President Lavanya Sunder's goals include devoting a wall in the West Union to student art and creating a "Duke Encyclopedia."

DSG sets 2014-15 Executive Agenda

Agenda passes unanimously containing goals concerning everything from an LGBTQ Focus group to a Duke Encyclopedia.

Environment-focused DukeImmerse program partners with Paul Quinn College

DukeImmerse's next project is reaching out to another university to partner in studying urban and environmental issues.

Junior Jay Ruckelshaus, center, is bringing a national disability conference to Duke to discuss accessibility and support options.

Ruckelshaus advocates for student disability support

After founding a nonprofit called Ramp Less Traveled to make higher education accessible to others with disabilities, junior Jay Ruckelshaus is now bringing a national disability conference to Duke.

DukeMakers, founded early this year, has built a prosthetic hand for a boy with birth defects and collaborated with FORM magazine to creat 3D printed fashion pieces, among other projects.

DukeMakers club innovates with 3-D printing

A new student group is working towards more accessible and flexible 3-D printing for innovators across campus.

UN adviser examines effects of poverty

Duke's Human Rights Center and the University of Oxford joined forces Tuesday to search for the answer to a critical global question of whether extreme poverty is acceptable.

'Real' slums of Bangalore surveyed by Bass Connections team

The Bass Connections project team “Where are the ‘Real’ Slums in Bangalore” presented their work Tuesday, showing the variance of low-income slums in Bangalore.

Wilson family donates $3 million to athletics and Nasher

Duke announced a $3 million gift to support athletics and the Nasher Museum of Art Tuesday morning.

At the Monday meeting of the Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee, representatives from Sushi Love and Campus Enterprises discussed the logistics of including the restaurant in Merchants-on-Points.

Sushi Love considered for Merchants-on-Points program

The Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee met Monday with representatives from Sushi Love and Campus Enterprises to consider bringing the restaurant on Merchants on Points.

There are currently 50 Zagster bikes set up at four different locations—one at the East Campus bus stop, one at the Central Campus bus stop near Devil's Bistro and two on West Campus, one between the Social Sciences and Allen buildings (pictured) and one by Penn Pavilion.

Bike sharing program up and running

After a year's hiatus, bike sharing is officially back on Duke's campus—albeit taking a different form than it once did.

'Dating at Duke' tackles relationships, hookup culture

“If you’re not dating or in a committed relationship, why not?”

Students in Duke's graduate and professional schools camp out in designated areas of the Blue Zone parking lot to await season tickets for men's basketball.

Grad students pack Blue Zone for season ticket line

In the largest gathering of graduate and professional students of the year concluded this weekend, as more than 2,000 students participated in the annual basketball campout.

Gender-neutral housing comes to East Campus

For the first time in Duke's history, all undergraduate students have access to gender-neutral housing—but freshmen have not yet taken advantage of it.

Jennifer Miller, the founding director of Bioethics International and a fellow in the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, is the first recipient of the George C. Lamb Jr. Fellowship.

New ethics fellow to research transparency in health care

"I can already say it’s been a fantastic program choice."

President Barack Obama announced the It's On Us sexual assault awareness campaign in a video last week.

Duke tackles sexual assault outside of White House awareness campaign

The launch of the White House's “It’s On Us” campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses received considerable attention last week, but Duke is pursuing its own methods to...

Queer history at Duke celebrated in new exhibit

The opening of the exhibit marks the beginning of a semester-long set of activities focused on LGBTQ history at Duke.

Kshipra Hemal, a junior and statistics major, has been appointed to be the DSG Research Unit director.

Statistics enthusiast named DSG Research Unit director

"We can put numbers on the issues that affect students instead of believing the myths that circulate through campus."

Two new "signature courses" offered this semester are Race: A World History and World Masterpieces Made in Italy, from the history and romance studies departments, respectively.

New "signature courses" teach analysis of real-world problems

Duke introduced a selection of new "signature courses" this Fall that hit on a number of University buzzwords—including interdisciplinary studies, real-world applications and classroom innovation.

Provost Sally Kornbluth spoke about her plans, including focusing on research and student life, at the DSG Senate meeting Wednesday.

Kornbluth presents vision for University in strategic plan

New Provost Sally Kornbluth took the DSG meeting floor to speak about the areas she plans to work on as she begins to lead academic planning and organization.

At Monday night’s gathering, friends fondly remembered an afternoon of sledding with Alexander Rickabaugh (third from right) outside of his freshman dormitory, Jarvis residence hall.

Rickabaugh treasured for kind heart and infectious passion

When asked to describe Alexander Rickabaugh, even his closest friends are unable to explain just what it was that made him so unique.

Kaila Brown, a fifth-year graduate student, was "a pure, honest soul," said Professor Ken Rogerson.

Brown remembered as "pure, honest soul"

Kaila Brown touched those she met with her curiosity, honesty and compassion.

Search for parking director continues

As the office of parking and transportation nears its sixth month with an interim director, the search for a permanent leader continues.

The DUSDAC committee met Wednesday to hear from the general manager of Au Bon Pain about concerns over late-night hours of operation.

Au Bon Pain struggles during late-night hours

Au Bon Pain is facing a lack of business during nights and weekends that could potentially lead to a cut back on hours.

An increase in processed packages, a new locker system and the relocation of freshman mailboxes from East Campus have contributed to long wait times at the Bryan Center post office.

Changes to post office system cause long waits

Students attempting to pick up packages from the West Campus mailboxes found themselves waiting in line longer than usual this year.

One of the Women's Mentoring Network's faculty advisors, Kim McCrae, is a staff member at the Women's Center. Stephanie Helms Pickett, the director of the center, spoke at WMN's first meeting.

Women's Mentoring Network revamped with DSG help

Women on campus have access to a new peer-mentoring system in the revamped Women's Mentoring Network.

Duke community faces loss of two students

The Duke community lost two students this weekend.