The launch of Duke Forward—the University's second capital campaign—in Fall 2012 set the table for many of the projects that shaped the experiences of the outgoing senior class. | Chronicle File Photo

Sophomore year: 2012-13

Sophomore year featured a number of large-scale campus policy changes and historic athletic feats.

Duke opened a $230-million in February 2012 capable of accommodating almost twice as many patients—one of the many highlights of freshman year for this year's senior class. | Chronicle File Photo

Freshman year: 2011-12

Freshman year was characterized by a series of policy changes on and off campus that drove a wave of student activism.

The current state of Wallace Wade Stadium has forced this year's commencement ceremony to be relocated off campus to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Administrators emphasize continuity despite commencement weekend changes

Despite the change in venue, officials expect the 2015 commencement to feel very similar to previous ones.

Three Duke students organized a same-sex kiss-in at the Spanish Galleon, a night club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Wednesday morning.

Updated: Same-sex kiss-in staged at Myrtle Beach club

Three Duke students organized a same-sex kiss-in at the Spanish Galleon Nightclub, a popular beach week destination in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Board of Trustees Chair David Rubenstein discussed his passion for philanthropy and American history on 60 Minutes Sunday.

BOT Chair Rubenstein profiled on '60 Minutes'

David Rubenstein was featured on CBS’ "60 Minutes" Sunday night in a segment discussing his philanthropic interest in preserving U.S. history.

Worshipers enjoy final Duke Chapel service before renovations

In the final church service in the Duke Chapel before it is closed for renovations, worshipers were encouraged to keep the community spirit strong throughout the restoration period.

The student who hung the noose on the Bryan Center Plaza April 1 made an error in judgment, not a statement related to racism, the University announced Wednesday. | Photo from the Duke People of Color Caucus Tumblr

Updated: Duke says noose incident caused by bad judgment, not racism

The noose hanging in a tree on the Bryan Center Plaza April 1 was the result of an unwise action, not a statement related to racism.

Two faculty house are being sold for $1 each to make room for a new Arts Center on Campus Drive. | Special to The Chronicle | Photo Illustration by Lesley Chen-Young

Two faculty houses to be sold for $1 to pave way for new Arts Center

This Fall, Duke will start construction of a new Arts Center that will provide a home for Duke’s Dance and Arts of the Moving Image programs.

Michael Pelehach, Trinity '10, quit his job at the Target Corp. headquarters to go teach English in Bulgaria and inspire social change. | Special to The Chronicle

Duke grad Michael Pelehach taking advantage of Fulbright Grant in Bulgaria

Pelehach, Trinity '10, quit his job at the Target Corp. headquarters to teach English and his 10th-grade class has raised more than $25,000 to fund the building of a school through a nonprofit...

Duke to build $100 million physics and engineering facility

Duke announced the planned construction of a $100 million facility to house education and research across both departments.

Senior Andrew Kragie was selected to give the student speech at this year's commencement ceremony. | Special to The Chronicle

Andrew Kragie chosen as 2015 commencement student speaker

Kragie will discuss the mixture of pragmatism and idealism he says sets Duke students apart.

Information Initiative at Duke given $9.75 million in gifts

Duke announced this morning that it received $9.75 million towards a program that explores the uses of big data to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Sushi Love has become one of the most popular Merchants on Points vendors after its introduction this year.

Still in flux: Summer MOP, food truck decisions looming for DUSDAC

With another year of construction left on the West Union and upcoming construction on Marketplace, dining options on campus remain in flux at the end of the 2014-15 academic year.

The GoFundMe page started by the four Duke students from Nepal raising relief funds for victims of Saturday's earthquake.

Nepalese students raise funds for earthquake relief

Four Duke students from Nepal have started a GoFundMe campaign to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake that struck Saturday.

Performances on LDOC were generally well-received by students.

Students note improvement in LDOC 2015

Whether they most enjoyed the men's basketball team dancing on the stage, energy at the concerts or massages on the Chapel Quadrangle, students across campus saw improvement in the Last Day of...

Council Chair Thomas Robisheaux at a previous Arts and Sciences Council meeting. Robisheaux's term as Council Chair is set to conclude, with a faculty-wide election occurring to fill the position later this year.

Civic Engagement and Social Change certificate approved by Arts and Sciences Council

The new certificate will include four courses and two co-curricular community partnerships requiring 450 total hours of service work.

LDOC tweaks made based on past years' lessons

Students can look forward to seeing more advanced stage effects and better sound quality in the annual Last Day of Classes concert and festivities.

'Bane of my existence': a look at campus inchworms

The recent surge of inchworms on campus has left students surprised and uncomfortable.

DSG wraps up 2014-15 year, transitions to new leadership

In the final Duke Student Government Senate meeting for the 2014-15 academic year, a new election bylaw was passed and next year’s executive board was sworn in.

A closer look at course evaluations

Students can view ratings for almost 17,000 courses taught since 2004 through the Student Accessible Course Evaluation System, but they might be missing some of the most valuable information.

DUSDAC members sampled vendors at its final meeting of the semester Monday.

DUSDAC votes on Fall dining selections

Dining selections on campus may look very different next year.

Al Buehler taught one of his last classes in his office in Cameron Indoor Stadium Monday afternoon. Buehler has been at Duke for 60 years.

Al Buehler to retire after 60 years

Buehler will teach his last class, a freshman seminar entitled History and Issues of American Sport, Wednesday from his office in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Beginning in Fall 2015, there will be a total of 42 MOOCs offered by Duke faculty through Coursera.

Despite popularity, experts remain divided on MOOCs

Duke's popularity in Massive Open Online Courses is booming, but the University remains divided on whether or not to offer course credit.

Richard Hays, pictured above, served Duke as a professor and scholar on the New Testament since 1991 before becoming Dean of the Divinity School.

Dean Hays to step down at end of next year

After serving as dean for five years, Dean of the Divinity School Richard Hays will step down at the end of the 2015-16 academic year.

After receiving a large increase in requests for admissions records over the past several months, the admissions office has deleted certain sections from unrequested admissions files.

Admissions office cuts comments from records

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has deleted certain sections from the admissions files of students who had not previously requested to review their records.