Duke student selected as finalist for Mars expedition

Senior Laurel Kaye is one of 100 finalists in Mars One's plan to colonize the Red Planet.

Mulch ado about nothing: after complaints, path redone with gravel

Duke has abandoned the academic quadrangle's mulch pathway leading to Perkins in favor of a new gravel path.

The majority of campus eateries were open Tuesday, and bus routes ran from 11 a.m. on—meaning that food services and transportation employees, among others, braved the roads and spent the day working.

Winter weather brings hard commute for workers

Although classes were cancelled Tuesday, essential campus staff members continued to work to meet students’ needs.

A DukeAlert sent just after 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon confirmed that the Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions policy would end at 5 p.m. as originally scheduled and classes would resume Wednesday morning.

Snow day melts away, low temps remain

The "Snowpocalypse" of 2014 will apparently not see a repeat—after canceled classes Monday evening and all day Tuesday, a normal schedule will return on Wednesday.

Aaron Kirschenfeld, Trinity '07, designed the shirt above to commemorate Dean Smith, who passed away two weeks ago.

'Duke for Dean' shirts to commemorate Smith at UNC game

One Duke alumnus hopes the Crazies will use the UNC game to pay their respects to a Carolina legend.

Snow settles over the Chapel Quadrangle Monday evening.

Classes canceled Tuesday, weather policy in effect until 5 p.m.

Duke has canceled classes for the remainder of the day Tuesday, with the Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions policy extended until 5 p.m.

Juniors Tucker Albert and Keizra Mecklai have announced they are running for Duke Student Government president.

Albert, Mecklai announce DSG presidential campaigns

The election will be held March 3, and the elected candidate will replace current DSG President Lavanya Sunder, a junior.

Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin Robbins chosen for Merchants-on-Points

Dunkin' Donuts was selected by a unanimous vote to become the newest Merchants-on-Points vendor.

Penn Pavilion will be used as a set for ESPN's First Take Wednesday morning before the men's basketball team takes on the University of North Carolina at home that evening.

During First Take, Penn serves up breakfast and a show

On Wednesday, students will be able to enjoy their meals at Penn Pavilion with a side of sports entertainment.

The 2013 p-checks concert featured the Knocks, pictured, as well as DJ A-Trak and Tim Gunter.

Snow cancels Krzyzewskiville concert for second consecutive year

For the second year in a row, the personal checks concert in Krzyzewskiville has been canceled due to inclement weather.

UPDATED: Winter weather cancels class Monday evening, Tuesday morning

As winter weather closes in on the Triangle, Duke has announced the Severe Weather policy will go into effect as of 7 p.m. Monday—with all classes beginning after 5 p.m. canceled.

Traditionally, most Duke students who choose to study abroad use the Fall or their junior year to study in Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Australia for the Fall of their junior year.

Nontraditional study abroad increasingly draws student interest

Although Europe remains Duke's most popular study-away destination, an increasing number of students are choosing less traditional options.

Flashback: one year since 'Snowpocalypse'

Last Winter, students were pleasantly surprised to have classes canceled for several days in February due to continual precipitation and icy roads.

Arts and Sciences Council continues Curriculum 2000 revamp

An Arts and Sciences Council committee is centering on the question of what a Duke education promises students and how the curriculum could better fill that promise.

Timber: tree down on Chapel Drive

High winds are suspected to be the cause of a fallen tree that stopped traffic on Chapel Drive Thursday evening.

Professor Susan Lozier and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ray Li lead a town hall discussion at Wednesday’s DSG meeting.

DSG supports funding of ER fees for sexual assault victims

Duke Student Government recommended that the University subsidize emergency room fees for victims of sexual assault.

The computer science department launched an academic dishonesty investigation last Fall for students previously enrolled in CompSci 201.

CompSci moves forward after investigation

The computer science department is developing new strategies to combat issues of cheating following the academic dishonesty investigation that began in November.

Deah Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, Abu-Salha and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were shot and killed Tuesday.

In wake of shootings, community asks questions

Following Tuesday's tragic triple-homicide and subsequent media attention, community members mourned the loss of three local college students.

PoliSci dept. uses new strategies to compete in majors market

Although the political science department has suffered a decline in student enrollment in recent years, faculty emphasize its continuing relevance as both an academic discipline and a path to the...

Lack of diversity leads to burden on professors of color

Several black professors have voiced the concern that the cultural perspective they offer can be a double-edged sword, often forcing them to wear many time-consuming hats outside of their academic...

Senior Anna Knight was elected by the student body last week to be the next Young Trustee.

Knight talks campaign, goals for Young Trustee term

"I am not a politician by nature. I am definitely an engineering student first."

Tuesday, the Duke University Police Department released this sketch of a suspect in a Central Campus armed robbery.

Duke Police release sketch of suspect in armed robbery

Duke University Police Department has released a sketch of a person of interest in last week's armed robbery on Central Campus.

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University flags at half-staff to honor Dean Smith

Duke regularly lowers its University flags for the deaths of faculty and Trustees—but this week, they will be lowered for the death of an icon from down Tobacco Road.

Fix My Campus push brings printer to Physics building

In the two years since the launch of Fix My Campus, one suggestion has been repeatedly submitted to the campus improvement group—an ePrint station for the Physics Building.

DUSDAC considers Tijuana Flats for new MOP vendor

The newest Merchants-on-Points vendor could provide students with some Tex-Mex flavor.