Ideas for dining in the new K4 include utilizing a glass pavillion as dining and social space and replacing The Tower with a 24-hour venue.

K4 to include new social, dining spaces

Although K4 is only nine months from completion, University administrators have no concrete plans to incorporate the building into the existing social, study and dining spaces in McClendon Tower.

A text message to students Monday announced that Rudy Currence, Dev and The Cataracs will join Ludacris in the Last Day of Classes lineup this year.

Full LDOC lineup announced

Ludacris is no longer the only name on the lineup for this year’s Last Day of Classes festivities.

Campus farm to provide sustainable food

Professor Charlotte Clark never thought an assignment in her course would lead to Duke’s own sustainable farm.

Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg spoke on international relations at the Sanford School of Public Policy Monday.

Deputy Secretary of State emphasizes international cooperation

Recent international developments have reinforced the need for cooperation with global partners in American foreign policy, the nation’s number two diplomat said Monday.

Write-ins force DSG to rethink bylaws

In the second-ever student body election of the Young Trustee, a significant aspect of the voting process changed—students were able to write in candidates.

YTNC’s role undermines democracy, some say

Although the establishment of the Young Trustee student body election garnered strong support two years ago, questions have arisen regarding whether or not the process is entirely democratic.

Admins get green light for Kunshan

The Board of Trustees has taken a “definitive step” in support of Duke’s campus in Kunshan, China, said Board Chair Dan Blue.

Menand discusses the values of undergraduate liberal arts studies

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to find a practical application for a liberal arts education, an acclaimed author and professor said Thursday.

Board of Trustees approves 4.3 percent tuition hike

In addition to approving a master's program in management studies, The Board of Trustees approved a 4.3 percent increase to undergraduate tuition at its meeting today.

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC, discussed necessary improvements in  broadband access for the U.S. to remain competitive in the 21st century.

FCC chair argues for more open spectrum

Improving this country’s communication infrastructure is crucial to ensuring American success in the 21st century.

Kimberly Jenkins, senior advisor to the president and provost for innovation and entrepreneurship, spoke at the TEDxAshokaU event Friday.

TEDx speakers call on students to lead change

When it comes to universities’ future role in global change, academic institutions have two options: They can either be in the way, or in the lead, said Phillip Auerwald, associate professor at the...

Students from Duke and UNC organized a “Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit” this weekend to explore China’s rise to prominence and how students can improve their cultural understanding.

Conference builds skills for US-China understanding

Blue Devils and Tar Heels came together this past weekend to learn about how China might play into their future.

Current Young Trustees Michelle Sohn, Sunny Kantha and John Harpham answer questions about the position and the direction of the University at a Young Trustee forum Thursday in Old Chemistry Building.

Student leaders question integrity of YT election process

In addition to completing their applications, recent Young Trustee candidates have made their way onto YouTube, imitated popular movies and posed with Duke basketball players in an attempt to draw...

Durham politicians emphasize city's connection to Duke

Two Durham politicians presented a brief history of the city Thursday, but they made sure to emphasize its future and its connection to Duke.

Eric Mlyn, director of DukeEngage, spoke about the program’s successes and future plans at the Academic Council meeting Thursday.

Sciences lacking in minority and female faculty

The Academic Council received the biannual update of the University’s Faculty Diversity Initiative and elected a new chair at its meeting Thursday.

Campus Council heard a presentation at its meeting Thursday from Rick Johnson, the new assistant vice president for housing  and dining, on the University’s plans to renovate campus housing and dining facilities.

Group considers plans for housing and dining changes

Newly hired Rick Johnson, assistant vice president for housing and dining, spoke to Campus Council at its meeting Thursday to discuss the University’s residential future and plans to improve both...

Von Der Heyden will help host the Madmen and Madwomen Library Party Friday night. Organized by the Duke Marketing Club, the event is expected to be attended by local advertising executives and the Board of Trustees.

Library party returns with ’60s advertising theme

For one night, Perkins Library will transform into the advertising headquarters of Sterling, Cooper, Perkins and Bostock.

BOT set to approve appeal for Kunshan

The Board of Trustees will discuss future projects and sources of funding this weekend, including Duke’s China campus.

Former Board of Trustees Chair Robert Steel and President Richard Brodhead speak at a press conference in mid-2006, reinstating the men’s lacrosse season.

Duke, AIG settle 2008 claims suit

A legal settlement Tuesday brought Duke another step closer to tying up the last pieces of the lacrosse case.

New dean to bring more than female leadership

Being the second-ever woman to be named dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences is only one quality that sets Laurie Patton apart from her predecessors.

The Duke Student Government Senate discussed at its meeting Tuesday the repeal of funding for DukePie, a file-sharing service that posed several legal issues for the administration.

Legal concerns prompt proposal to repeal DukePie funding

After meeting with Larry Moneta last week, Duke Student Government representatives proposed to repeal funding for DukePie, a peer-to-peer file sharing service.

The new K4 dormitory, which has begun to take shape over the past year, was built to accomodate the new house model.

Admins outline house model

As students begin RoomPix 2011, administrators are announcing further details about the house model that will be implemented in Fall 2012.

‘Eating Animals’ chosen as summer reading book

In an act of collaboration, Duke and UNC have jointly chosen a summer reading assignment for members of their respective classes of 2015.

Pratt students have a higher study abroad rate than most engineers, but still have found scheduling more difficult than their Trinity counterparts.

Engineers face curricular challenges in study abroad

As application deadlines for study abroad programs loom, many Trinity students may find that their Pratt counterparts are looking to go abroad—a trend somewhat unique to Duke.

‘World Together’ to host key event

Duke’s “A World Together” initiative will hold its main event Feb. 24-27 during the Alumni Association’s annual Duke in Depth weekend.