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.”
DSG selects Young Trustee Committee
Duke Student Government selected leadership to oversee the Young Trustee process Wednesday night.
Brooks speaks on government inefficiencies
We hear too often about America’s impending doom, said David Brooks, political pundit and New York Times journalist. It is time, he believes, that we started talking about the remedy.
Upswing in early applicants continues
For the second year in a row, a record number of high school seniors have applied early decision to Duke.
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.
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.
Irons’ court date postponed to January
Former Trinity sophomore Eric Irons will face rape allegations in district court Jan. 27—more than two months after his original scheduled date.
Arts Festival ends two-week run
With performances everywhere from the Bryan Center to the C1, the Duke Arts Festival made its mark this year.
Group considers environmentally friendly solutions
As the University looks to promote sustainability on campus, members of the Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee suggested ways dining vendors can follow suit.
Tailgate canceled after incident with minor
Tailgate as students currently know it has been canceled, Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta confirmed Monday.
Awaaz unites campus in celebration of culture
Twenty five years ago, a small group of students gathered in a tent pitched outside the International House to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.
Uni analyzes impact of new housing model on diversity
As the University prepares to transition to the house model in Fall 2012, administrators and students are examining how the new living structure will affect diversity.
Group aims to alter off-campus housing lottery
After only 66 out of 220 juniors were granted off-campus housing last week, Campus Council discussed ways to improve the housing lottery Thursday night.
Researcher determines cost of obesity in the workplace
A team of researchers headed by a Duke professor has estimated that obesity costs American employers over $73.1 billion annually through lost productivity and health care costs.
Senate voids amendment to YT voting
Despite passing an amendment last week, Duke Student Government has postponed discussion of the Young Trustee electoral process, allowing the elections committee to review the bylaw before voting...
Bio dept. looks to improve new classes after negative reviews
Midway through the semester, biology professors in two new introductory courses have received lackluster feedback from the first students enrolled.
Increasing campus dance groups stretch practice space
Members of the undergraduate dance troupe Defining Movement said they anticipate having a harder time finding rehearsal space in the future.
Crude fraternity e-mails reignite debate on gender issues
At 6:10 p.m. Saturday, an e-mail message landed in the inboxes of more than 300 Duke women inviting them to a fraternity’s Halloween party at an off-campus apartment.
Group discusses potential changes to Joe College Day
At its meeting Tuesday night, Duke University Union reviewed proposals to improve Joe College Day.
Sanford watch party sees low undergraduate turnout
On a night when Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and gained seats in the Senate, some undergraduates and many graduate students gathered in the Sanford Building’s Fleischman...
Willard to take on role as OUE senior adviser
Huntington Willard, director of the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, was appointed Monday as senior adviser to Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education.
Group discusses range of campus dessert options
There’s nothing quite like a tasty dessert. Junior Jane Moore led a tasting and evaluation of dessert options on campus at the Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee meeting Monday night.
Spicer describes ‘insightful’ journalism
Washington, D.C. correspondent Nick Spicer knows first-hand that Al-Jazeera is a news network for the “global everyman” that values on-the-ground reporting undiluted by cultural biases.
University cancels Spring MMS workshop
Students looking forward to Markets and Management Studies’ entrepreneurship program will have to wait.
Thirteen join line of Duke Fulbrights
Thirteen Duke students and recent graduates won the U.S. Fulbright scholarship this year, making the University one of the top producers of program recipients.