Duke raises minimum wage for regular employees to $12 per hour
Duke will increase its minimum wage from $10.91 per hour to $12 per hour beginning in July, affecting approximately 400 employees of the University and Duke University Health System.
Duke stands alone among peers in merit-based scholarship priorities
As another year of regular decision admissions approaches, Duke will look for something most of its peer schools do not—which candidates should be considered for full-ride merit scholarships.
Duke students arrested in local demonstration
A number of Duke students were among those arrested Friday night in a downtown protest reacting to recent national conversations on police violence and race relations.
Students hold vigil following Eric Garner verdict
Students gathered on the Duke Chapel steps Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil in response to the decision to not indict the New York police officer who choked Eric Garner to death this summer.
Law School alumnus gives $1.25 million for new entrepreneurship faculty chair
The Karl W. Leo Professorship is the most recent of eight faculty positions established at the School of Law through Duke Forward, the University's seven-year, $3.25 billion capital campaign.
Public Harry Potter readings draw curiosity
As dusk begins to set, just before the Chapel bells ring to signify the day drawing to a close, the wind begins to carry whispers of the story of a boy in the wizarding world.
Recognizing those 'put in harm's way'
With the number of veteran students on the rise, Duke's annual ceremony commemorating Veterans Day will take place in front of the Chapel Tuesday.
New voting laws present confusion at the polls
A number of students and local residents were turned away from voting locations on Election Day, due in part to the voting laws passed last year eliminating out-of-precinct voting and same-day...
Butterfield retains House seat in landslide victory
Butterfield won re-election in the 1st Congressional District of North Carolina—which encompasses part of Durham County, including Duke—with 73 percent of the vote against Republican challenger...
Inform your vote: a guide to the 2014 U.S. Senate election
With less than a week until Election Day, take a look at how the two candidates stack up on key issues.
3,100 students implicated in UNC academic scandal
An eight-month investigation into the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill revealed that the university’s “shadow curriculum” benefited more than 3,000 students—many of...
As peers end student loans, Duke keeps its aid policy
Although offering loans places Duke in a minority among elite universities, the University stands behind its financial aid policies.
Kenyan photojournalist challenges students to engage at home
Kenyan photojournalist Boniface Mwangi used his work to frame a discussion on activism and race relations in the Friedl Building Wednesday.
'Real' slums of Bangalore surveyed by Bass Connections team
The Bass Connections project team “Where are the ‘Real’ Slums in Bangalore” presented their work Tuesday, showing the variance of low-income slums in Bangalore.
GOP press secretary discusses race for NC Senate seat
"Voters in North Carolina could end up deciding whether it’s a Republican or Democrat-led senate."
Scholars discuss threat of potential Chinese-Russian alliance
Prominent scholars in foreign policy tackled the potential threat of Sino-Russian relations at a talk Monday in the Sanford School of Public Policy.
Report: Campus robberies more than doubled last year, other crimes decreased
Nine reported robberies took place in 2013 compared to four in 2012, but the 2014 Annual Clery Security Report revealed an overall decline in almost every other major crime category.
Counterterrorism experts debate ISIS threat, foreign policy
Counterterrorism experts Daniel Benjamin and Frances Townsend called for increased antiterrorism measures in the Middle East—without new military commitment—at a talk in the Sanford School of...
Counterterrorism expert Benjamin talks ISIS threat, American policy
"I think that right now, there’s a lot of hyperventilation going on about the ISIS threat, and I think it undermines our ability to make good policies."
Fight for increased minimum wage escalates nationally
Thousands of fast food workers walked off the job Thursday, demanding higher wages and union representation and, for many of Duke's fast food employees, the demonstration hit close to home.
Hagan and Tillis clash over key issues in first N.C. Senate debate
Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis butted heads over legislative records on the first of three U.S. Senate debates Wednesday.
Durham Police confront allegations of racial discrimination in wake of Ferguson
Durham is confronting its own conflict-ridden history between police and residents in the wake of events in Ferguson, Mo.
VA Secretary McDonald to Duke Med: "I want you to come work for the VA"
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke at the Duke Medical School Friday morning as part of a new recruitment initiative to attract more qualified medical professionals to the VA.
Obama pledges reforms for Veterans Affairs in Charlotte speech
President Barack Obama pledged a new “culture of accountability” for the Department of Veterans Affairs during his address to the American Legion in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday.
Freshman by day, music mogul by night
"We really want to empower the labels and kind of galvanize their dying reputation."