Duke, UNC students unite to support Guantanamo prisoners
Students from Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stood in solidarity for those incarcerated at the United States’ Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Duke culture may contribute to depression among students
Rates of depression are increasing across college campuses nationwide, and students at Duke face unique risks for mental health.
B.N. Duke scholars to work with Gullah Geechee groups
The Gullah Geechee Gala—an event hosted Monday evening—celebrated a new summer program which allows Benjamin N. Duke Scholars to live and work with Gullah Geechee groups in Conway, S.C.
Depression among Duke students reflects national trends
Although he had been a diligent student throughout the majority of high school, something shifted for Advait Ghuge, now a senior, before he arrived at Duke.
DukeEngage aims to fix perceived flaws
As an international service program, DukeEngage faces the challenge of proving that it offers students more than just a free trip abroad.
Conference aims to promote Asian American dialogue, identity
TAASCON featured an entire day of activities intended to facilitate productive discourse and allow students to interact with others concerned with Asian-American issues
TEDxDuke explores innovation and globalization
Students and presenters flocked to TEDxDuke for a sampling of homegrown ideas worth spreading.
DukeEngage designed to shift culture, bolster brand post-lacrosse
Administrators intended in part to offset branding issues presented by the lacrosse scandal through building a program that put Duke in a positive light.
Prospective freshmen share thoughts on Duke
Hundreds of prospective freshmen visit campus in April for Blue Devil Days to see if Duke is where they want to go.
Ideal DukeEngage experience elusive for some
The University’s signature civic engagement program is still encountering challenges as it attempts to bring its ambitious mission to fruition.
Main Street bridge replacement to close key routes
The planned replacement of the bridge near East Campus this summer will require vehicles to find alternate routes.
Blue Devils launch online transaction service
Some students have said goodbye to Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson and embraced the new cash-free transaction service.
Greek Culture Initiative seeks student feedback
A panel of students and administrators weighed benefits and drawbacks of greek culture on campus following the release of a report by the Greek Culture Initiative.
Duke's hookah culture is underrepresented
Despite the presence of three hookah lounges on or near campus, many cite Duke as still having an “underground” hookah culture.
Bryan Center cleared for entry after bomb threat
An anonymous call to Durham Police said there was a bomb in the building.
Duke OKs student health insurance coverage for sex reassignment
Sexual reassignment surgery for transgendered students will be covered in students’ health care plans, effective this Fall.
Smash Mouth lead singer discusses 20 years with the band
"At the end of the day, I think the biggest thing about a band being together is [to not] let it become about the money. That’s the biggest thing. It’s the money."
Ultra-slim Contact Lens Refresh Card wins Duke Start-Up Challenge
The $50,000 grand prize was awarded to Refresh Innovations—the maker of an ultra-slim, all-in-one contact lens case and solution package.
Duke Panhel selects Gamma Phi Beta as 10th sorority
The Panhellenic Association voted to expand in Spring 2012, in response to an increase in recruitment numbers over the past five years.
Andrew Barnhill selected as 2013 Duke commencement student speaker
Barnhill, a law student who will also be receiving a masters degree from the Divinity School, was chosen from several dozen candidates.
Duke alum helps students crowdsource for college funds
Duke alum Andrew Wilkinson created StudentDonate.com, a nonprofit that gives college students a platform to crowdsource micro-donations to help them afford tuition, books and other school expenses.
Greek organizations participate in PACT training
Many greek organizations on campus have taken steps toward reducing gender violence at Duke by committing to train their members to prevent, act, challenge and teach.
Transgender students grapple with gender norms
Even as Duke moves forward with transgender friendly policies, student leaders are worried about transgender students being able to comfortably transition genders on Duke’s campus.
Students protest Travis Porter pick for LDOC, citing sexist lyrics
Travis Porter’s controversial lyrics have caused some students to challenge the selection criteria for performers at the Last Day of Classes concerts.
Duke freshman directs media for new Presidential Youth Council
Freshman engineering student Grant Jirka represents young adults’ voices in politics as director of media on the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council.