Since the University decided not to merge the CMA and the International House, the CMA has hired two new program coordinators.

CMA undergoes restructuring

Since the cancellation of the merger of the Center for Multicultural Affairs and the International House, the CMA has undergone significant changes in a “rebuilding process.”

Dan Butin,  dean of the school of education at Merrimack College, spoke in the Freeman Center for Jewish Life Wednesday on service.

Butin: Service programs are not enough

College students often set out with the goal of changing the world. But for Dan Butin, dean of the school of education at Merrimack College, the academic approach to achieving that goal is...

Surgeon also charged with embezzlement

A former Duke surgeon is the second ex-employee to be charged for the embezzlement of $267,000 from the University.

Dr. Khassan Baiev discussed his experience during the Second Chechen War in a crowded White Lecture Hall Tuesday.  Baiev’s impartial work forced him to seek political asylum in the U.S. SEE STORY PAGE 3

Physician recounts toll of Second Chechen War

During the Russian Chechen Wars, a vicious conflict unbeknownst to many in the West, thousands of children sustained injuries requiring extensive plastic surgery.

The number of applicants for graduate Young Trustee this year is comparable to that of previous years.

Approximately 30 apply for graduate YT position

About 30 graduate and professional students have applied to serve as the next graduate Young Trustee.

DSG approved a new Senate bylaw calling for peer reviews of senators and executives each semester.

New bylaw calls for DSG performance peer reviews

After the approval of a new Senate bylaw in the Duke Student Government meeting Tuesday night, all DSG senators and executive board members will now be given performance reviews each semester.

DUU members discussed questions regarding a possible concert on Central Campus this Spring.

Committee considers Spring concert on Central Campus

Duke University Union members discussed the possibility of a Spring concert on Central Campus during their meeting Tuesday night.

Even with additional exemptions, granted partly due to accommodation needs, not all junior applicants will be able to live off campus this Spring.

RLHS grants 99 additional exemptions

Additional juniors returning from abroad can join their peers living off-campus, following a second wave of housing exemptions granted by Residence Life and Housing Services.

Members of the Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee met to present evaluations of campus eateries Monday.

Group reviews six eateries on West, Central

Members of Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee met to present end-of-semester vendor evaluations for several campus dining venues Monday evening.

Larry Kristiansen, ESPN’s vice president of event production, spoke as the keynote speaker at “Business in the Wide World of Sports,” at the Fuqua School of Business Monday.  He discussed the rise of ESPN in sports media, dating back to its founding in 1979.

Kristiansen details ESPN’s evolution

Risk and innovation, underscored by a devotion to supportive teamwork—these are ESPN’s keys to success, noted one of its chief executives.

The Office of Information Technology responded to students’ concerns over malfunctioning printers around campus. OIT says the sheer size of the system, which incldues more than 145 printers, makes occasional errors impossible to mitigate. Most errors are recognized and fixed immediately through routine screening.

ePrint system suffers from malfunctions

Receiving an error message instead of a printout has annoyed more than a few ePrint users.

DSG secures undergrad rep. on student conduct boards

Students are getting more involved in University conduct policy after a recent push led by Duke Student Government.

Ex-employee charged with embezzlement

A former Duke employee allegedly embezzled $267,000 from the University, according to an arrest warrant from the Durham County Magistrate’s Office.

Universities make courses available to public online

Duke has not formulated an official opinion on online lectures, but Nowicki said he firmly believes in trying to “transform away from an older textbook model” to a “new model which is more open.”

The International House, located on Campus Drive, hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday for students, both domestic and international, who did not go home for the holiday.

Duke provides Thanksgiving traditions away from home

While some Dukies returned home for Thanksgiving to see family and friends, others remained on campus.

A new lawsuit contends that Duke Police do not have the power to make arrests because the University is a Methodist institution.

Suit challenges DUPD power to make arrests

Durham lawyers are challenging Duke police officers’ authority to make arrests due to the University’s long-standing religious ties.

Brandon Putnam returned to Duke this year as a sophomore. He voluntarily withdrew from the University last semester while facing gun charges.

Putnam seizes new opportunities after return to Duke

Sophomore Brandon Putnam does not squander second chances.

Four seniors awarded top scholarships

Four Duke seniors were recently awarded prestigious scholarships that will allow them to conduct graduate work in the United Kingdom.

Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee co-Chair Andrew Schreiber, a senior, presented feedback and suggestions for Grace’s Cafe, located in Trent Hall, at the group’s meeting Monday.

Group reviews feedback on campus eateries

Using student and managerial feedback, the Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee suggested improvements for several campus eateries.

DukeEngage expanded its offerings this year to include nine new programs—five domestic and four international—for summer 2011. The expansion reflects new and growing partnerships with the Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Social Entrepreneur Corps.

DukeEngage builds on external partnerships

Applicants to DukeEngage this year may have noticed the list of international programs followed by three letters: FSD and SEC.

Duke senior wins Rhodes Scholarship

Dunnmon was chosen among 837 applicants from 309 colleges and universities for the prestigious award. Dunnmon is the 43rd student in Duke's history to receive the scholarship, according to a Duke...

Panel agrees on volatility of US politics

Don’t read too much into this fall’s midterm elections results. That was the consensus among the distinguished panel gathered Saturday at the Sanford School of Public Policy to discuss the midterms...

Devil’s Bistro, which opened this Spring, is looking to establish itself not only as an eatery but as a social destination on Central Campus.

Bistro seeks increased customer base

Despite meeting its early goals, Devil’s Bistro is hoping to increase its revenue and attract more customers.

Campus Council members debated some of the issues involved with the University’s transition to a house model, including how to de-stigmatize Central Campus, at their meeting Thursday.

Group discusses house model details

Campus Council representatives addressed their primary concerns with the new house model for West and Central campuses in discussions with administrators at the group’s meeting Thursday.

American students find ways around Chinese censorship

When imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in early October, Chinese state media immediately blacked out the news.