Ken Ilgunas lived  in his van while he attended Duke’s Graduate school’s liberal art’s program.

Alum publishes memoir on van-dwelling days at Duke

After leading an unconventional lifestyle for over two years, a Duke graduate student chose to emulate philosopher Henry David Thoreau with an experimental experience.

The Board of Trustees recently rejected the plan for the West Union remodel, prompting a redesign, said Executive Vice President Tallman Trask.

Donations insufficient for remodel

Even after receiving the largest donation in Duke’s history, the University is struggling to carry out a major renovation project.

Former Duke student Melinda Gates, Trinity 86’ and Fuqua ‘87, speaks to students about the importance of communication at Commencement Sunday.

Q & A with Melinda Gates

The Chronicle’s Raisa Chowdhury talked to Melinda Gates before commencement to discuss her relationship with Duke, her philanthropy and her daily life.

Several roads around campus are currently being worked on which could complicate the bus routes.

Mobility limited by construction

Construction on Campus Drive and West Main Street is complicating transportation routes around campus.

2013 diploma distribution schedule

Melinda Gates, Trinity ‘86 and Fuqua ‘87, has been recognized for her philanthropic work around the world in the areas of health and education.

Melinda Gates to deliver commencement speech Sunday

Melinda Gates will return to her alma mater to address the Class of 2013 Sunday.

Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, James B. Duke professor of medicine, celebrates his Nobel Prize in chemistry. He received the award in October.

Senior Year '12-'13

Senior year concludes after a series of immense campus policy changes and historic athletic feats.

Andrew Barnill, who will graduate Sunday with a Master degree from the Divinity school, will be this year’s student speaker at commencement. He will discuss the intersections of religion and ambition.

Andrew Barnhill to deliver student speech at commencement

Barnhill will deliver the student commencement speech Sunday.

Students fill out voting registration forms in advance to show their support against Amendment One last Spring.

Junior Year '11-'12

Junior year was characterized by flux in policy on and off campus.

In the Fall of 2010, students celebrated their last Tailgate, canceled after a 14 year old was found unconscious in a Porta Potty.

Sophomore Year '10-'11

Sophomore year was characterized by periods of positive global attention on the University.

Coach Krzyzewski celebrates after his players win the 2010 NCAA championship tournament.

Freshman Year '09-'10

Freshman year offered a mix of highs and lows.

CAPS gives tips on how to relieve stress

To help students prepare for their finals, The Chronicle’s Anthony Hagouel spoke with Gary Glass, assistant director for outreach and developmental programming at CAPS, on how to alleviate stress.

Alpha Delta Phi to join Interfraternity Council

Alpha Delta Phi will join the Interfraternity Council in the Fall after being denied admittance in March.

Students participated in the silent disco during the Last Day of Classes' celebration.

Continued LDOC policies create safer event

At this year's LDOC, the number of emergency medical calls increased, but there were fewer transports to the hospital, a reversal of 2012 statistics.

Students collect their wristbands in anticipation for the Last Day of Classes celebration.

Duke LDOC starts with daytime focus

Steve Aoki and Kendrick Lamar will take Duke by storm during today’s Last Day of Classes celebration.

Students from Duke and UNC show support for a hunger strike among Guantanamo Bay prisoners on the Chapel Quad Monday. The protesters plan to occupy the quad indefinitely.

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.

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.