Coley named new Robertson Scholars director

The Robertson Scholars Program met more than just a new class of prospective scholars this week—it is also welcoming a new executive director.

Ebonie Simpson, a junior,  has experience as a student affairs senator and serves as the executive vice president of the Black Student Alliance. Michael Habashi, a sophomore, is the Honor Council’s vice chair of internal affairs and participated in the Leadership Roundtable.

Candidates look to connect DSG with student body

Two candidates are competing to bring the student voice to Duke Student Government.

Ashley Jordan, a junior, spent three years in Campus Council before pursuing the DSG presidency.

Jordan looks to bring ‘realistic’ ideas to DSG

Ashley Jordan is not a current member of Duke Student Government. But to the junior, her outsider’s perspective is exactly what qualifies her to take the reins as DSG president.

Duke University Union Major Attractions brought Lupe Fiasco to Central Campus Thursday for a long-awaited performance, held at Erwin Park Baseball field.

Despite weather, the show goes on

Despite inclement weather, award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco performed in a sold-out show Thursday night at Erwin Park on Central Campus

Regular decision acceptance rate 10.8 percent for Class of 2015

The University will offer 3,094 applicants the chance to join Duke’s Class of 2015 today when decisions are posted online at 6 p.m., according to a Duke news release. Combined with the 645 high...

In response to a letter to the editor critical of the Black Student Alliance Invitational weekend, which took place March 24 to 27,  BSA president Nana Asante spoke before DSG to defend the event’s integrity.

BSA President Asante defends BSAI

For the first time in recent years, the president of the Black Student Alliance addressed Duke Student Government at its meeting Tuesday night.

This Spring, 11 classes participated in a pilot program using Sakai, which administrators say they hope will replace Blackboard by July 2012.

Sakai pilot gets positive feedback

After three years using Blackboard Academic Suite, Duke is preparing to upgrade.

New York Times investigative reporter Andrea Elliott, who has won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on an imam in New York, spoke Wednesday on the growing distrust Muslims in the United States have faced since 9/11.

Elliott discusses increasing anti-Islam sentiment

American Muslims are facing increasing amounts of public distrust and hate speech, said Andrea Elliott, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times.

(From left to right) DSG Vice President for Residential Life and Dining candidates Wally Gurzynski, Jeremy Moskowitz, Esosa Osa and Philip Srebrev.

Four compete to take on new VP position

From planning the details of the house model to dealing with the merger of Campus Council and Duke Student Government, next year’s vice president for residential life and dining will be kept busy.

3,739 offered spots in Class of 2015

For eager high school seniors, the wait is finally over. Duke admitted 3,094 people to the Class of 2015 yesterday.

Great Hall worker remembered for spirit

As a lover of food, fashion and friendship, NaShanda Singletary lived her life with a flair for glamour.

Sophomore Alex Swain will work to involve Duke students more in the Durham community by publicizing local events on campus.

Swain to draw on connections with Durham leaders

Alex Swain has a vision to bring Duke and Durham together. Swain, a sophomore, is running uncontested for Duke Student Government’s vice president for Durham and regional affairs position.

Duke to end pay freeze for fiscal year 2011-2012

University employees meeting certain performance qualifications will receive pay raises starting in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, President Richard Brodhead officially announced Monday.

Primatologist Jane Goodall spoke Monday in Page Auditorium, discussing the digitization of more than 400,000 of her documents on chimpanzees and the need to preserve their habitats.

Fifty years of Goodall work to be digitized

Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall has brought her research to Duke.

Lieu, Liberman vie for renamed VP spot

Two candidates will run for an established DSG committee with a new name.

BSAI Sound Off

About 130 high school seniors visited the University’s campus this weekend for the Black Student Alliance Invitational, a recruitment event for black prospective students.

Renovations to constrain dining space

With funds secured to renovate the West Union building and other major campus facilities, the University faces several significant logistical challenges in the next few years.

Junior Kaveh Danesh, who served as vice president for academic affairs this year, is running uncontested for a second term in 2011.

Danesh stresses advising, ACES improvements

Junior Kaveh Danesh is running uncontested for Duke Student Government vice president for academic affairs for the second consecutive year.

Grammy award-winning musician John Legend came to Page Auditorium Friday night to discuss his views on educational inequality and global poverty, which were inspired by the singer’s trip to Africa.

Legend promotes social causes in speech, songs

Soon after he took the stage Friday night, musician and humanitarian John Legend gave a packed Page Auditorium the “green light.”

Photographer Alex Harris discusses approach to Katrina images

A photographer spoke about the need to humanize tragedy Wednesday—putting a face to the statistics of a disaster.

The new distribution of the residential programming fee will give house councils nearly the full amount that can be allocated from the fee. The group also recommended that the fee increase from $47 to $60.

Group discusses student fee reallocation at last scheduled meeting

More of students' residential programming fee could go directly to their quads beginning next year.

President Richard Brodhead reported at Academic Council’s Thursday meeting that initial cost estimates for the University’s Kunshan campus total $37 million.

Initial DKU phase to cost Duke $37M

The first phase of Duke Kunshan University is expected to cost Duke $37 million, according to a document released Thursday at Academic Council.

Revamped course numbering to be implemented Spring 2012

Students will have to begin removing several words from their Duke-related vocabulary­—one year from now, classic courses such as Math 31, Econ 55 and Psych 11 will be known by different names.

Senate reviews survey

The numbers are in: Students love Duke.

The Women’s Center has hosted several forums as part of Feminist week, including, "Rocking the Boat," Wednesday, a dialogue about sex positivity in the 21st century.

Discussion connects feminism, greek life

As part of the first-ever Feminist Week, students gathered Wednesday night to discuss ways to increase awareness of feminism and its relation to greek life on campus.