University round-up: new appointments
Tommy Sowers has been appointed to a professorship at the Sanford School and Steven Cohn has been reappointed as director of Duke University Press.
DSG Senate approves resolution to support ePrint allocation reduction
Duke Student Government Senate approved a resolution to support the ePrint initiative introduced by representatives from Students for Sustainable Living, following a debate centered around the...
Panel challenges societal frameworks around sex and sex work
In light of campus and national conversations about adult film actress Belle Knox, several professors, students and sex workers gathered for an academic discussion around sex work Wednesday night...
Applied physics institute will bridge Trinity and Pratt innovation
Duke faculty in physics and engineering departments are developing an applied physics institute to turn fundamental physics into viable technological prototypes.
NC fraternity chapters fundraise for domestic violence awareness
Duke’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter has joined the state-wide Fraternities4Family campaign to increase domestic violence awareness.
Faculty propose to team-teach with research partners across institutions
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences will introduce new and redesigned classes in 2015 in which Duke professors team-teach with research partners at other universities.
Class of 2018 summer reading book "Americanah" brings diversity to summer books of the past
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah" has been chosen as the summer reading book for the Class of 2018—the first time that Duke has chosen a book written by a woman of color.
DSG Judiciary will not hear president’s motion
The Judiciary will not hear a case from Duke Student Government to overturn the Judiciary’s decision to reallocate $40,000 worth of recovered funds to campus projects.
DUSDAC reviews results of food truck survey
The Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee met Monday to deliberate on the results of the recent food truck survey and to sample a potential new vendor for the Merchants-On-Points program.
Linda Burton Appointed as Dean of Social Sciences
Linda Burton was announced Friday as the new dean of the Social Sciences Division for Trinity College.
Duke Student Gov't Judiciary allocates reclaimed funds to campus projects
In a decision made entirely over email, the Duke Student Government Judiciary ruled that more than $40,000 recovered from inactive student groups will not go back to DSG Senate.
Duke hosts first ever Bitcoin conference
When Jeremy Welch booked a large lecture hall in the French Family Science Center for the Duke Bitcoin Conference, the senior thought he might have overestimated the University's interest in the...
Rubenstein urges students to engage in philanthropy
Chair of the Board of Trustees David Rubenstein, Trinity '70, spoke to students, faculty and administrators in the Freeman Center this past Friday, the day after he announced a $1.9 million...
Independent students feel lack of community in housing model
Independent students are still voicing concern about a lack of community in houses following the second year of room selections.
Rubenstein donates $1.9 million to Jewish life
The University announced a $1.9 million gift Thursday from David Rubenstein, Trinity '70, to go towards enhancing Jewish life on campus.
DSG Senate considers ePrint allocation adjustment
Senators were divided on issues of environmental sustainability and ePrint affordability at the Duke Student Government meeting Wednesday.
Eugene Rabinovich wins Goldwater
Duke junior Eugene Rabinovich was announced as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship Tuesday.
Swift Avenue to close over weekend
Swift Avenue will be closed along one block from Hull Avenue to Caswell Place for construction this weekend.
Students team up with Sustainable Duke to increase Eprint cost
Students are working on a proposal to increase the cost of ePrint from 2 cents per page to 4 cents in partnership with Sustainable Duke.
GPSC confirms new leaders and learns of Provost role
The GPSC meeting Tuesday focused on electing new leadership as well as the Provost's role in shaping the future of the University.
Four Duke seniors to pursue research as Hart Fellows
Four seniors have been named Hart Fellows for 2014—an increase from the fellowship's traditional three recipients due to the outstanding nature of this year's applicants.
Interfaith dialogue explores reflection on catastrophes
A rabbi and a reverend engaged in an interfaith dialogue Monday about the causes and implications of historical catastrophes.
DUSDAC reviews food truck survey, West Union plans
The Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee is continuing its work to identify students' favorite—and least favorite—food trucks.
Duke acceptance a windfall for prospective students
Last Thursday, Khalouk Shahbander was at a gas station in Scottsdale, Ariz. filling up his car when his watch beeped, signaling it was 4 p.m.
DSG Senate wrestles with participation, attendance
More than half of the Duke Student Government Senate this year was appointed by the DSG Executive Board, rather than being elected by the student body.