In light of the Food and Drug Administration’s recent warnings against the combination of alcohol and caffeine in Four Loko drinks, some students are heading to local stores while the product is still available.

FDA warns against caffeine, alcohol mix

First Tailgate, now Four Loko. The Food and Drug Administration contacted 14 companies that produce alcoholic energy beverages Wednesday—including the makers of the popular Four Loko brand—calling...

Gregory Jones, vice president and vice provost of global strategy and programs, gave a presentation at the Academic Council meeting Thursday.

Group seeks involvement in int’l programs

The Academic Council established a new committee Thursday that will assess Duke’s global initiatives to increase faculty involvement in international planning.

Gender forum leads to student action plan

Duke Student Government decided it is time for undergraduates to make a plan.

Blue Devil’s District, a website created by Duke Student Government to facilitate discussion on campus issues, was launched Wednesday. The posts on the website will be tied to students’ NetIDs.

Group launches new online forum for student discussion

A new online forum created by Duke Student Government hopes to spark campus discussion.

Harry Potter Sound-Off

As the world prepares for the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” at midnight Nov. 19, many Duke students have their wands at the ready.

Col. Kevin Colyer and Professor Sean Metzger participate in a panel discussion hosted by Duke Political Union, evaluating the consequences of the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Panel agrees ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal is best policy

Panelists at “Do Ask, We’ll Tell” agreed that combat readiness would not be hindered by gays serving openly in the military.

Duke University Union members discussed ways to make the group more visible on campus and recruit more underclassmen as Union members at their meeting Tuesday night.

Group looks for involvement of underclassmen

Duke University Union plans to strengthen and expand its presence on and off campus as well as reach out to underclassmen, as discussed in its meeting Tuesday.

Plate & Pitchfork, a restaurant in the West Union Building, employs eight undergraduates to serve on its wait staff. The eatery is one of only a handful of campus vendors that hires students, who say they enjoy the unique nature of the job in comparison to other campus positions.

Students see Dining from other side

As an organic chemistry tutor, an HIV-testing volunteer and a pre-med, senior Alexa Monroy already has a lot on her plate—and that’s including the ones she serves.

After Karen Owen’s PowerPoint rapidly spread to the public, Duke professors held a panel discussion on social media’s role in portraying sex.

Profs debate Internet role in sexual image

A panel titled “Sex in the Age of Digital Reproduction” addressed the role of the Internet and social media in light of the recent viral spread of a Duke alumna’s PowerPoint.

Executive Vice President Tallman Trask said Tuesday that although Duke still needs to cut from its deficit, academic programs will take top priority.

Trask discusses remaining deficit

In addressing the University’s remaining deficit, Executive Vice President Tallman Trask emphasized that academic programs remain a top priority.

President urges student-led culture shift in e-mail

After a series of incidents that have saddled Duke with negative publicity, President Richard Brodhead sent an e-mail Monday urging undergraduates to “visualize a change.”

DUSDAC held its Duke Dining Fall open forum Monday. The event invited non-DUSDAC students to interact with members and administrators to discuss improvements to the dining system.

Dining changes expected by 2012

Students should expect massive changes to Duke Dining—both in terms of venues and meal plans—but not until 2012.

The final 18 groups participating in the fifth Annual Elevator Pitch Competition had just two minutes to deliver their business proposals.

Four teams take prize at Start-Up Challenge event

Using only a PowerPoint presentation and a few props, dozens of Duke student teams had exactly one minute to woo the judges with their business proposals in the 5th annual Elevator Pitch Competition.

B-school list ranks Fuqua sixth in US

The Fuqua School of Business was ranked sixth in BusinessWeek’s biannual “Best U.S. B-Schools of 2010,” marking a two-spot improvement since it was last evaluated in 2008.

Tailgaters tame despite admin fears

Tailgate ended not with a bang, but a whimper. The Main West Quadrangle was quiet and tranquil Saturday morning—a far cry from the “Main Quad Throwdown” that more than 1,000 students pledged to...

The future of transportation on campus will see fewer parking lots and decks constructed. The University is looking to increase sustainability and efficiency with the Bull City Connector and programs such as Duke Bikes.

Duke looks to encourage alternative transportation

The wheels are turning on transportation reform.

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The Arts and Sciences Council voted Thursday to appeal for increased funding after the University cut the faculty research budget by 75 percent.  Such funds are believed to be essential to faculty productivity.

Faculty votes to appeal for more funding

After a recent poll revealed that University faculty overwhelmingly opposes recent cuts in research budgets, the Arts and Sciences Council voted Thursday to formally appeal for increased funding.

Out of the Blue Zone: Tailgaters search for gameday alternatives

Some students are considering showing in force to the Main Quadrangle—donning their final Halloween costumes of the year, beers in hand. But administrators warn they will take any necessary action...

Duke looks to fortify India connection

As President Barack Obama traveled through India throughout this week, he encouraged the country to develop stronger ties with American companies—a goal that has elicited support from many American...

Senior faces child porn allegations

A Duke student charged with obtaining and possessing child pornography is expected to appear in court next month.

Dave  Eggers, an accomplished author and human rights advocate, spoke at this year’s Weaver Memorial Lecture in Page Auditorium Wednesday.

Eggers speaks about human rights violations

Yesterday evening author David Eggers addressed violations of human rights during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the main subject of his book, “Zeitoun.”

Despite policies prohibiting students from posting fliers in unauthorized areas, it continues to be a problem on campus.

Fliers still a problem on East

For the last seven years, fliers advertising fraternity parties, concerts and events have been continuously shoved under students’ doors against University policy.

DSG selected eight representatives for the Young Trustee Nominating Committee Wednesday.  DSG also discussed tailgate reform and DSG diversity.

DSG selects Young Trustee Committee

Duke Student Government selected leadership to oversee the Young Trustee process Wednesday night.

Members of Duke University Union voted to introduce two new executive positions, in order to better distribute duties among officers, at their meeting Tuesday.

Group aims to balance exec duties

With a goal of more evenly distributed responsibilities and increased clarity among executive positions, Duke University Union members voted Tuesday to restructure its executive board.

City still faces poverty, health challenges, DPD chief says

Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez recognized the challenges that remain for Bull City in his Chapel address yesterday.