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.
Weekend At Duke: April 1-3
Pictures of TEDxDuke, African Drums, Edible Books, Oberlin Steel Drums, Pancakes for Parkinson's, Pets on the Quad, Poker Tournament, and the Pitchforks.
Despite weather, the show goes on
Despite inclement weather, award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco performed in a sold-out show Thursday night at Erwin Park on Central Campus
Elliott discusses increasing anti-Islam sentiment
American Muslims are facing increasing amounts of public distrust and hate speech, said Andrea Elliott, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times.
Fifty years of Goodall work to be digitized
Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall has brought her research to Duke.
BSAI Sound Off
About 130 high school seniors visited the University’s campus this weekend for the Black Student Alliance Invitational, a recruitment event for black prospective students.
Legend promotes social causes in speech, songs
Soon after he took the stage Friday night, musician and humanitarian John Legend gave a packed Page Auditorium the “green light.”
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.
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...