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.

Ronald Daise, former “Gullah Gullah Island” host, speaks with Charlie Thompson,  director of the B.N. Duke Scholars program, about the scholars’ summer research on the Gullah Geechee heritage Monday.

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.

Nationally, more and and more students come into college with depression, often treated with medication, and this trend is mirrored at Duke.

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.

Dante Basco, voice actor for “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Jake Long: American Dragon,” speaks about being an Asian-American artist at this year's Triangle-Area Asian Student Conference.

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 walk around the Engineering Quad while on a campus tour Thursday for Blue Devil Days.

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.

A student participates in DukeEngage Guatemala.

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.

Employees wait outside the Bryan Center Tuesday morning as police investigate a bomb threat.

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 performed at Old Duke Friday. The concert is organized annually by the Joe College committee.

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."

Startup Challenge keynote speaker David Cummings, Trinity ’02, announces that he will donate $500,000 to endow undergraduate entrepreneurship.

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.

Andrew Wilkinson, Pratt '08, started a nonprofit called StudentDonate.com that gives college students a platform to raise money to cover college costs through crowdsourcing microdonations.

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.

Some students are questioning whether or not artist Travis Porter should perform at this year’s LDOC because his songs’ lyrics contain controversial elements.

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.

Freshman Grant Jirka is the media director for the Presidential Youth Council which represents young adults in national politics.

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.

Members of DukeAFRICA perform at their annual cultural showcase, Jabulani, Saturday. This show, which featured African fashion, song and dance took place in Page Auditorium.

Duke BSAI 'elevated' for 50th anniversary of integration

Black Student Alliance Invitational aimed for a more elevated tone in honor of the 50th anniversary of Duke’s integration.