Looking Back: Senior Year
In a senior year characterized by budget cuts and new plans, the Class of 2010 saw many policy and physical changes to campus, including an NCAA trophy in the men’s basketball case.
Duke students celebrated the Last Day of Classes throughout the day Wednesday on the Main West Quadrangle. The day included performances from Jay Sean, Flogging Molly, Rooney and Big D and the Kids...
British ambassador talks Middle East policy
British Ambassador to the United States Sir Nigel Sheinwald spoke to students and faculty on the topic of British foreign policy in the Middle East at the Sanford School of Public Policy Tuesday...
Duke’s dynamic drug scene largely muted
For some students, partying hard entails far more than liquid intoxication. At Duke, illicit drug users constitute an active minority that operates largely unnoticed.
Group looks to increase visibility during orientation
At its meeting Tuesday night, Duke University Union focused on the upcoming semester, discussing ways to improve both freshman orientation week and attendance at the Homecoming football game.
LDOC policy changes aim to boost safety
The Last Day of Classes will see a few changes this year to promote a safer, healthier celebration. Campus will be closed off to those not affiliated with Duke and police will ensure that motor...
André cares for apes in Congo sanctuary
Duke’s Department of Evolutionary Anthropology opened its first annual Primate Palooza Wednesday with a lecture from Claudine André, founder of Lola Ya Bonobo.
Budget for next year finalized
Duke University Union’s new executive board is gearing up for the last events of the year and preparing for next year’s.
Writing is for everyone, author says
If critically acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer adheres to one writing rule, it is to avoid any rules on writing.
South African cleric shares stories from apartheid
Archbishop Walter Paul Khotso Makhulu brought insights on leadership and faith to a conversation in the Divinity School Friday afternoon.
Gore: Climate change a ‘moral issue’
Despite leaving public office in 2001, Al Gore still knows how to work a crowd. Although Gore opened his speech with a few humorous stories from his political career, he spent most of his talk...
Lane touts climate change as ‘a national priority’
Climate change was a hot topic on Duke’s campus Thursday evening.
Horton examines mistreatment in Guantánamo:
Scott Horton, admitted jokingly, that he is no Al Gore. But those who attended his talk Thursday knew they had stepped into the right room.
LDOC budget hits a lower note
The Last Day of Classes may have a budget that is “down like the economy,” but the committee is still trying to make it a day to remember.
N.E.R.D., Kid Cudi rock Cameron
With the men’s basketball team already in Indianapolis gearing up for the Final Four, Kid Cudi and N.E.R.D. brought a different kind of crazy to Cameron Indoor Stadium.
New Union leadership prepares to take over
Duke University Union finalized its three new committees and will welcome new executive board members next week.
Panel seeks increased gov’t spending on children
Panelists and keynote speaker James Heckman, a Nobel prize-winning economist, addressed such issues pertaining to education in the conference “Investing in Children” in the Sanford School of Public...
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen will speak today
Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen will speak Friday at 4 p.m. in the Goodson Chapel on “The Uses and Abuses of Adam Smith.”
MythBusters’ Adam Savage speech nixed
An April 7 speech by “MythBusters” co-host Adam Savage has been canceled due to a scheduling error.
Skloot connects race, bioethics
Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1951. During the course of her treatment, a tissue sample was taken from her cancerous tumor without her consent.
Nye argues for smart, soft power
Soft power may be Joseph Nye’s coinage, but smart power is America’s calling. In a speech at the Sanford School of Public Policy Tuesday evening, Joseph Nye, former assistant secretary of defense...
Lineup for LDOC finalized
R&B artist Jay Sean and Irish rock band Flogging Molly will co-headline this year’s LDOC concert April 28. Pop-rock band Rooney and ska band Big D and the Kids Table will open.
Jay Sean and Flogging Molly will headline LDOC
R&B artist Jay Sean and Irish rock band Flogging Molly will co-headline this year's LDOC celebration, seniors Christie Falco and Liz Turner, LDOC Committee co-chairs, announced Tuesday...
NYT columnist backs tax hikes
The best guide to future battles over taxes may be the past, said New York Times economics columnist David Leonhardt. In his speech Thursday, Leonhardt said tax increases are inevitable and...