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: 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.
Brodhead joins leaders in China
Duke University President Richard Brodhead joined corporate CEOs, university leaders and presidents of some of the world’s most influential nations April 15 and 16 in China for a conference...
Campus Council goes out ‘with a bang’
It may be called Old Duke, but the celebrations in Keohane Amphitheater Friday also marked a new era in student government.
Q&A with Barbara Kingsolver
After acceptance of the LEAF award last week, author Barbara Kingsolver sat down with The Chronicle’s Julian Spector to talk about her approach to writing, the intersection of science and art and...
About 60 admitted high school seniors attended Latino Student Recruitment Weekend, an annual event hosted by Mi Gente that helps to recruit students to Duke.
Sororities petition against Duke College ACB forum
The nine sororities in the Panhellenic Association have initiated petitions among their members to end Duke’s affiliation with the gossip website CollegeACB.com.
‘Beer Trucks’ scratched from graduation week
For more than 20 years, “Beer Trucks” has been a fixture of Duke’s commencement week activities, but the Class of 2011 will have to make alternate plans for the night before graduation exercises.
Rushdie speaks on role of the novelist
Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie spoke about the power of literature to address human freedoms and conflict in the contemporary world, where public events increasingly impact private lives.
Higginbotham stresses black perspective in legal history
The black perspective is crucial in constructing legal history, Evelyn Higginbotham said Monday.
Journalist shares challenges of Haiti quake
When journalist Damien Cave saw and smelled piles of bodies in Haiti after 2010’s tragic earthquake, his emotions took over.
Kingsolver’s work fuses art and science
Great art combines with a wealth of scientific knowledge in the work of Barbara Kingsolver.
Energy storage project wins $50K grand prize in Start-Up Challenge
In the final competition of the Duke Start-Up Challenge, HyTower Energy Storage beat out a record 110 total competitors and walked away with a $50,000 grand prize.
Rubenstein lauds role of start-ups
Duke Trustee David Rubenstein told students Wednesday that Duke must support entrepreneurs to remain a top institution in the coming decades in addition to the University’s focus on becoming...
Raikes pushes for risks in philanthropy
Jeff Raikes, CEO of the multibillion dollar Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, advocates taking risks and innovating when dealing with complex problems—which for the Gates Foundation ranges from...
CEO stresses emotion in advertising
Students hoping to break into the world of advertising learned some of the tricks of the trade Tuesday night.
The Cataracs cancel LDOC performance
Acclaimed indie-pop duo The Cataracs will not be a part of this year’s Last Day of Classes celebration, LDOC committee co-chairs announced Tuesday.