Q&A with Barbara Kingsolver

After acceptance of the LEAF award last week, author Barbara Kingsolver sat down with The Chronicle’s Julian Spector to talk about her approach to writing, the intersection of science and art and...

Rock band Sugar Ray headlined the 2011 Old Duke concert. Duke student Edie Wellman and band Cloud 9 also performed on a stage set in the Keohane Amphitheater.

Campus Council goes out ‘with a bang’

It may be called Old Duke, but the celebrations in Keohane Amphitheater Friday also marked a new era in student government.

LSRW soundoff

About 60 admitted high school seniors attended Latino Student Recruitment Weekend, an annual event hosted by Mi Gente that helps to recruit students to Duke.

Role of RGAC scores remains up in the air

The Residential Group Assessment Committee will submit its evaluations of selective living groups today to the body that will determine whether groups will be placed on probation.

Alvin Crumbliss, interim dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, said Trinity has been successful in balancing its budget in the past year.

Patton to push collaboration in new position

It’s time for students and faculty to get a little closer.

Members of the Panhellenic Association sororities on campus have signed petitions to remove College ACB’s presence in Duke student life.

Sororities petition against Duke College ACB forum

The nine sororities in the Panhellenic Association have initiated petitions among their members to end Duke’s affiliation with the gossip website CollegeACB.com.

‘Beer Trucks’ scratched from graduation week

For more than 20 years, “Beer Trucks” has been a fixture of Duke’s commencement week activities, but the Class of 2011 will have to make alternate plans for the night before graduation exercises.

The distrubution of applicants and participants in DukeEngage programs by background nearly mirrored the percentages of the student body, with Asian students as the only group overrepresented.

DukeEngage reflects diverse student body

Students from many segments of the Duke community now volunteer through DukeEngage.

Group votes against steep budget cuts for yearbook

Students eager to reminisce about their Duke years with a yearbook can temporarily breathe a sigh of relief.

Committee hears future plans from The Tower management

After experiencing a wave of success, operators of The Tower said the restaurant is ready to adapt to serve Keohane Quadrangle 4E when it opens Spring 2012.

Knoerr leaves valued Nicholas School legacy

Kenneth Knoerr, former director of graduate studies for Environmental Sciences and Policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment, passed away Monday.

Walsh named permanent finance VP

After serving a nearly five-month term as interim vice president for finance, Tim Walsh will assume the position officially, effective immediately, the University announced Tuesday.

Author Salman Rushdie, pictured speaking to students, discussed the notion of viewing novelists as news gatherers bringing national issues to public attention.

Rushdie speaks on role of the novelist

Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie spoke about the power of literature to address human freedoms and conflict in the contemporary world, where public events increasingly impact private lives.

Former DCR chair files three new complaints

Justin Robinette, former chair of Duke College Republicans who alleged he was impeached last April because he is gay, has filed three new complaints with two different federal agencies alleging...

K4 construction ‘on schedule’

With open common spaces and walls of window paneling, the design of K4 is an experiment in how an architectural space might best foster community between students.

Higginbotham stresses black perspective in legal history

The black perspective is crucial in constructing legal history, Evelyn Higginbotham said Monday.

Journalist Damien Cave, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, spoke Monday on the difficulties of covering last year’s earthquake in Haiti. Cave was on assignment in the ravaged country.

Journalist shares challenges of Haiti quake

When journalist Damien Cave saw and smelled piles of bodies in Haiti after 2010’s tragic earthquake, his emotions took over.

Former DUPD staffer charged in burglaries

A former security expert of the Duke University Police Department has been charged with breaking into a series of medical offices in the Triangle.

Kingsolver’s work fuses art and science

Great art combines with a wealth of scientific knowledge in the work of Barbara Kingsolver.

Energy storage project wins $50K grand prize in Start-Up Challenge

In the final competition of the Duke Start-Up Challenge, HyTower Energy Storage beat out a record 110 total competitors and walked away with a $50,000 grand prize.

Students may excel if treated as ‘gifted’

Students may perform better academically if they are treated as gifted, according to a recent U.S. Department of Education study of a North Carolina program.

Associate Dean for Residence Life Joe Gozalez explained the reasoning behind the University’s recent decision to discontinue offering in-room cable services to students at the DSG meeting Thursday night.

University to transition away from cable service

After the Spring semester, cable services will no longer be offered in student dorm rooms.

Grad student not harmed in robbery

A female graduate student was robbed at gunpoint on Ninth Street early Thursday morning.

Admins work for Kunshan web freedom

Administrators are confident that academic standards will be maintained at Duke Kunshan University despite restrictive Chinese Internet policy. How the University will maintain these standards,...

LEFT TO RIGHT- Sophomore Alex Swain, juniors Kaveh Danesh, Ebonie Simpson and Pete Schork,  sophomore Gurdane Bhutani and juniors Esosa Osa and Christina Lieu.

Schork elected next DSG president

Nearly half the student body elected the members of the DSG executive board yesterday, marking the highest voter turnout in a presidential election since 2006.