Panel agrees on volatility of US politics
Don’t read too much into this fall’s midterm elections results. That was the consensus among the distinguished panel gathered Saturday at the Sanford School of Public Policy to discuss the midterms...
Bistro seeks increased customer base
Despite meeting its early goals, Devil’s Bistro is hoping to increase its revenue and attract more customers.
American students find ways around Chinese censorship
When imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in early October, Chinese state media immediately blacked out the news.
Group seeks involvement in int’l programs
The Academic Council established a new committee Thursday that will assess Duke’s global initiatives to increase faculty involvement in international planning.
Group discusses house model details
Campus Council representatives addressed their primary concerns with the new house model for West and Central campuses in discussions with administrators at the group’s meeting Thursday.
FDA warns against caffeine, alcohol mix
First Tailgate, now Four Loko. The Food and Drug Administration contacted 14 companies that produce alcoholic energy beverages Wednesday—including the makers of the popular Four Loko brand—calling...
Gender forum leads to student action plan
Duke Student Government decided it is time for undergraduates to make a plan.
Harry Potter Sound-Off
As the world prepares for the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” at midnight Nov. 19, many Duke students have their wands at the ready.
Group launches new online forum for student discussion
A new online forum created by Duke Student Government hopes to spark campus discussion.
Students see Dining from other side
As an organic chemistry tutor, an HIV-testing volunteer and a pre-med, senior Alexa Monroy already has a lot on her plate—and that’s including the ones she serves.
Profs debate Internet role in sexual image
A panel titled “Sex in the Age of Digital Reproduction” addressed the role of the Internet and social media in light of the recent viral spread of a Duke alumna’s PowerPoint.
Group looks for involvement of underclassmen
Duke University Union plans to strengthen and expand its presence on and off campus as well as reach out to underclassmen, as discussed in its meeting Tuesday.
Panel agrees ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal is best policy
Panelists at “Do Ask, We’ll Tell” agreed that combat readiness would not be hindered by gays serving openly in the military.
Trask discusses remaining deficit
In addressing the University’s remaining deficit, Executive Vice President Tallman Trask emphasized that academic programs remain a top priority.
Dining changes expected by 2012
Students should expect massive changes to Duke Dining—both in terms of venues and meal plans—but not until 2012.
President urges student-led culture shift in e-mail
After a series of incidents that have saddled Duke with negative publicity, President Richard Brodhead sent an e-mail Monday urging undergraduates to “visualize a change.”
B-school list ranks Fuqua sixth in US
The Fuqua School of Business was ranked sixth in BusinessWeek’s biannual “Best U.S. B-Schools of 2010,” marking a two-spot improvement since it was last evaluated in 2008.
Tailgaters tame despite admin fears
Tailgate ended not with a bang, but a whimper. The Main West Quadrangle was quiet and tranquil Saturday morning—a far cry from the “Main Quad Throwdown” that more than 1,000 students pledged to...
Four teams take prize at Start-Up Challenge event
Using only a PowerPoint presentation and a few props, dozens of Duke student teams had exactly one minute to woo the judges with their business proposals in the 5th annual Elevator Pitch Competition.
Out of the Blue Zone: Tailgaters search for gameday alternatives
Some students are considering showing in force to the Main Quadrangle—donning their final Halloween costumes of the year, beers in hand. But administrators warn they will take any necessary action...
Faculty votes to appeal for more funding
After a recent poll revealed that University faculty overwhelmingly opposes recent cuts in research budgets, the Arts and Sciences Council voted Thursday to formally appeal for increased funding.
Duke looks to fortify India connection
As President Barack Obama traveled through India throughout this week, he encouraged the country to develop stronger ties with American companies—a goal that has elicited support from many American...
Senior faces child porn allegations
A Duke student charged with obtaining and possessing child pornography is expected to appear in court next month.
Fliers still a problem on East
For the last seven years, fliers advertising fraternity parties, concerts and events have been continuously shoved under students’ doors against University policy.