Laurie Patton leaving behind a more interdisciplinary and diverse Duke

Ongoing efforts to improve interdisciplinarity and diversity mark Laurie Patton’s four-year tenure as dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Duke Admissions accepted 815 students in the early decision process, and because of an exceptionally high regular decision yield, the Class of 2019 might be the largest ever. | Chronicle File Photo

Class of 2019 potentially largest ever

Due largely to an exceptionally high regular decision yield, the University will enroll between 1,745 and 1,755 freshmen this Fall, possibly the largest in Duke's history.

The IFC has created a unique task force to examine the University's social culture, especially in relation to sexual assault.

IFC task force to investigate sexual assault in Greek life

The Interfraternity Council has created a student-led task force that will investigate the role Greek life plays in sexual assault on campus.

An addition to Cameron Indoor Stadium will create a bigger lobby into the venue and allow for hospitality services.

Wallace Wade renovations on track as Cameron Indoor addition begins

The first stage of renovations at Wallace Wade Stadium are expected to finish by Duke football's home opener Sept. 12—construction on Cameron Indoor Stadium will continue well into 2016.

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Duke junior's cupcake remake company continues expansion

In 2014, Duke junior Pooja Mehta started Cupcake Remake, a self-run company that produces mason jars filled with alternating layers of cake and icing.

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'Fun Home' set to spark discussion among incoming freshmen

Duke’s 2015 summer reading selection is poised to generate “interesting discussion” when the freshmen arrive on campus this August.

A policy preventing visiting students from having independent access to recreational facilities like Wilson Gym was recently reversed.

Policy preventing visiting students from accessing recreational facilities overturned

Visiting students are now allowed to purchase memberships to recreational facilities on campus after an online petition resulted in a University policy being overturned.

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Duke alum tries to take genocide readings global

David Estrin is working with the Coalition for Preserving Memory to make the annual name-reading ceremony at Duke a worldwide event.

Duke's storm water reusage reclamation pond opened May 8 and also features a walking path and amphitheater.

New reclamation pond a first for universities

Duke is the first university in the nation to have a storm water reclamation pond after its opening May 8.

Duke physician uses near-death experience to encourage patient self-advocacy

In his new book, Duke physician Neil Spector describes how his struggle with heart failure led him to change his attitudes toward medicine.

Ego, a new app developed by Duke students gives users a platform to share their favorite selfies and has gained approximately 1,100 followers since May 11. | Photo Illustration by Georgia Parke

Duke students develop new selfie app

The app allows users to post their own selfies and view and comment on their friends' posts.

BME professor named VP for research at University of New Mexico

Gabriel Lopez, a leading materials science researcher, will leave Duke this year for his new position at UNM.

Senior Jamal Edwards was one of only 10 undergraduates nationwide selected as a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow. | Special to The Chronicle

Senior Jamal Edwards selected for prestigious foreign affairs fellowship

Edwards is one of 10 undergraduate students nationwide selected to be a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

The Bird Window Collision Project found that Duke's bird safety is one of the worst in the United States.

Duke's bird safety one of worst in nation according to Bird Window Collision Project

New environmentally friendly buildings might be responsible for a growing number of bird deaths on Duke’s campus, research suggests.

A panel of scholars discussed genetic ancestry testing after Mark Anthony Neal (first from the right), professor of African and African American studies, learned more about his genetic lineage when his test results were revealed.

Panelists discuss benefits of genetic testing for determining ancestry

The panel also featured the unveiling of genetic testing results for Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal.

2015 graduate Safaa al-Saeedi was unable to celebrate her graduation with family because of obstacles preventing travel from her home country—Yemen. | Special to The Chronicle

Yemen no-fly zone prevents 2015 grad from celebrating with family

Safaa al-Saeedi was unable to spend graduation with her family because of travel restrictions preventing travel from her home country—Yemen.

A University policy barring visiting students from purchasing memberships to recreational facilities like Wilson Gym on campus came under fire last week.

Visiting students upset by new policy limiting their use of recreational facilities

A petition against the rule was posted by visiting students last week and has gained more than 100 signatures.

Breaking: Jerry Hough took academic leave long before New York Times comment

Media reports that Hough was only recently placed on leave due to the comment are incorrect, confirmed Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations.

Fuqua professor John Graham predicts future economic trends each year by polling chief financial officers from around the world. | Special to The Chronicle

Duke's international brand highlighted by Global Business Outlook survey

Directed by Fuqua professor John Graham, the survey polls CFOs around the world to analyze and predict economic trends.

Chapel Drive will be closed throughout the summer as it is re-paved, causing changes to transportation routes around campus.

Chapel Drive shut down until mid-August

In a summer marked by a high volume of construction, Chapel Drive is closed to pedestrians and motorists.

Updated: James B. Duke Professor Jerry Hough makes controversial comment on New York Times editorial

Hough posted his comment last Sunday after the editorial ran last Saturday.

A recent statistical study showed that the reason for the income gap between male and female Duke professors is a lower number of women in high-paying departments.

Female faculty underrepresented in high-paying departments at Duke

Engineering, business and natural science departments have lower percentages of female faculty than less high-paying departments.

Renovations to Edens Quadrangle began Tuesday and will continue until November.

Edens renovations underway

A large glass entryway and new areas for gaming and fitness are among the additions to the quadrangle.

Valerie Ashby named next Trinity Dean

The chair of the Chemistry department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will replace Laurie Patton.

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Second earthquake delays Nepalese students' relief efforts

The students are still planning to continue working to help those affected by two earthquakes that occurred less than three weeks apart.