MMS grows despite doubts of practicality

Duke’s undergraduate Markets and Management Studies certificate has a devoted student following, despite the fact that some have criticized its practicality.

Election schedule changes to prevent voter ‘burnout’

After low voter turnout for the second of two Duke Student Government elections last year, DSG has reshuffled the executive board and Senate election schedule.

TEDxDuke to feature 15 diverse speakers

Entrepreneurs, Duke neuroscientists and a beatboxing flautist will be coming to Duke April 2 under the banner of the TED brand, known for its compelling series of online lecture videos.

Irons’ court date postponed to May 16

Former Trinity sophomore Eric Irons will now face rape allegations in district court May 16—marking the third time Irons’ court date has been moved since November.

16 to run for DSG posts

Seventeen undergraduates will seek to grab spots on the Duke Student Government Executive Board.

Dr. Ralph Snyderman, chancellor emeritus of the Duke University Health System,  discussed the future of personalized and preventative  health care.

Speakers outline future of bioethics

Preventative care and personalized medicine will be powerful forces in the medical community in coming decades, said speakers at a bioethics conference this weekend.

Campus Council members heard a presentation at their meeting Thursday detailing updated policies that will be implemented under the house model.

Admins detail housing reshuffling

Approximately 25 percent of sophomores will live on Central Campus once the house model is implemented, administrators said Thursday evening.

Williams embodies loyalty to Duke

Duke Endowment Chairman Neil Williams isn’t kidding when he calls himself an involved alum.

Members of the Arts and Sciences Council approved a new South Asian Studies certificate program, which will require six courses, with a unanimous vote at their meeting Thursday.

South Asian Studies cert. approved

The Arts and Sciences Council unanimously approved the new South Asian Studies certificate program and discussed the results of the faculty Budget Solutions Poll at its meeting Thursday.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who spearheaded a proposal to build a Muslim community center in lower Manhattan, discusses the controversy surrounding the project at Duke Chapel Thursday.

Abdul Rauf tackles debate over Park51

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said he has had a dream of building a Muslim community center, an equivalent of a YMCA, for the past 20 years.

18 sign up for new housing option

Tonight, some students will choose to take advantage of the new option to live with members of the opposite sex on campus.

Duke Student Government members converse before their meeting Wednesday. The Senate voted last night to postpone the election for the DSG executive board to April 6.

Executive board election moved for NCAA finals

Duke Student Government postponed the election date of the DSG executive board by one day to avoid conflicting with the NCAA basketball championship. The election will now occur April 6.

Mark Taylor, chair of the department of religion at Columbia University, speaks on the need for problem-based learning in higher education.

Taylor calls for reform of American higher education

The traditional university model may need more than a simple tune-up.

Blue Devils United President Ollie Wilson said the group’s blog has grown significantly in the past year.

Student groups turn to blogs for expression

After hearing a group of female engineers discuss discrimination against women during lab, Sunhay You, a sophomore, knew something had to be done to share their experiences with the Duke community.

Duke graduate schools gain in rankings

The newest rankings are out, and many of Duke’s graduate schools are listed among the elite of the nation.

The Lupe fiasco comes to an end

Seniors who anticipated rapper Lupe Fiasco’s concert at their freshman year LDOC will finally have a chance to see him perform in their last semester.

In a forum Tuesday, foreign language faculty members discussed budget cuts’ negative effects on foreign language programs nationwide.

Language faculty express budget concerns

University foreign language departments are becoming even more pertinent as Duke expands abroad, but continued spending cuts in Durham are causing stress among language faculty.

Cafe strives for sustainability despite small kitchen space

Size doesn’t matter for the Refectory Cafe at Duke Law School.

From left to right--Alejandro Peldroza, David Lai, and Kyle Power

3 students arrested on drug charges

Several undergraduates were arrested in two drug busts that took place last month.

The recent Central Campus Satisfaction Survey indicated that most residents have a positive experience but found busing inconsistent.

Central survey suggests overall positive experience

Living on Central isn’t as bad as some students may think.

Tasti D-Lite, a soft serve dessert that replaced the Freshens frozen yogurt offering in Alpine Bagels, debuted this week to high traffic.

Tasti D-Lite Soundoff

Endowment pledges $80M gift

After most students had long cleared campus to enjoy Spring Break, several notable Duke figures gathered in the Great Hall for a major announcement March 7.

US Treasury official takes teaching post at Duke

William Pizer, a top U.S. Treasury Department official, will teach at Duke next Fall having decided in March to leave the Obama Administration.

DSG names interim VP for Residential Life and Dining Committee

In preparation for its merger with Campus Council, Duke Student Government confirmed eight at-large senators and an interim vice president for the new Residential Life and Dining Committee.

‘Duke-in’ abroad programs see large increase in apps

More students than last year have submitted applications to study abroad through “Duke-in” programs, according to the Global Education Office for Undergraduates