Marketing Club to host ’60s-themed party in Perkins

After a year-long delay, students looking to trade in their notebooks for champagne flutes can do so next month at Perkins library.

Farah Pandith, first special representative to Muslim communities, encouraged students to help improve relations between them and other religious groups.

Obama envoy discusses American-Muslim relations

The Obama administration wants to engage with Muslims around the world by building and sustaining connections within Islamic communities, said Farah Pandith, first special representative to Muslim...

All students will now receive DukeALERT messages by text message, a change from the previous policy, which made it optional.

DukeALERT texts now mandatory

With the increasing popularity of text messaging, the DukeALERT system has undergone a change in policy.

Former Physics prof revered for scientific, family values

Henry Fairbank, former professor and chairman of the physics department, passed away Thursday after a brief illness. He was 92.

Alum pledges $5M to Duke Law to help spur matching gift initiative

Duke Law is $5 million richer thanks to Stanley Star, an alum who spent one year enrolled in the school before leaving Durham to become a businessman.

Report closes investigation into Everson's fatal fall

The investigation into the accidental fall and death of senior Drew Everson has been officially closed.

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers will be this year’s commencement speaker, President Richard Brodhead announced Friday.

Chambers to speak at graduation

Graduates at this year’s commencement ceremonies will hear from a speaker who is a philanthropist, a politician and a prominent businessman.

Cisco CEO Chambers named commencement speaker

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers may not have finished his undergraduate degree at Duke, but he will return in May to deliver the commencement address for the Class of 2011.

Arts and Sciences Council Chair Ruth Day discusses the approval of the Faculty Assessment Committee as a standing committee.

New software will replace Blackboard

Bye-bye Blackboard.

Aquatic Center to receive new swimsuit dryers

Students who take a dip in the Taishoff Aquatic Center will no longer have to lug home a wet swimsuit thanks to a new budget allocation.

20 apply for undergrad YT position

More students have applied for undergraduate Young Trustee than in recent years following the first student body election of the position instituted last year.

Central to add four new SLGs

New groups with space on Central hope to attract rushees this Spring. Four new selective living groups’ requests for residential sections were approved by the administration over Winter Break.

510 women signed up for Panhellenic recruitment this year, an increase attributed to improved public relations and positive word of mouth.

Panhel sees record registration numbers for third year

More than 500 women registered for Panhellenic recruitment this year, surpassing last year’s mark by 76 students.

Students battle the elements in K-ville Tuesday during the end of  a storm that blanketed the tent city in snow and ice.

K-ville Soundoff

Amid snow piles, inhabitants of Krzyzewskiville cozy up in sleeping bags in shelters varying from tents to tarps held up by sticks.

Duke has seen a record number of applicants for the fourth year in a row. The 29, 526 high school students vying for a spot in the Class of 2015 are a 10.5 percent increase over last year’s applicant number.

Record 29K apply to join Class of 2015

For the fourth year in a row, a record number of prospective Blue Devils worldwide submitted applications to Duke.

This year’s Winter Forum, hosted by the Duke Global Health Institute, focused on medical and media policy issues of a simulated pandemic.

Forum brings together diverse group to discuss health crises

What should be done if the world faces the crisis of a pandemic?

Betty Makoni, a gender activist who was raped when she was six years old, spoke about her work to Duke Medicine employees Tuesday.

Makoni fights to empower women

Betty Makoni was raped at age six, a tragedy not uncommon in her native Zimbabwe. As an adult, she has worked against such injustices and has rescued more than 35,000 girls and women since 1999.

Duke accepts record number of early applicants

Anxiously sitting at their computers, 645 high school seniors learned of their admittance to the Class of 2015 Tuesday evening.

The potential elimination of the annual Quadrangle & First Year Housing fee is part of an internal funding change due to reorganizations within RLHS.

Uni plans to cut annual quad fees

Although students will still have to pay an increased dining contract fee, they may get a break paying for quad fees in the future.

Q&A with Richard Newell

An expert on the economics of sustainable energy, Richard Newell is the Gendell Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School.

Charlotte Clark, visiting assistant professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment, will lead a new DukeEngage program in Louisiana, which will help with the recovery from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

New DukeEngage programs to aid recovery from oil damage

Two new DukeEngage programs will focus on helping the environment recover from damage caused largely by the oil industry.

LVP for student affairs Larry Moneta announced in September that an increase in the student dining fee may remain in place until 2013, after DSG members agreed last Spring to implement it for one year only.

DSG, admins dispute dining fee agreement

Changes to Duke Dining’s leadership have revealed misunderstandings and poor communication between administrators and student representatives.

Arts and Sciences Council members passed a new policy making most transfer credits ineligible for Modes of Inquiry requirements at their meeting Thursday.

Transfer credit will no longer count for MOI

A new policy will make it more difficult for Dukies to fulfill some graduation requirements.

Fuqua, law school see high employment rates

As the economy begins to recover, students from the Fuqua School of Business and the School of Law are increasingly finding employment worldwide.

Duke Student Government members voted to pass several amendments to its election bylaw at their meeting Wednesday night.

Senate sticks with IRV system

Despite some support for a first-past-the-post voting system, DSG elections will continue to be determined by instant runoff voting, the Senate decided last night.