BOT Executive Committee meets for financial business, board appointments

The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees held a fairly routine meeting last Friday—making minor revisions to bylaws and reappointing members of various University boards.

'Duke was truly unmatched': 2019 admits sound off

At 7 p.m. Thursday night, 2,650 of more than 28,000 regular decision applicants learned they had been accepted to Duke.

Council Chair Thomas Robisheaux at a previous Arts and Sciences Council meeting.

Arts and Sciences Council considers new certificate program, plagiarism report

A new certificate program focusing on civic engagement is working its way toward approval.

The #WhatWeNeedFromDuke campaign, which aims to provide an outlet for students of color and other groups to express their fears, concerns and needs, has elicited more than 80 physical submissions through post-it notes on the glass wall of the Black Student Alliance office.

Campaigns emerge to address racism at Duke

In social media campaigns and in physical spaces on campus, some students are calling to change the way issues of race are recognized and addressed at Duke.

Duke admits 2,650 regular decision applicants

For the third consecutive year, Duke's regular decision acceptance rate is in the single digits—coming in at 9.4 percent for the Class of 2019.

The Duke Office of the University Registrar has received more than 50 requests to review students' admissions files.

Duke sees spike in requests for admission records

Students are taking advantage of the ability to look into their admissions files—both at Duke and across the country.

Students have questioned the effectiveness of the new Philo systems after experiencing delays and interruptions.

With Roku television streaming, some students want to change the channel

Duke’s change to an Internet streaming service for campus televisions has been met with criticism from many students.

The DSG Senate passed a budgetary statute which will distribute roughly $180,000 into the annual budget over the next three years.

DSG allocates additional group funding for next three years

“This is quite possibly the biggest reallocation [of SOFC funds] in recent history."

In an election process that spanned nearly two hours, GPSC elected the next council president and three other positions.

Abigail LaBella elected GPSC president

In an election process that spanned nearly two hours, GPSC elected three other positions—several other offices will be voted upon at the April meeting. All winning candidates currently serve in the...

Project Arts debuts amid increase in pre-orientation apps

Project Arts, set to debut in August 2015, will focus on introducing interested freshmen to Duke's art community and emphasize engagement with the city of Durham.

Renovations to Cameron Indoor Stadium will include a new scaled lobby, memorabilia space and two areas for game-day ticketing on the first floor.

Cameron renovations next in line for Duke athletics

Beginning in April, Cameron Indoor Stadium will undergo the first major expansion in its 70-year history.

Utilities upgrades add construction detours on Towerview

The project is a seven-month process to upgrade and relocate gas and hot water lines and centralizing Duke's power system affected portions of Towerview Road.

Dean of Admissions Christoph Guttentag / Special to The Chronicle

Duke joins initiative facilitating community college transfers

As part of the American Honors program, Duke will encourage transfer candidates who have successfully completed the program’s honors curriculum to apply to Duke.

Waffle truck pitches Belgian tastes to DUSDAC

A taste of Belgium may soon be coming to campus.

DataFest draws hundreds to solve stats challenges

More than 200 students scrutinized, analyzed and visualized data during this weekend’s DataFest.

FERPA request gives inside look at Duke admissions process

With admissions decisions for the Class of 2019 just around the corner, a look at a Duke admissions file shows an attempt to summarize applicants efficiently while still evaluating them holistically.

Graduate School Dean Paula McClain spoke to Academic Council Thursday about the role of the Duke master's degree.

As Duke master's programs expand, Academic Council debates role of degree

As the number of master's programs offered by the University has increased, so have questions about the purpose and value of a Duke master's degree.

Junior Keizra Mecklai was elected to be the next DSG president, the fourth woman in four years to hold the position.

Trend of female DSG presidents sparks conversation on gender and leadership

Junior Keizra Mecklai’s recent victory in the Duke Student Government presidential election will make her the fourth consecutive female student body president—a promising sign for female leadership...

DSG sponsors weekend bus service to Southpoint

Duke Student Government will soon be starting a bimonthly bus service to Southpoint Mall and Target on Saturdays.

A "fiesta"-themed PowerPoint produced by the Program in Education for welcome parties at the start of the 2008-2009 academic year underscored Mendez' concerns.

Former professor returns to campus, starts dialogue on Latino faculty representation

The departure of visiting Latino professor Jason Mendez raised concerns last year about the representation and treatment of Latino/a faculty at Duke.

Tony Kushner discussed art and politics at the Sanford School of Public Policy Wednesday.

Pulitzer-winning dramatist Kushner addresses modern political gridlock

Drawing parallels between Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, "Lincoln" screenwriter Tony Kushner tackled the modern state of politics with an eye on the past.

Duke has announced the relocation of many events that normally take place in the Duke Chapel while it undergoes renovation until Spring 2016.

University announces relocation of Chapel services during renovations

The Duke Chapel will be closing for renovations immediately following Commencement activities this year.

Dean of Academic Advising Elizabeth Fox addressed the Senate about the state of the advising program.

Duke Student Government rejects restructuring plan

The Duke Student Government Senate failed to pass legislation lowering the number of senators and committees.

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Marketplace to undergo renovations in Summer

The Class of 2019 will have to ask each other two questions about where to sit at Marketplace: right or left and top or bottom.

Hoping to attract members of the Duke, Divinity School and Durham communities, the labyrinth is a modern take on an ancient religious symbol used to help people find inner peace.

Chapel labyrinth offers place for solace, inner peace

Hoping to attract members of the Duke, Divinity School and Durham communities, the labyrinth is a modern take on an ancient religious symbol used to help people find inner peace when confronted...