Bair: recession a failure of accountability
In her visit to Duke, the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation recalled failures that led to the financial crisis and offered suggestions for avoiding similar problems in the future.
‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author promotes newest book
In a presentation ranging from anecdotal airport recollections to reflections on soul-altering meditations, best-selling Elizabeth Gilbert addressed a Durham audience to promote her most recent...
Keohane explores effective leadership
Duke’s first and only female president returned to campus to share what she has learned from her study and practice of leadership.
Baker gives analysis of Pres. Obama
The way the public views a presidency is shaped not only by an administration’s policies, but also by the people who stand on the sidelines of history and document it.
Brodhead tells students to ‘think hard, play well’
Students got the rare opportunity to question top administrators about campus culture, scandals and decisions that take place behind administrators’ closed doors.
New Joe College Day chair hopes to increase attendance
Duke University Union members elected junior Kawon Lee as the Joe College Day committee chair Tuesday, with the goal of improving and attracting more students to the event.
Reilly shares findings of BP investigation
In the months following the Gulf oil spill last April, a group of experts has searched for answers. Members of the Duke community were presented with first-hand insight into the investigation...
Experts links environmental effects, social groups
A symposium held Friday recognized that the community is key to addressing environmental concerns.
Eta Prime re-affiliates with nat’l Kappa Sigma fraternity
Eight years after disaffiliating with its national charter, the off-campus student organization known as Eta Prime has received official recognition from the Kappa Sigma fraternity’s national...
Panhel sororities extend 367 bids
The Duke Chapel bells had guest accompaniment on Sunday—the gleeful chanting of women accepting membership into their respective “Best Damn Pledge Class.”
Panel debates women’s role in progressives
Delta Sigma Phi held the very first fraternity progressive on Duke’s campus 20 years ago, and the rush tradition still stands today.
Obama envoy discusses American-Muslim relations
The Obama administration wants to engage with Muslims around the world by building and sustaining connections within Islamic communities, said Farah Pandith, first special representative to Muslim...
Marketing Club to host ’60s-themed party in Perkins
After a year-long delay, students looking to trade in their notebooks for champagne flutes can do so next month at Perkins library.
Panhel sees record registration numbers for third year
More than 500 women registered for Panhellenic recruitment this year, surpassing last year’s mark by 76 students.
Amid snow piles, inhabitants of Krzyzewskiville cozy up in sleeping bags in shelters varying from tents to tarps held up by sticks.
Makoni fights to empower women
Betty Makoni was raped at age six, a tragedy not uncommon in her native Zimbabwe. As an adult, she has worked against such injustices and has rescued more than 35,000 girls and women since 1999.
Panel examines China’s rising power
The rise of China may not necessarily be at the expense of the United States, three professors noted during a panel Tuesday night.
Panelists debate harm of WikiLeaks release
WikiLeaks has broad and potentially negative implications for the future of the United States—particularly with respect to foreign policy initiatives and the sharing of information with the public,...
Financial moguls discuss state of global economy
A group of leading investors discussed lessons learned from the financial crisis in the School of Law Thursday.
Popular TV show airs episode inspired by Owen PowerPoint
After a raunchy PowerPoint detailing the sexual encounters of a Duke alumna went viral, some sympathetic Dukies found themselves asking a rhetorical question: Could it get any worse?
Butin: Service programs are not enough
College students often set out with the goal of changing the world. But for Dan Butin, dean of the school of education at Merrimack College, the academic approach to achieving that goal is...
Physician recounts toll of Second Chechen War
During the Russian Chechen Wars, a vicious conflict unbeknownst to many in the West, thousands of children sustained injuries requiring extensive plastic surgery.
Committee considers Spring concert on Central Campus
Duke University Union members discussed the possibility of a Spring concert on Central Campus during their meeting Tuesday night.
Kristiansen details ESPN’s evolution
Risk and innovation, underscored by a devotion to supportive teamwork—these are ESPN’s keys to success, noted one of its chief executives.