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.

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."

Rubenstein talks University's future with Academic Council

Duke cannot allow itself to grow complacent if it wishes to compete with its peers, David Rubenstein, chair of the Board of Trustees, told the Academic Council Thursday.

Freshman registration windows delayed due to glitch

The majority of the freshmen class has had their registration window pushed back to accommodate a glitch in the system.

Proposed expansion of master's degrees provokes faculty debate

The proliferation of master's degrees continues to be a hot topic among faculty.

'An excruciating choice': Patton reflects on decision to depart for Middlebury

When Laurie Patton leaves Duke this summer to become president of Middlebury College, her departure will be bittersweet.

Strategic plan aims to integrate with academic revamps

Provost Sally Kornbluth presented the University's strategic planning process to the Arts and Sciences Council Thursday, noting how it might intersect with the current system in place to revamp...

Lemur star of Zoboomafoo remembered as playful and caring

For the Duke Lemur Center, the death of Jovian—a Coquerel’s sifaka who called the center home for 20 years—meant the loss of a lemur praised for his kindness and spirit.

Computer science department launches academic dishonesty investigation

The computer science department has launched an investigation into academic integrity violations in core course Computer Science 201.

Preliminary tests for potential Ebola patient negative

Preliminary blood tests are negative for a patient being monitored for Ebola at Duke University Hospital, according to an email sent to the Duke community Monday morning.

'Leadership is not easy': Janet Hill talks career, success, family

Although Janet Hill is perhaps best known as the mother of former Blue Devil basketball star Grant Hill, her success story is all her own.

NCAA changes' impact uncertain for Duke athletics

"I've been directly involved with college athletics since the Fall of 1967, and I can honestly say I've never been so uncertain about the future."

Durham celebrates first same-sex marriages

More than a dozen couples wed in downtown's Old Courthouse Monday—the first full day that North Carolina issued same-sex marriage licenses.

DKU officially opens first campus building

More than a month after Duke Kunshan University began classes, the school is finaly opening a new set of doors—transitioning from its current headquarters at a nearby hotel to the physical campus.

Editor's Note: Witness to a new set of wedding bells

Downtown Durham's Old Courthouse was a place of unity Monday—not only for couples joining one another in marriage, but also for bystanders cheering at the weddings of strangers and clergy...

Arts and Sciences Council reviews Kunshan launch, planning for curriculum

The Arts and Sciences Council received updates on Duke Kunshan University and the review of Curriculum 2000 at their monthly meeting Thursday.

Under new structure, ACIR looks to guide socially responsible investment

The Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility—a group of faculty, trustees, alumni and students who assess the social impact of Duke's investments—is finalizing the transition to a new...

Duke community faces loss of two students

The Duke community lost two students this weekend.

Duke endowment reaches record high of $7 billion

The endowment's previous peak came before the economic downturn, reaching $6.1 billion in 2008 before dropping more than 25 percent.

Board of Trustees to hear financial report

The Board of Trustees will be briefed on the status of the University's endowment this weekend.

Duke embarks on new strategic planning process

In her first address to the Academic Council as provost, Sally Kornbluth introduced the process that will lead to the University's next strategic plan.

Trinity announces plan to revamp Curriculum 2000

Over the next three years, the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences faculty will work to revise the curriculum, bringing it into the digital age and clarifying the logic behind the guidelines

Duke drops to eighth in U.S. News and World Report ranking

After spending a year at number seven, Duke has returned to number eight in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of research universities.

#DukeTalks: Adichie gives speech on "Americanah"

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—author of "Americanah," the summer reading novel for the Class of 2018—spoke to a packed Baldwin Auditorium Friday.

Updated: Duke students' home on Chapel Hill Rd. catches fire

Four Duke undergraduates suddenly found themselves without a home Wednesday night when their Chapel Hill Road house caught on fire.

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