Soundoff: Parents' Weekend
Visitors came from across the country and around the world for Parents’ and Family Weekend.
College profs eschew final exams for alternatives
What many students consider to be the most frightening aspect of college courses—cumulative final exams—may be vanishing at many of the nation’s universities.
New ordering process could save $30M
Faced with shrinking budgets, universities nationwide are looking for creative methods to cut costs. To save money at Duke—up to $30 million—administrators plan to consolidate the process for...
Arts Festival to showcase student work over next two weeks
An expanded, two-week Duke Arts Festival will begin today in an effort by students, administration and alumni to make arts more visible on campus.
Admins give overview of Uni budget
University officials provided a detailed presentation to faculty members Thursday regarding the underlying processes and structure of Duke’s budget.
Duke grad encourages start-ups
For students who have a concept for a business but no idea how to start it, a recent Duke alum has some advice.
Panel examines sports ethics, gamesmanship
Just in time for the start of basketball season, panelists at the Kenan Institute for Ethics’ “Bending the Rules: Gamesmanship in Sports” event discussed how high-stakes competition can encourage...
Group approves gender-neutral and coed housing
The glass ceiling has finally been broken, at least in terms of Duke’s residential life.
Woodward to speak in Sanford next week
Bob Woodward, the legendary journalist whose reporting on the Watergate scandal won him a Pulitzer Prize and ended a presidency, will speak at Duke next week.
New committees to look at intellectual climate
In an attempt to redefine the University’s academic environment, Duke Student Government established two student-led committees to examine Duke’s intellectual climate and curriculum.
Shea details experiences in disaster relief
Relief efforts for the recent floods in Pakistan were hindered by cultural barriers, according to a disaster response specialist.
Lawyer: Irons will fight rape allegations
Eric Irons, a former Trinity sophomore, claims he is innocent of rape charges and plans to face the allegations in district court Nov. 9, his attorney said.
Business leader speaks on social action
The scope of “social action” is widening, according to Jonathan Tisch, who discussed the need for engagement and corporate responsibility Tuesday afternoon.
Israeli scholar tells father’s story of passport, identity
Now often thought of as simply documents permitting travel, passports were once rare and vital components of a person’s national identity.
Group ups funding for Last Day of Classes
The Duke University Union approved a $25,000 contribution toward the Last Day of Classes celebration Tuesday night—a $10,000 increase over last year.
Grad students share LaSalle robbery stories
Two months later—in separate incidents but on consecutive days—friends, Ke Xu and Li Kan, were robbed on or near LaSalle Street.
Group discusses dining changes, renovations
Despite recent budget cuts and changes, Duke Dining is off to an optimistic start.
Duke Police Meet and Greet
Dinner was served with a side of safety in the Marketplace Monday night. The Duke University Police Department sponsored Tips n’ Treats—an informal meet and greet where students could pick up some...
Finance VP to take Wake Forest post
Duke’s top finance man is trading Devils for Demons. Hof Milam, vice president for finance and treasurer, will step down in December to become senior vice president for finance and administration...
Students celebrate Coming Out Day
More than 20 campus organizations set up tables Friday in support of the LGBT community among the rainbow balloons and flags on the West Campus Plaza.
LaSalle patrols increase after recent crimes
In response to recent robberies of students on LaSalle Street, Duke and Durham police departments are taking collaborative measures to improve off-campus safety.
Grad student robbed on LaSalle St.
A male graduate student was robbed near LaSalle Street at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night “very close” to the location of the robbery Wednesday, said Duke Police Chief John Dailey.
Q & A with Tim Tyson
The Chronicle’s Yeshwanth Kandimalla sat down with Tyson to discuss the implications of the Wake County schools busing policy that promoted diversity in the school system and his activism efforts.
Duke ‘singled out’ for audit of research
With increased government efforts to monitor federal research projects, the University has been enforcing federal standards more strictly, Arts and Sciences Council members heard Thursday.
New policies aim to foster tent community
New tenting policies will separate the Cameron Crazies from the fair-weather fans.