Fuqua MMS adds term in second year
The Fuqua School of Business’s Master of Management Studies program has added an extra term after an initial year that exceeded Duke’s expectations and saw more than half of graduates receive a...
Trinity looks to reduce size by attrition
Arts and Sciences will extend last year’s faculty retirement incentive offer in its attempt to reduce faculty size.
Gates reviews effects of voluntary service
After discussing the state of America’s all-volunteer military force, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates implored Duke students to “earn their freedom” Wednesday night.
House model to level field for independents
With the transition to the house model on West Campus set for Fall 2012, administrators have announced additional details concerning the way the system will affect residence life.
Conversations canceled for the year
After a series of reforms that took place last year, one University program has been silenced for the academic year.
Freshmen face different levels of adjustment to college life
For more than one-fourth of the undergraduate population the first month of college marks an adjustment period to an unfamiliar environment.
Senate looks to improve, speed up legislative process
In its meeting Wednesday night, the Duke Student Government Senate addressed several issues aimed at facilitating its duties for the rest of the year.
Pilot system to turn hog waste to fuel
With the start of a new Duke project, one hog’s waste is a university’s treasure.
Study gives analysis of grad schools
The National Research Council publicized its extensive Data-Based Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs Tuesday. Duke is among the 212 U.S. graduate schools included in the study.
Group discusses attendance policy, upcoming events
Tuesday’s Duke University Union meeting addressed several topics including member attendance, Joe College Day and other upcoming events.
FEMA administrator discusses emergency response
In emergency situations, bureaucracy and inefficiency hamper traditional relief efforts, FEMA Chief of Staff Jason McNamara said Tuesday night.
Spiral staircase to connect third and fourth floors in McClendon Tower
Renovations to McClendon Tower aim to connect the third and fourth floors in a more intimate way.
Duke students conscious about what they eat, nutritionist says
For some Duke students, eating well and looking good go hand in hand.
NGO CEO explores increasing emphasis on development
Charles MacCormack said nonprofits are in desperate need of “orchestra leaders”: people with technical backgrounds and entrepreneurial instincts that can handle global problems in an increasingly...
Event examines Jewish views on sex during Sukkot holiday
Although few teenagers would feel comfortable talking to a rabbi about sex, Jewish Dukies openly discussed the topic at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life Monday night.
Alums discuss oil spill and future of energy industry
In the middle of receptions, the President’s Ball and the football game, about 20 alumni took a break from the weekend’s Homecoming activities to discuss the future of the energy industry.
Duke alumni celebrated Homecoming with several events over the weekend, including Friday’s pep rally and President Brodhead’s Homecoming Dance, with Tailgate and a football game against Army Saturday.
Panel provides globalization update for alumni
As part of a campus-wide initiative to highlight the University’s commitments abroad, Duke held a panel discussion Friday on its global objectives.
Jervis talks difficulties of post-war analyses
With the Iraq war in the end stages, Columbia professor Robert Jervis provided insight into the conflict and the pitfalls of analyzing war itself.
Career Center sees success with first-year outreach efforts
Some freshmen are heading to the Career Center just weeks into their time at Duke to start planning for their future.
Administrators present formal financial update
Top administrators expressed confidence Thursday that the University will be able to eliminate its remaining $40 million budget deficit in the next two years.
President updates employees on University finances
After a tough 2009-2010 fiscal year, the University’s endowment and budget appear to be heading back on track.
Senate votes to set up new committees
In its meeting Wednesday, Duke Student Government established two new committees: one charged with modifying DSG election bylaws, the other with increasing student familiarity with financial aid.
DukeEngage director Mlyn to lead through 2016
When asked on their applications why they chose Duke, high school seniors now mention DukeEngage more frequently than Duke Basketball.
‘Precious’ director takes issues head on
During his address, Hollywood director Lee Daniels gave his audience some advice.