Chapel service commemorates five-year anniversary of Haiti earthquake

The intimate gathering in the Chapel was “an opportunity for the Duke community to commemorate the lives lost in this tragedy.”

DKU student group promotes positive campus life

Following the inaugural semester of Duke Kunshan University, one student organization is seeking to act as ambassadors for positive change and promote the student experience.

Upgraded Health and Fitness Center reopens

After eight months of renovations totaling $4 million, the Duke Health and Fitness Center will reopen today.

Cold gives K-Ville slow start

Due to the cold temperatures, line monitors called grace in K-ville and sent tenters back to their beds for the first three nights.

Faculty proposal increases Duke course credits required to graduate

A year after the Arts and Sciences Council first debated a proposal to alter the course credit system, faculty revisited the topic Thursday.

Trinity Dean Laurie Patton will depart Duke to become president of Middlebury College.

Search committee formed to find Patton's successor

Duke has taken the next step in finding a successor for Laurie Patton, dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Steven Scott fills Board vacancy

Scott, chairman of medical investment company Scott Holdings LLC, will fill the spot until the end of the fiscal year, when he will be put forward for election for a six-year term to begin July 1.

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Bryan Center construction kicks off

Crews spent the last several weeks doing demolition work—tearing down the first set of double doors in the building's main entrance.

Winter Forum takes on murder mystery

While most students spent their last days of winter break preparing for classes or moving back to campus, about 100 students chose a different path—investigating a murder.

Early acceptance numbers unlikely to continue upward trend

Although the number of students admitted early has increased steadily in recent years, it may have reached a plateau for the time being.

Developing: Bus driver dies in crash

Duke bus driver Vincent Davis was killed Monday in a crash at the intersection of Erwin and Morreene roads, near the University's West Campus.

Duke Schools of Medicine, Law hold die-ins

Continuing the student activism seen across campus this month, both the School of Law and the School of Medicine held die-in demonstrations Wednesday.

Duke to admit 815 early decision applicants

Early decision applicants will make up 48 percent of the Class of 2019—continuing Duke's trend of admitting increasing proportions of the class early.

Duke to accept 815 early decision applicants

Early decision applicants will make up 48 percent of the Class of 2019—continuing Duke's trend of admitting increasing proportions of the class early in recent years.

Dr. Kathryn Andolsek, assistant dean for premedical education, presents a proposal for a master's degree in biomedical science at a meeting of the Academic Council last month.

Trustees approve two new master's programs

The two degrees—one in quantitative financial economics and the other in biomedical science—were proposed at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Academic Council.

Rubenstein talks vision for University

"I would like ultimately to make sure that we have a student body that's as good as any student body. I'd like also to make sure that the faculty's as good as any faculty."

The Edge, 'a space for exploration,' opens in Bostock

Welcome to the library of the future—you can write on the walls.

Students hold die-in protest of grand jury verdicts (Video)

More than 100 students laid down on the Chapel Quad Friday afternoon to protest the grand jury verdicts not to indict the police officers who killed Michel Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in...

Rubenstein talks University's future with Academic Council

Duke cannot allow itself to grow complacent if it wishes to compete with its peers, David Rubenstein, chair of the Board of Trustees, told the Academic Council Thursday.

New Title IX coordinator talks sexual assault on college campuses

"We must learn from the experiences both here and elsewhere—build on what works and move past what may not."

#WeAreHereDuke campaign urges action against sexual assault

As Duke’s sexual assault policies continue to be revised, a student-run campaign is encouraging community action across campus.

Students hold vigil following Eric Garner verdict

Students gathered on the Duke Chapel steps Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil in response to the decision to not indict the New York police officer who choked Eric Garner to death this summer.

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Law School alumnus gives $1.25 million for new entrepreneurship faculty chair

The Karl W. Leo Professorship is the most recent of eight faculty positions established at the School of Law through Duke Forward, the University's seven-year, $3.25 billion capital campaign.

The Graduate and Professional Student Council passed a resolution urging the Board of Trustees add another graduate Young Trustee. (Chronicle File Photo)

GPSC urges addition of third graduate Young Trustee

To increase the representation of graduate student interests within the University, GPSC has passed a resolution urging the Board of Trustees to increase their graduate Young Trustees from two to...

Full-time Title IX coordinator begins work

Duke has appointed its first full-time director of Title IX compliance.