Three named Duke undergraduate Young Trustee finalists

Nikolai Doytchinov, Anna Knight and David Robertson have been named finalists for undergraduate Young Trustee.

Muslim adhan held on Chapel quad

Several hundred people attended the Muslim adhan, or call-to-prayer, on the lawn in front of the Duke Chapel today at 1 p.m.

Faculty Diversity Task Force evaluated, one year since inception

Faculty discussed the structure and activities of the Diversity Task Force at the Academic Council meeting Thursday.

Seniors Reem Alfahad, Nikolai Doytchinov, Anna Knight, Ray Li, Avi Moondra, Cara Peterson, David Robertson and Cameron Tripp have been selected as Young Trustee semifinalists.

Eight seniors chosen as Young Trustee semifinalists

The Young Trustee Nominating Committee has selected eight semifinalists, all of who are seniors.

Though Duke recently announced that members of Duke's Muslim Student Association would lead the call-to-prayer from the Chapel's bell tower, the University has reversed its decision.

Duke reverses decision to hold Muslim call-to-prayer from Chapel bell tower

Two days after Duke announced it would begin a weekly call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel for Muslim members of the community, the University has reversed its decision.

Humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer, Trinity '82, the founder of international nonprofit organization Partners in Health, will speak at this year's commencement ceremony.

Paul Farmer chosen as Duke's 2015 commencement speaker

Humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer will speak at this year's commencement ceremony.

New report resurrects Potti scandal

More than four years after former Duke researcher Dr. Anil Potti resigned in a scandal that made national headlines, the case has resurfaced—this time for the manner in which Duke handled concerns...

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DSG decharters 50 student groups

In its first meeting of the Spring 2015 semester, the DSG Senate voted on a statute to decharter 56 groups due to their failure to re-register or go through student group training during the Fall.

Kunshan student ambassadors talk goals for campus

"Democracy is a fluid but sensitive concept, and while being in China, we are just conscious of certain student's perspective and needs, and we accommodate accordingly."

Chapel service commemorates five-year anniversary of Haiti earthquake

The intimate gathering in the Chapel was “an opportunity for the Duke community to commemorate the lives lost in this tragedy.”

DKU student group promotes positive campus life

Following the inaugural semester of Duke Kunshan University, one student organization is seeking to act as ambassadors for positive change and promote the student experience.

Upgraded Health and Fitness Center reopens

After eight months of renovations totaling $4 million, the Duke Health and Fitness Center will reopen today.

Cold gives K-Ville slow start

Due to the cold temperatures, line monitors called grace in K-ville and sent tenters back to their beds for the first three nights.

Faculty proposal increases Duke course credits required to graduate

A year after the Arts and Sciences Council first debated a proposal to alter the course credit system, faculty revisited the topic Thursday.

Trinity Dean Laurie Patton will depart Duke to become president of Middlebury College.

Search committee formed to find Patton's successor

Duke has taken the next step in finding a successor for Laurie Patton, dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Steven Scott fills Board vacancy

Scott, chairman of medical investment company Scott Holdings LLC, will fill the spot until the end of the fiscal year, when he will be put forward for election for a six-year term to begin July 1.

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Bryan Center construction kicks off

Crews spent the last several weeks doing demolition work—tearing down the first set of double doors in the building's main entrance.

Winter Forum takes on murder mystery

While most students spent their last days of winter break preparing for classes or moving back to campus, about 100 students chose a different path—investigating a murder.

Early acceptance numbers unlikely to continue upward trend

Although the number of students admitted early has increased steadily in recent years, it may have reached a plateau for the time being.

Developing: Bus driver dies in crash

Duke bus driver Vincent Davis was killed Monday in a crash at the intersection of Erwin and Morreene roads, near the University's West Campus.

Duke Schools of Medicine, Law hold die-ins

Continuing the student activism seen across campus this month, both the School of Law and the School of Medicine held die-in demonstrations Wednesday.

Duke to admit 815 early decision applicants

Early decision applicants will make up 48 percent of the Class of 2019—continuing Duke's trend of admitting increasing proportions of the class early.

Duke to accept 815 early decision applicants

Early decision applicants will make up 48 percent of the Class of 2019—continuing Duke's trend of admitting increasing proportions of the class early in recent years.

Dr. Kathryn Andolsek, assistant dean for premedical education, presents a proposal for a master's degree in biomedical science at a meeting of the Academic Council last month.

Trustees approve two new master's programs

The two degrees—one in quantitative financial economics and the other in biomedical science—were proposed at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Academic Council.

Rubenstein talks vision for University

"I would like ultimately to make sure that we have a student body that's as good as any student body. I'd like also to make sure that the faculty's as good as any faculty."