Q&A with Laura Hall
A proponent for green and healthy eating on Duke’s campus, Laura Hall is the owner of the Refectory, which has locations both in the Divinity School and the School of Law. The Chronicle’s Carter...
Sperling continues to build on active role in alma mater
For Laurene Sperling, the conversations had with her classmates are the fondest memories she has of her time at Duke. Now—32 years later—her conversations on campus will be among some of the most...
Ward to draw on unique leadership experiences
In the Fall of 1969 before Trinity College admitted women, Hope Morgan Ward, a North Carolina native, stepped onto Duke Women’s College campus full of aspirations.
Endowment on track to show growth
After historic losses in the 2008-2009 fiscal year, administrators predict that the University’s endowment will reflect steady growth this year.
Q&A with Ted Kaufman
Sen.Ted Kaufman, D-Del., was sworn into the Senate Jan. 16, 2009 after being selected to replace Vice President Joe Biden after he was elected. The Chronicle’s Rohan Taneja recently caught up with...
Anti-gay graffiti on bridge re-ignites DCR controversy
Anti-gay graffiti that appeared on the East Campus Bridge near the start of the summer session sparked further controversy between the Duke College Republicans and its former members, who were...
Former Trustees chair joins Bloomberg administration
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that Robert Steel, Trinity ’73 and former chair of the Board of Trustees, will be the next deputy mayor for economic development.
Robertson remembered for uniting rival schools
Josephine “Josie” Robertson, co-founder of the Robertson Scholars program and New York philanthropist, passed away June 8 after a long struggle with breast cancer at the age of 67.
Delegation visits new site in Kunshan
A delegation of Duke deans and representatives spent part of last week on the other side of the world. The delegation of about 10 people, including many graduate school deans, visited the site of...
Peer grading experiment a success, professor says
During the Spring semester, Cathy Davidson decided to implement grading practices fit for a new era: she left the evaluations of students to their peers.
Reconstructing Duke Football
If the Bostock Group has its way, football games in Wallace Wade may be an entirely different experience.
Princeton prof to head natural sciences dept.
An accomplished couple will soon join the ranks of the University.
Admissions yield remains near 42%
Although Duke received 11.6 percent more applications for admission this year, the yield for the Class of 2014 remained roughly the same as the year before.
Princeton professor named dean of natural sciences
Robert Calderbank, director of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University, will be Duke's new dean of natural sciences, officials announced June 1.
Financial aid problems undermine online course enrollment
In a summer that marked the launch of off-campus and online courses, some interested students were unable to participate because of difficulties with financial aid.
University looks to trim costs of employee health benefits
With increasing costs in employee benefits for fiscal year 2010-2011, Duke will consider changes to its health care package within the next two years, University administrators said Thursday.
Perwich resigns as Robertson program director
Just months after becoming executive director of the Robertson Scholars Program, Alex Perwich has resigned his post.
Outlook positive for private donations as fiscal year ends
As the University brings in more private donations this fiscal year than last, officials are still cautiously hopeful and planning another University-wide fundraising campaign.
Trinity alum remembered as kind, mature and intelligent
Alejandro “Alex” Thomae, Trinity ’09, passed away May 18 in a fatal gun accident at his home in Dallas, Texas.
Dawkins’ duties to be redistributed
When Kemel Dawkins, former vice president for campus services, leaves Duke for the last time in June, no one will fill his position.
Police look into Central rape report
A female student reported she was raped in a Central Campus apartment May 14, Chief John Dailey of the Duke University Police Department confirmed Monday.
Former football players plead guilty to weapons charges after January incident
Three former Duke football players pleaded guilty in Durham County court Tuesday to charges of possession of a weapon on educational property and carrying a concealed weapon.
University looks to change perceptions of Central
As a scientist, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Steve Nowicki knows that making progress requires experimentation and that experiments often fail.
New application to allow bus tracking
Students racing to the bus stop to catch the C-1 will soon have bus locations at their fingertips.
Group approves update to Acceptable Use Policy
In a meeting May 13, the Academic Council approved the updated Acceptable Use Policy and heard a presentation on major financial challenges facing the University. The revised AUP sets new...