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.

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...

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.

Higginbotham stresses black perspective in legal history

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

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.

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.

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.

Kingsolver’s work fuses art and science

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

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.

Grad student not harmed in robbery

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

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.

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,...

Juniors returning from abroad next Spring will likely be housed in K4. A pre-lottery will notify rising juniors of their off-campus status this Spring.

RLHS creates off-campus pre-lottery

Rising juniors planning to go abroad will soon know whether they can live off campus on their return to Duke.

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.

David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group co-founder and Duke Trustee, spoke Wednesday on entrepreneurship.

Rubenstein lauds role of start-ups

Duke Trustee David Rubenstein told students Wednesday that Duke must support entrepreneurs to remain a top institution in the coming decades in addition to the University’s focus on becoming...

Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke about his experience with philanthropy.

Raikes pushes for risks in philanthropy

Jeff Raikes, CEO of the multibillion dollar Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, advocates taking risks and innovating when dealing with complex problems—which for the Gates Foundation ranges from...

Duke junior earns Goldwater Scholar award

A Duke junior was named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar in Science, Mathematics and Engineering, the University announced Tuesday.

CEO stresses emotion in advertising

Students hoping to break into the world of advertising learned some of the tricks of the trade Tuesday night.

Satell takes plea deal for child porn charges

Senior Cliff Satell pleaded guilty to five misdemeanors following a plea bargain in a case stemming from his possession of child pornography.

Kunshan campus takes shape amid doubts

As Duke Kunshan University moves forward, concerns about the risks involved with the endeavor continue to surface.

Indie-Pop Music canceled the Cataracs’ LDOC performance so they could attend the ASCAP awards show. They were nominated for “Pop Song of the Year.”

The Cataracs cancel LDOC performance

Acclaimed indie-pop duo The Cataracs will not be a part of this year’s Last Day of Classes celebration, LDOC committee co-chairs announced Tuesday.