The new K4 dormitory, which has begun to take shape over the past year, was built to accomodate the new house model.

Admins outline house model

As students begin RoomPix 2011, administrators are announcing further details about the house model that will be implemented in Fall 2012.

‘World Together’ to host key event

Duke’s “A World Together” initiative will hold its main event Feb. 24-27 during the Alumni Association’s annual Duke in Depth weekend.

New program offers meals in 600 calories

Starting after spring break, students will have a new way to count calories at the Great Hall and the Marketplace.

Wuhan’s role in partnership still developing

Duke’s partnership with Wuhan University provides a new understanding of Duke’s planned campus in China, though many concrete details remain uncertain.

Public media funds nixed by House bill

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting suffered a substantial setback Saturday when the House of Representatives passed its budget proposal eliminating all federal funding to public media.

A historic plant with a modern mission

Towering 175 feet above Campus Drive, the smokestack of the East Campus Steam Plant stands as a striking reminder of Duke’s past.

Duke Partnership for Service elected sophomore Sanjay Kishore, the only candidate for the position, as its next president.

dPS names Kishore next president

Sanjay Kishore, Duke Partnership for Service president-elect, will soon take up the charge of promoting civic engagement and student initiative on campus.

Pell Grant changes will not affect students, admins say

Although President Barack Obama’s proposed reductions to the Federal Pell Grant Program will eliminate summer grants for low-income college students, Duke undergraduates will likely see minimal...

Wuhan steps in to sponsor China campus

Duke has found a new educational sponsor for its Kunshan, China campus after its partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University fell through last summer.

DSG Judiciary rules referendum constitutionally sound

Despite a claim that Tuesday’s vote for a referendum merging Campus Council with Duke Student Government was undemocratic, the DSG Judiciary unanimously decided that the election was carried out...

Brodhead to lead national humanities board

In his annual faculty address Thursday, President Richard Brodhead spoke of the importance of the humanities—an issue recently taken on by Congress.

Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, said Thursday higher education’s greatest challenge will be capacity.

Ochoa urges reinvention of education

The Duke community got a reminder Thursday of the importance of higher education—and the many difficulties surrounding its success.

Duke Student Government President Mike Lefevre, a senior, met with Campus Council Thursday to discuss revisions to residential government.

DSG outlines plans for house model governance

Duke Student Government and Campus Council are in the process of defining a revised system for residential government under the house model.

Patton to take reins of Trinity

Laurie Patton, a professor at Emory University, will join Duke July 1 as the new dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, President Richard Brodhead and Provost Peter Lange announced Wednesday.

California students apply, attend Duke in record numbers

An increasing number of students are trading the Golden Coast for Bull City.

Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, told Duke Student Government Wednesday that academics, athletics and medicine, respectively, have the greatest influence on Duke’s reputation.

Admin confident in resilience of the Duke brand

The University does not expect scandal—whether a PowerPoint or Tailgate-gate—to affect its overall Duke brand.

Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat said Tuesday that the Haitian literary community has experienced a stylistic shift as a result of the devastation of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Danticat relates literary response to Haiti tragedy

Acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat spoke to an audience in Smith Warehouse about how she and other affected writers responded to last year’s Haitian earthquake Tuesday night.

Three injured in car accident on campus

Three people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Science Drive and Towerview Road Tuesday evening.

Sohn to serve as first female Young Trustee since 2004

The election was determined in an instant runoff, with Sohn defeating senior Matt Davis by 92 votes, 1,629 to 1,537. The election saw the largest voter turnout in recent history, as 49.94 percent...

Junior Rachel Sussman will begin her term as president in May, succeeding current Duke University Union president Yi Zhang, a senior.

Group elects Sussman as new president

Incoming DUU President Rachel Sussman will lead the organization’s effort to increase communication and collaboration across campus.

Saaem ‘humbled’ to be elected as grad YT

At the meeting, Saaem, a fifth-year biomedical engineering graduate student, said that his goals include improving aid for students, making life safer on and around campus and internationalizing Duke.

Ludacris, who is scheduled to perform at this year’s Last Day of Classes, last took the Duke stage in 2003 in Cameroon Indoor.

LUDACRIS DAY OF CLASSES

Get out the way, Ludacris is comin’ to Duke. Representatives from the artist’s record label confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the rapper will be performing at the Last Day of Classes celebration...

Community reacts to DPS strategic plan

It takes a village to raise a child, as the proverb goes, and Durham is no exception.

University narrows search for Trinity dean

Almost a year after the departure of George McLendon, former dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences and dean of Trinity College, the University has selected three finalists in the search for his...

Poet Mayda del Valle addresses a Reynolds Theater audience Monday night, discussing themes of famiy, relationships and bad pick-up lines. Del Valle said that  “off-limit” subjects are often the most captivating.

Del Valle speaks on heritage, relationships

In light of Valentine’s Day, poet Mayda del Valle told the large audience gathered in Reynolds Industries Theater Monday evening that although she thinks love is great, it is also the most...