Rock the Vote campaigns to spark young voters
Given the importance of the youth vote in the 2008 presidential election, Rock the Vote hopes to excite the same demographic for the November midterm elections.
$1.5M Energy Hub to open by first day of classes
A new multidisciplinary center for environmental and energy studies is expected to open Monday.
Robinette files new suit in Duke CR discrimination case
Although his earlier charges of discrimination against the Duke College Republicans were dismissed, senior Justin Robinette is determined to pursue his case.
Yoskowitz will look to engage students as new campus rabbi
The University’s new campus rabbi has wide-ranging work experience: everything from banking to grassroots lobbying, database development and management and, of course, Jewish leadership.
PTS launches tracking, new campus routes
This Fall, many of Duke’s buses will run on different routes as the University seeks to cut costs and better integrate students living on Central Campus.
Brodhead welcomes largest ever class
As the members of the largest-ever freshman class sat in the Chapel during Wednesday’s Convocation ceremony, they heard about the economic downturn, a “Star Wars”-obsessed roommate and tales of...
University moves up in U.S. News rankings, ties for ninth
For Dukies concerned about how their school stacks up, the Aug. 17 release of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2011” brings relatively good news.
Giles suffers minimal damage from fire
Despite a small fire on the roof of Giles three weeks ago, freshmen moving into the dorm’s third floor should find their rooms undamaged.
Noisiest K4 construction completed over summer
Upperclassmen moving in early to Keohane Quadrangle may notice that construction crews, metal fences and building equipment have taken over the quad’s landscape.
Duke looks to highlight global service
With an international campus underway and increasing student involvement abroad, Duke is launching a year-long initiative to highlight the University’s growing commitment to global development.
Record class will strain East dorms
For some freshmen, “fitting in” at Duke will require some physical maneuvering. Due to a record number of incoming students, some members of the Class of 2014 will have smaller living spaces and...
University ties for 9th in U.S. News and World Report rankings
For Dukies concerned about how their school stacks up, today's release of the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges 2011" brings relatively good news. Duke is tied for ninth in the updated list...
Giles suffers minimal damage in fire
Around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, the Duke University Police Department and Durham Fire Department responded to a report of "visual flames" on the roof of Giles Dormitory.
Administrators commission internal, external investigations of Potti
The University will launch two investigations into cancer researcher Anil Potti and his work as a result of allegations that he embellished his resume.
Three clinical trials suspended while Duke investigates Potti
Three clinical trials have been shut down at Duke as the University investigates allegations that Anil Potti, an associate professor of medicine and cancer researcher, falsely claimed to be a...
Future of 610 N. Buchanan uncertain after demolition of lacrosse house
The University demolished the lacrosse house Monday—its first move to turn over the off-East symbol of the 2006 lacrosse scandal.
Kreps, former secretary of commerce and Duke professor, dies at 89
Juanita Kreps, former secretary of commerce for Jimmy Carter and an economist at Duke, died July 5 in Durham. The 89 year old’s death was caused by complications of Alzheimer’s disease, her...
Former Trustee John Forlines dies
John Forlines, a former member of the Board of Trustees and the former president of the Duke Alumni Association, passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.
Replacement for Tommy’s among proposed Dining changes
Come this Fall, barbecue joint Tommy’s Rubs and Grubs may feature a new menu, more affordable prices, different hours of operation and a new name.
Report questions Teach for America effectiveness
One of the nation’s most lauded educational programs has recently felt some heat, but program officials and several participants who entered from Duke reject the criticism.
Student fees go toward funding campus programming
Each year, Duke undergraduates spend a little more than $50,000 each for tuition, room, board and a higher education.
Student Affairs responds to new responsibilities
The Office of Student Affairs will soon be restructured. But if changes go according to plan, students should not even notice the reorganization.
Q&A with Laura Hall
A proponent for green and healthy eating on Duke’s campus, Laura Hall is the owner of the Refectory, which has locations both in the Divinity School and the School of Law. The Chronicle’s Carter...
Athletics balances reputation and cost
With two national championships in the past four months, the University’s athletics program is among the elite. Staying there, though, is no simple task. Two years ago, the athletics department...
More Duke grads take non-traditional path
Although not on par with a pre-recession economy, the job market for Duke’s Class of 2010 has shown signs of improvement, with more students embarking on less traditional career paths.