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Duke ends full-ride scholarship program for select Black students in wake of affirmative action ruling

(04/11/24 2:02am)

Duke is discontinuing its Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship Program, a program for “top applicants of African descent,” in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision that ended race-based affirmative action in college admissions.

Duke admits record-low 4.1% of RD applicants to Class of 2028, overall acceptance rate 5.1%

(03/28/24 4:38am)

Duke admitted 1,984 high school seniors to the Class of 2028 through its Regular Decision admissions cycle, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag.

Thousands gather in Cameron Indoor Stadium to celebrate Duke centennial

(01/10/24 3:35am)

Thousands of Duke community members packed into Cameron Indoor Stadium Tuesday for Duke’s Centennial Celebration Kick-off, marking the first of a series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Duke endowment's establishment. 

First-year Experiential Orientation to include new programs, class-wide interaction in response to student feedback

(06/13/23 11:09pm)

The Class of 2027’s fall orientation will look a little different this year. The second year of Experiential Orientation will include the addition of three new orientation groups, more opportunities to interact with students participating in other projects and more breaks throughout the day. 

‘A different avenue for students to come to music’: Duke to offer new listening-focused music minor

(06/12/23 11:54pm)

Duke is launching a new minor targeted towards all music lovers, regardless of whether they can read musical notation. The department of music will begin offering the minor in music, listening-focused in fall 2023 alongside the current minor in music, score-focused, which places a heavier emphasis on Western musical notation and theory. 

‘Only downsizing’: Sanford founding director Joel Fleishman steps down from teaching, reflects on time at Duke

(05/31/23 4:01am)

On April 19, Joel Fleishman, professor of law and public policy and the founding director of the Sanford School of Public Policy, walked into a classroom to teach the same course he had been teaching for over 50 years — LAW 585, Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Not-For-Profit Law and Management. Much to his surprise, he was greeted by the smiling faces of over 100 of his former students on Zoom.