Public media funds nixed by House bill

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting suffered a substantial setback Saturday when the House of Representatives passed its budget proposal eliminating all federal funding to public media.

Duke Partnership for Service elected sophomore Sanjay Kishore, the only candidate for the position, as its next president.

dPS names Kishore next president

Sanjay Kishore, Duke Partnership for Service president-elect, will soon take up the charge of promoting civic engagement and student initiative on campus.

A historic plant with a modern mission

Towering 175 feet above Campus Drive, the smokestack of the East Campus Steam Plant stands as a striking reminder of Duke’s past.

Brodhead to lead national humanities board

In his annual faculty address Thursday, President Richard Brodhead spoke of the importance of the humanities—an issue recently taken on by Congress.

DSG Judiciary rules referendum constitutionally sound

Despite a claim that Tuesday’s vote for a referendum merging Campus Council with Duke Student Government was undemocratic, the DSG Judiciary unanimously decided that the election was carried out...

Pell Grant changes will not affect students, admins say

Although President Barack Obama’s proposed reductions to the Federal Pell Grant Program will eliminate summer grants for low-income college students, Duke undergraduates will likely see minimal...

Wuhan steps in to sponsor China campus

Duke has found a new educational sponsor for its Kunshan, China campus after its partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University fell through last summer.

Duke Student Government President Mike Lefevre, a senior, met with Campus Council Thursday to discuss revisions to residential government.

DSG outlines plans for house model governance

Duke Student Government and Campus Council are in the process of defining a revised system for residential government under the house model.

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, said Thursday higher education’s greatest challenge will be capacity.

Ochoa urges reinvention of education

The Duke community got a reminder Thursday of the importance of higher education—and the many difficulties surrounding its success.

Patton to take reins of Trinity

Laurie Patton, a professor at Emory University, will join Duke July 1 as the new dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, President Richard Brodhead and Provost Peter Lange announced Wednesday.

Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, told Duke Student Government Wednesday that academics, athletics and medicine, respectively, have the greatest influence on Duke’s reputation.

Admin confident in resilience of the Duke brand

The University does not expect scandal—whether a PowerPoint or Tailgate-gate—to affect its overall Duke brand.

California students apply, attend Duke in record numbers

An increasing number of students are trading the Golden Coast for Bull City.

Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat said Tuesday that the Haitian literary community has experienced a stylistic shift as a result of the devastation of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Danticat relates literary response to Haiti tragedy

Acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat spoke to an audience in Smith Warehouse about how she and other affected writers responded to last year’s Haitian earthquake Tuesday night.

Three injured in car accident on campus

Three people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Science Drive and Towerview Road Tuesday evening.

Sohn to serve as first female Young Trustee since 2004

The election was determined in an instant runoff, with Sohn defeating senior Matt Davis by 92 votes, 1,629 to 1,537. The election saw the largest voter turnout in recent history, as 49.94 percent...

Saaem ‘humbled’ to be elected as grad YT

At the meeting, Saaem, a fifth-year biomedical engineering graduate student, said that his goals include improving aid for students, making life safer on and around campus and internationalizing Duke.

Ludacris, who is scheduled to perform at this year’s Last Day of Classes, last took the Duke stage in 2003 in Cameroon Indoor.

LUDACRIS DAY OF CLASSES

Get out the way, Ludacris is comin’ to Duke. Representatives from the artist’s record label confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the rapper will be performing at the Last Day of Classes celebration...

Junior Rachel Sussman will begin her term as president in May, succeeding current Duke University Union president Yi Zhang, a senior.

Group elects Sussman as new president

Incoming DUU President Rachel Sussman will lead the organization’s effort to increase communication and collaboration across campus.

University narrows search for Trinity dean

Almost a year after the departure of George McLendon, former dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences and dean of Trinity College, the University has selected three finalists in the search for his...

Community reacts to DPS strategic plan

It takes a village to raise a child, as the proverb goes, and Durham is no exception.

‘Sidewalk’ to offer time-sensitive deals

Students short on cash now have a way to learn about deals at off-campus eateries.

Richard Lucic, associate chair of the computer science department, has his students use iPads to learn the process of application development.

Professors integrate iPads into classroom learning

Apple’s newest sensation has made its way to Duke as administrators look to change the way students learn and instructors teach.

The addition of two humanities labs, which will open in Fall 2011, will provide further opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty to conduct research.

Humanities labs offer new, unique research opportunites

As some Duke students have already learned, labs have a place outside of the sciences.

Poet Mayda del Valle addresses a Reynolds Theater audience Monday night, discussing themes of famiy, relationships and bad pick-up lines. Del Valle said that  “off-limit” subjects are often the most captivating.

Del Valle speaks on heritage, relationships

In light of Valentine’s Day, poet Mayda del Valle told the large audience gathered in Reynolds Industries Theater Monday evening that although she thinks love is great, it is also the most...

Although riots in Egypt caused the University to restrict travel to the country, the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak may calm the upheaval enough to continue with the DukeEngage in Cairo program this summer.

Admins delay final decision on Cairo DukeEngage trip

Despite upheaval in Egypt, DukeEngage leadership is hopeful that its immersive summer program will proceed as planned.