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Duke professor among those arrested at UNC 'Triangle Gaza Solidarity Encampment'

(05/01/24 4:06am)

A Duke faculty member said she was arrested alongside other demonstrators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus Tuesday morning after taking part in the “Triangle Gaza Solidarity Encampment.”


University announces OSCCS investigation into defacement of Ramadan mural for possible Islamophobia

(04/28/24 9:03pm)

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is investigating reports of an alteration to a Ramadan mural on the Free Expression Bridge off of East Campus that “was understood by many in [the Duke] community to explicitly target Muslims and the Islamic faith,” according to a Sunday email from Duke Student Affairs.


The Israel-Hamas war has spurred protests on college campuses across the country. What has happened at Duke?

(04/26/24 6:38am)

Hundreds of students have been arrested at college campuses across the country amidst a flare-up of pro-Palestinian encampments and demonstrations in response to the Israel-Hamas war. Duke has garnered national attention for its on-campus demonstrations as student groups have organized several protests throughout the year calling for administration to address the ongoing war.


UNC System committee votes to strip DEI policy, potentially eliminate DEI-related jobs and initiatives

(04/18/24 1:05am)

The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors’ University Governance committee voted Wednesday evening to eliminate a key diversity, equity and inclusion policy, setting up the likely elimination of many DEI-related administrative positions and offices at all of the state’s public universities.


Duke professors discuss declining trust in higher education, institutional neutrality in FFD panel

(04/15/24 12:35am)

Duke professors discussed trust in higher education, free speech on campus and institutional neutrality at a Saturday panel hosted by Friends for Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity at Duke.


Duke Chair of biomedical engineering Joseph Izatt dies after medical emergency while piloting airplane

(04/11/24 5:24pm)

Joseph Izatt, chair of the department of biomedical engineering and Michael J. Fitzpatrick professor of engineering, died April 7, according to a Monday email shared with members of the Pratt School of Engineering.




Lead dust detected in various parts of Brodie Recreation Center, facility closed indefinitely

(04/04/24 7:01pm)

Duke announced in a Thursday afternoon release that lead dust was detected in the pool maintenance area of Brodie Aquatics Center and on the floor in other parts of Brodie Recreation Center, causing the gym’s indefinite closure. 


Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at Duke Law ceremony honoring late Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

(04/04/24 10:31pm)

Chief Justice John Roberts spoke Thursday at a private Duke Law ceremony honoring the late Sandra Day O’Connor, former associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.