For senior and Duke Student Government President Mike Lefevre, “Beer Trucks”—the traditional commencement week event that was canceled this year—is worth fighting for.