(From left to right) DSG Vice President for Residential Life and Dining candidates Wally Gurzynski, Jeremy Moskowitz, Esosa Osa and Philip Srebrev.

Four compete to take on new VP position

From planning the details of the house model to dealing with the merger of Campus Council and Duke Student Government, next year’s vice president for residential life and dining will be kept busy.

3,739 offered spots in Class of 2015

For eager high school seniors, the wait is finally over. Duke admitted 3,094 people to the Class of 2015 yesterday.

This Spring, 11 classes participated in a pilot program using Sakai, which administrators say they hope will replace Blackboard by July 2012.

Sakai pilot gets positive feedback

After three years using Blackboard Academic Suite, Duke is preparing to upgrade.

Great Hall worker remembered for spirit

As a lover of food, fashion and friendship, NaShanda Singletary lived her life with a flair for glamour.

Sophomore Alex Swain will work to involve Duke students more in the Durham community by publicizing local events on campus.

Swain to draw on connections with Durham leaders

Alex Swain has a vision to bring Duke and Durham together. Swain, a sophomore, is running uncontested for Duke Student Government’s vice president for Durham and regional affairs position.

Duke to end pay freeze for fiscal year 2011-2012

University employees meeting certain performance qualifications will receive pay raises starting in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, President Richard Brodhead officially announced Monday.

Primatologist Jane Goodall spoke Monday in Page Auditorium, discussing the digitization of more than 400,000 of her documents on chimpanzees and the need to preserve their habitats.

Fifty years of Goodall work to be digitized

Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall has brought her research to Duke.

Lieu, Liberman vie for renamed VP spot

Two candidates will run for an established DSG committee with a new name.

BSAI Sound Off

About 130 high school seniors visited the University’s campus this weekend for the Black Student Alliance Invitational, a recruitment event for black prospective students.

Renovations to constrain dining space

With funds secured to renovate the West Union building and other major campus facilities, the University faces several significant logistical challenges in the next few years.

Junior Kaveh Danesh, who served as vice president for academic affairs this year, is running uncontested for a second term in 2011.

Danesh stresses advising, ACES improvements

Junior Kaveh Danesh is running uncontested for Duke Student Government vice president for academic affairs for the second consecutive year.

Grammy award-winning musician John Legend came to Page Auditorium Friday night to discuss his views on educational inequality and global poverty, which were inspired by the singer’s trip to Africa.

Legend promotes social causes in speech, songs

Soon after he took the stage Friday night, musician and humanitarian John Legend gave a packed Page Auditorium the “green light.”

Photographer Alex Harris discusses approach to Katrina images

A photographer spoke about the need to humanize tragedy Wednesday—putting a face to the statistics of a disaster.

The new distribution of the residential programming fee will give house councils nearly the full amount that can be allocated from the fee. The group also recommended that the fee increase from $47 to $60.

Group discusses student fee reallocation at last scheduled meeting

More of students' residential programming fee could go directly to their quads beginning next year.

President Richard Brodhead reported at Academic Council’s Thursday meeting that initial cost estimates for the University’s Kunshan campus total $37 million.

Initial DKU phase to cost Duke $37M

The first phase of Duke Kunshan University is expected to cost Duke $37 million, according to a document released Thursday at Academic Council.

Senate reviews survey

The numbers are in: Students love Duke.

Revamped course numbering to be implemented Spring 2012

Students will have to begin removing several words from their Duke-related vocabulary­—one year from now, classic courses such as Math 31, Econ 55 and Psych 11 will be known by different names.

Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University and bestselling author, discusses the importance of religious differences Wednesday evening at the Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel.

Scholars discuss religious commonality

Religions are not all rooted in the same fundamental truth, at least in the opinion of bestselling author Stephen Prothero.

The Women’s Center has hosted several forums as part of Feminist week, including, "Rocking the Boat," Wednesday, a dialogue about sex positivity in the 21st century.

Discussion connects feminism, greek life

As part of the first-ever Feminist Week, students gathered Wednesday night to discuss ways to increase awareness of feminism and its relation to greek life on campus.

Hendrick stresses value of employees

One of North Carolina’s most successful businessmen gave away a few prized trade secrets Tuesday evening.

Quick response barcodes have become a common feature on event posters and and can give students easy access to changing information.

University uses new technology to deliver information

Duke is making efforts to stay technologically savvy, one pixel at a time.

Felicia Hawthone, current GPSC vice president and fourth-year doctoral candidate, was elected to serve as student council president next year.

Council VP elected to be next president

The Graduate and Professional Student Council has elected its new leaders for next year. Felicia Hawthorne, current GPSC vice president, will serve as president of the student group.

Q&A with Phil Bennett

Four New York Times journalists were released by the Libyan government Monday after a week in captivity. One of the reporters, Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid, worked under Phil Bennett, a...

Duke professor Timur Kuran researched the economic trajectories of Europe and the Middle East as part of his critically acclaimed book.

Q&A with Timur Kuran

Timur Kuran is a Duke professor of economics and political science and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies. His recent book, “The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East,”...

Bard College President Leon Botstein leads a discussion with undergraduates detaling the shortcomings of career-focused education.

Bard President wants focus on humanities

American students are entering the adult world without morals, self-discipline and maturity—all because of modern education, said Bard College President Leon Botstein.