Trustees approve $2.3 billion operating budget for 2015-16 fiscal year

Duke's Board of Trustees increased its operating budget by 3.6 percent and approved a $494 million capital budget.

Seniors remember time at Duke during first ever Class Day

Seniors gathered on the main residential quad Thursday afternoon to remember their time as members of the latest graduating class to go out with a national championship in men's basketball and...

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Academic Council tackles faculty diversity in final 2014-15 meeting

In the Council's final meeting of the year, a report revealed that Duke has room to improve when it comes to diversity.

The Board of Trustees will convene at the Carmichael Building in downtown Durham's Innovation District this weekend.

Board of Trustees to convene in downtown Durham, approve annual budget

In its final meeting of the 2014-15 academic year—which will be compressed because of graduation weekend—the Board of Trustees is expected to approve the operating budget for the next fiscal year.

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2015 diploma distribution schedule

Duke's seniors saw much of their time at the University disrupted by construction, but still experienced several history achievements.

Senior year 2014-15

Senior year saw Duke continue to grow and evolve both physically and intellectually, as construction ramped up and controversy provoked thoughtful discussion.

The student coalition DukeOpen used a banner in front of the Allen Building in Fall 2013 as part of its campaign to increase transparency of University investments. | Chronicle File Photo

Junior year: 2013-14

Junior year saw the University in flux both physically—as Duke pushed forward with renovations—and administratively, with several key administrators stepping down.

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.