Health care to cover more dependents
The national health care overhaul, which extends insurance coverage for young adults, is expected to increase the University’s costs.
New regulations lead to ‘improved’ first Tailgate
Lady Gaga and Superman were among the star-studded and beer-drenched Tailgate crowd Saturday.
Former vice chair files case against College Republicans
The Duke Student Government Judiciary decided Sunday to hear a new case filed by senior Cliff Satell, who alleges that the Duke College Republicans have been selective in their membership.
New rules will impose alcohol limit at Tailgate
Officials will be on student groups’ cases at Tailgate Saturday—30 cases, each. There is now a 30 case limit per vehicle—or 720 beers—and a six-can limit per person entering the Blue Zone...
Council hears proposal for gender-neutral housing
Men and women may soon have the chance to get a whole lot closer—in housing proximity at least. Campus Council heard a presentation on behalf of gender-neutral housing policy during its first...
Dining cuts faculty and staff discount
In an effort to reduce the Dining deficit, University officials ended the faculty and staff 10 percent discount at on-campus eateries Aug. 1.
Earl causes marine lab evacuation
The Duke University Marine Lab has issued a mandatory evacuation of all dormitory residents effective Thursday afternoon, in preparation for Hurricane Earl.
Bio dept. introduces new ‘gateway’ courses
Dan Kiehart, chair of the biology department, knew his undergraduate program needed a change.
Fuqua applications buck national trend
At a time when many business schools are seeing slow, if any, growth, the Fuqua School of Business’ global approach has allowed it to attract a record number of applicants.
Senate OKs new election timetable
In its first meeting of the year, Duke Student Government approved a new timeline for the 2010-2011 DSG elections, creating one election for all DSG Executive Board candidates and a separate one...
ePrint update proceeds smoothly for students
Students trying to access their ePrint accounts this Fall may find they are unable to print using last year’s software, due to the installation of a new University-wide printing system this summer.
Inactive summers harmful to education, study finds
The summer is often a time of reflection and renewal. However, for youth who cannot afford the luxuries of a stimulating, structured summer break, the time away from the classroom can be...
Duke student broadcasting network expands online
Duke’s student-run broadcast network has undergone a major makeover. At their meeting Tuesday night, Duke University Union members discussed the changes made to expand Duke’s student broadcast...
Sec. Gates to speak in Reynolds
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will speak at Reynolds Theater Sept. 29. Gates, the only secretary of defense to be asked to remain in office by an incoming president, will deliver the...
Groups looks to improve student dining on and off campus
This year, the Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee plans to improve on-campus eateries and raise awareness about the Durham food scene.
GHI to host ‘Pandemic 2011’ Forum
As part of an advertising campaign for the Winter Forum, Duke students may find themselves amid a group outfitted in Hazmat suits on the quad.
Forever Duke Block Party hosted by the Duke Alumni Association
Past, present and even future blue devils gathered yesterday in the middle of Chapel Drive to attend the Forever Duke Block Party, which was hosted by the Duke Alumni Association.
DSG Judiciary declines to hear Robinette case
In a three-hour session Sunday, the Duke Student Government Judiciary decided not to review a second case of discrimination brought against the Duke College Republicans.
Q&A with Ron Currie Jr.
The Chronicle’s Yeshwanth Kandimalla spoke with Currie after one of the talks about both his work and his personal life.
Currie relates novel to own experiences
When many members of the Class of 2014 read Ron Currie Jr.’s book “Everything Matters!” this summer, they may not have realized that the “very very strange life” of the novel’s protagonist is based...
Fin. aid office teaches students money management
Amid the free food, activities and prizes of Orientation Week, some freshmen took the time to learn about financial challenges they could face in the next four years.
Angelou encourages courage, humility
Several minutes into her speech, Maya Angelou abruptly requested that her microphone stand be moved closer to the edge of the stage so that she could have a better view of the audience
The Tower replaces Tommy’s with more healthy options
Construction of the K4 residence hall may be far from complete, but another tower has already moved in nearby.
WISER volunteers reassigned
To the dismay of Kenyan campers and DukeEngage students who planned to attend CampWISER in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, this summer marked the second time since 2007 that camp was not in session.
Company gives students incentives to bet on grades
Starting this semester, predicting your grades has the potential to pay off. Ultrinsic Motivator Inc. allows students to bet on their ability to correctly predict their course grades.