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Hurricane Idalia is coming to North Carolina. Here’s what Duke can expect

(08/31/23 1:57am)

Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida on Wednesday morning as a Category 3 storm and began moving northeast through Georgia and coastal South Carolina. Now downgraded to a Category 2 storm, it is expected to have “moderate impacts across portions of central North Carolina” starting Thursday morning. 

Duke pledges to help develop, operate new center for climate research in NYC as part of Climate Commitment

(05/22/23 10:08pm)

As part of the Climate Commitment, Duke joined an initiative to create the New York Climate Exchange, a center “dedicated to researching and creating innovative climate solutions” developed and maintained by various public and private institutions.

Alec Gallimore emphasizes working ‘across the entire range of scholarship’ as Duke's next provost

(04/25/23 8:29am)

After years of pioneering work in aerospace engineering, Alec Gallimore, the current Robert J. Vlasic dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, will begin his new role as Duke’s next provost and chief academic officer on July 1. 

Duke receives $1.2 million NIH grant to fund new biomedical science postbaccalaureate research education program

(02/17/23 3:16am)

Duke recently received a $1.2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to prepare post-baccalaureate students to apply for graduate programs or medical school and to diversify representation in biomedical sciences.

Two Duke professors appointed to National Academies' committee on addressing medical misinformation

(01/26/23 1:10pm)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Math appointed Nadine Barrett, assistant professor in the department of family medicine and community health, and Brian Southwell, adjunct professor in the department of medicine, to the Committee on Understanding and Addressing Misinformation about Science this past December. 

‘We needed to at least start with something’: Students express mixed reactions to food point increase for undergrads on financial aid

(11/02/22 5:45am)

In response to rising food prices on campus, Duke’s Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support allocated 300 additional food points per semester to all undergraduate students receiving grant aid in October. While some students say they’re satisfied with the boost, others are frustrated that those not on financial aid did not receive extra points. 

‘We want to unveil that curtain’: New DSG reforms target transparency, flexibility for first-years

(10/04/22 3:34am)

Duke Student Government kicked off the year by announcing the newly reformed first-year election process. DSG President Lana Gesinsky, a senior, felt that the election process for first-years in previous years was largely rushed without clear communication of the organization’s goal.