Political Science department suffers from budget cuts

The economy is taking its toll on a political science department that is losing funding, professors and students.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, “Committed,” is a memoir detailing her exploration of marriage.

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author promotes newest book

In a presentation ranging from anecdotal airport recollections to reflections on soul-altering meditations, best-selling Elizabeth Gilbert addressed a Durham audience to promote her most recent...

Former Duke president Nannerl Keohane, discussed her new book and leadership qualities at the Sanford School of Public Policy Friday.

Keohane explores effective leadership

Duke’s first and only female president returned to campus to share what she has learned from her study and practice of leadership.

The University’s share of the long-term pool of investments managed by the Duke University Management Company, saw 13.3 percent growth in the 2010 calendar year, exceeding previous expectations.

Long-term University fund up 13.3%

Despite growth of the University’s long-term investments in the 2010 calendar year, spending for next fiscal year will not substantially increase.

Former Duke president Nan Keohane will speak today on her new book.

Q&A with Nan Keohane

The Chronicle’s Amanda Young talked with Nan Keohane about her new book and past accomplishments.

Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times, spoke Thursday in the Sanford School of Public Policy on President Obama’s policies and his own role as a liaison between the government and its constituency.

Baker gives analysis of Pres. Obama

The way the public views a presidency is shaped not only by an administration’s policies, but also by the people who stand on the sidelines of history and document it.

In an open forum, President Richard Brodhead and other top administrators answered student questions, discussing campus life and administrative decision-making.

Brodhead tells students to ‘think hard, play well’

Students got the rare opportunity to question top administrators about campus culture, scandals and decisions that take place behind administrators’ closed doors.

From Fall 2009, the number of companies represented at the Fall Career Fair and who posted job or internship openings on Duke’s eRecruiting website has increased, an optimistic sign for students.

Job outlook positive as more recruiters visit Duke campus

With advice and guidance from the Career Center and more recruiters coming to Duke’s campus, students worrying about their futures may be relieved to hear that the Career Center is optimistic about...

Programming to fall under DUU in case of merger

Campus Council has recommended that residential programming responsibilities fall under DUU’s purview.

ITOC votes to restrict travel to Egypt

Due to political turmoil in Egypt that has resulted in widespread violence, the International Travel Oversight Committee voted to restrict travel to the country, Duke announced Wednesday.

DSG bylaws allow write-in candidates

By running as write-in candidates, students who were not selected as finalists by the Young Trustee Nominating Committee can seek election to the prestigious position.

Neuroscience major gains in popularity

Duke students have neuroscience on the brain. Since becoming a major in Fall 2009, the neuroscience major has rapidly expanded in popularity.

Ostrom lecture postponed

Despite efforts to become Central Campus’ dining hot spot, the Devil’s Bistro has received mixed reviews on its quality and service.

Devil’s Bistro struggles with complaints of inconsistency

Nine months after it opened on Central Campus, the Devil’s Bistro is receiving mixed reviews.

VP for Student Affairs Gurdane Bhutani discusses DukePie, a file-sharing service, which DSG approved funding for at its meeting Wednesday.

DukePie to provide file-sharing service

Duke Student Government approved funding for a peer-to-peer file-sharing service at its meeting Wednesday night.

Duke earns grant to further learning in economic history

Recognized for its leadership and innovation worldwide, Duke’s Center for the History of Political Economy recently received a $750,000 grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

The outcome of the ongoing protests in Cairo will determine the fate of Duke’s programs there. Should they result in a radical Islamic government or lead to factional warfare, the University could prevent students from traveling there for abroad opportunities.

Cairo unrest could affect Duke programs

Shockwaves from the current turmoil in Egypt are causing chaos throughout the political world, but the effects of the upheaval are by no means limited to politics alone.

Meet the Graduate Young Trustee Finalists

The three graduate Young Trustees were selected Sunday night. The Graduate and Professional Student Council will elect the candidate at its Feb. 15 meeting.

Students participate in Monday’s forum, designed to clarify the DSG-Campus Council merger. The event addressed such issues as opportunities to participate in organizations and pursue policy-making positions.

Open forum sheds light on merger

A policy aimed to streamline two major student organizations is still a work in progress—and many members of the student body appear to be unaware of the potential change.

ESG looks to better serve Pratt students

Duke engineering students are known for their work ethics and relative independence, and their student governing body is no exception.

Matthew Davis, Ben Getson and Michelle Sohn were chosen as the finalists for Young Trustee Saturday.

Meet the Undergraduate Young Trustee finalists

The Young Trustee Nominating Committee selected three finalists for the position Saturday night. The Young Trustee will be elected Feb. 15 by the undergraduate student body.

Lecture series to provoke dialogue on education

In part by hosting a new annual lecture series, Steve Nowicki hopes to improve the member interaction and involvement of a group of scholars whose presence as a group has been “relatively...

After the biology department received comments that the new introductory biology courses carried too strenuous a workload, it implemented several changes to the class for the Spring semester.

Intro bio courses modified after student feedback

The biology department has made changes to its two new introductory courses according to feedback provided by students in a survey conducted at the end of last semester.

Cute is What We Aim For performs at Joe College Day Oct. 2. Duke University Union hopes to revive the event’s declining attendance.

New Joe College Day chair hopes to increase attendance

Duke University Union members elected junior Kawon Lee as the Joe College Day committee chair Tuesday, with the goal of improving and attracting more students to the event.

Bulkogi Korean BBQ truck and Parlez-Vous Crepe truck park in the Card Lot at midnight to serve hungry tenters in K-ville.

Food trucks set up shop in K-ville

In what is being hailed by some as the greatest addition to K-ville since beer pong, a collaboration between line monitors and Duke Dining has brought food trucks to the parking lot adjacent to...