The above excerpt is from the open letter Dean Hays wrote to the Divinity School community.

Divinity dean's remarks contested following demonstration

Dozens gathered before the Divinity School’s convocation Tuesday in a show of support for the LGBTQ community, following the circulation of a statement allegedly made by Dean Richard Hays that some...

Imam Adeel Zeb, pictured, will move from Wesleyan University and Trinity College in Connecticut to become the Muslim chaplain at Duke.

Imam Adeel Zeb to replace Antepli as Muslim chaplain

Beginning Sept. 20, Imam Adeel Zeb will take on the role of Muslim chaplain at Duke.

On East Campus, crews widened the entrance to Brodie Gym—allowing two vehicles to pass at once—in addition to repairing a sinkhole in the Brown Parking Lot.

University finishes roadwork, Campus Drive pipes

While construction continues on high-profile, long-term campus projects such as Perkins Library and the West Union, a number of smaller projects were completed over the summer.

BSA hosts candlelight vigil for Ferguson

In honor of Michael Brown's funeral Monday, the Black Student Alliance hosted a candlelight vigil and open session for the community to express themselves through poetry and spoken word, among...

Students enrolling in DKU in 2014, pictured above, are the first to attend the satellite university.

DKU holds first day of classes

Duke Kunshan University held its first day of classes Monday—opening its doors to students after years of planning, construction and controversy.

Students can no longer renew their ePrint allocations an unlimited number of times, and the cost of printing has been raised per page.

Unlimited free printing ended in name of sustainability

Duke’s Office of Information Technology recently announced these changes in an effort to reduce students’ impact on the environment.

The Board of Trustees' Executive Committee discussed the future of the Chapel, which will close in this Spring for a year in order to complete a restoration of the original 1932 structure.

Trustees' Executive Committee opens Board business for 2014-15

The committee heard updates on several University projects, including Duke Kunshan University, campus construction and NCAA reforms.

Duke's Fulbright total holds steady

The University's number of Fulbright Scholarship recipients this year matched last year's total of 18.

Freshman Max Snow, pictured above on right, is the CEO and founder of Backtrack, an app for music sharing and discovery.

Freshman by day, music mogul by night

"We really want to empower the labels and kind of galvanize their dying reputation."

Cafe de Novo, pictured above, has replaced the Law Refectory Cafe.

Cafe de Novo replaces student favorite Law Refectory

The new restaurant, called Cafe de Novo, is operated by the same partnership behind Bella Union and Pitchfork Provisions.

The number of alcohol-related EMS calls doubled from 2013, when three calls were made because of alcohol overconsumption.

20 EMS phone calls made during freshmen O-Week

The number of Orientation Week calls to Duke Emergency Medical Services increased from last year—20 phone calls, compared to last year's 13.

Dean Steve Nowicki speaks at the Class of 2018 Convocation on Wednesday.

At Convocation, freshmen told to push outside comfort zones

More than 1,700 freshmen filled Duke Chapel at Wednesday’s Convocation ceremony and listened to imperatives to fervently seek out their purpose at Duke.

The DKU campus is still a work in progress, but administrators say they are pleased with the university's first days and looking forward to the semester.

Kunshan prepares to hold first classes

Nearly five years after it was first introduced to faculty—and three years after its initial planned opening—Duke Kunshan University will hold its first classes Monday.

Benches on East Campus like the one pictured above were removed this summer for violating new size guidelines.

East Campus benches removed due to size restrictions

The Class of 2018 arrived on East Campus missing a traditional component of the campus landscape: house benches.

Approximately 47.7 percent of admitted students accepted the offer to come to Duke this year.

Admissions yield hits highest point since 1979

The incoming freshmen are also responsible for another milestone—more than half of them are students of color, a first for Duke.

Teams of First-Year Advisory Counselors provide guidance and support to the newest residents of the Duke campus.

FAC co-chair shares how to make the most out of freshman year

"Whether you're introverted or extroverted, be brave and start a conversation, ask questions, listen and tell your story."

DSG's vice presidents spent this summer preparing for projects to be implemented this year.

DSG uses summer for project preparation

As the academic year approaches, members of Duke Student Government say work they did over the summer means a number of projects will hit the ground running.

McLeod trial to begin in 2015

The next step in the Lewis McLeod sexual assault case will be months away.

Former Duke basketball player Grant Hill and his wife Tamia donated $1.25 million to Duke.

Grant Hill gives $1.25 million to Duke

Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, have donated $1.25 million to Duke.

Duke professor to receive National Humanities Medal

Anne Firor Scott, W.K. Boyd Professor of History Emerita, will receive a National Humanities Medal today.

Duke receives $3 million for Islamic Studies directorship

Duke has received $3 million to create a directorship for Islamic Studies.

Final lacrosse case lawsuit reaches settlement

The last lawsuit related to the 2006 lacrosse case has concluded—more than eight years after an exotic dancer first filed false claims of sexual assault by Duke lacrosse players.

Hurricane Arthur temporarily shuts down Marine Lab

The Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort closed Thursday at noon due to the impending threat of Hurricane Arthur.

Former Chronicle Editor joins Board, along with Young Trustees

Three new members joined Duke's Board of Trustees July 1.

At a glance: construction projects past, present and future

Everything you need to know at your fingertips about what is getting torn apart and put back together on West Campus.