Q&A with Ron Currie Jr.
The Chronicle’s Yeshwanth Kandimalla spoke with Currie after one of the talks about both his work and his personal life.
Currie relates novel to own experiences
When many members of the Class of 2014 read Ron Currie Jr.’s book “Everything Matters!” this summer, they may not have realized that the “very very strange life” of the novel’s protagonist is based...
Fin. aid office teaches students money management
Amid the free food, activities and prizes of Orientation Week, some freshmen took the time to learn about financial challenges they could face in the next four years.
Angelou encourages courage, humility
Several minutes into her speech, Maya Angelou abruptly requested that her microphone stand be moved closer to the edge of the stage so that she could have a better view of the audience
The Tower replaces Tommy’s with more healthy options
Construction of the K4 residence hall may be far from complete, but another tower has already moved in nearby.
WISER volunteers reassigned
To the dismay of Kenyan campers and DukeEngage students who planned to attend CampWISER in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, this summer marked the second time since 2007 that camp was not in session.
Company gives students incentives to bet on grades
Starting this semester, predicting your grades has the potential to pay off. Ultrinsic Motivator Inc. allows students to bet on their ability to correctly predict their course grades.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.