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Duke Centennial infrastructure projects to limit Chapel Drive vehicle access

(08/15/23 12:11am)

In order to “promote safety during ongoing construction,” vehicle access on Chapel Drive between the roundabout and the Chapel will be temporarily restricted, according to an Aug. 10 release and a Monday email sent from Vice President of Operations Russel Thompson to all Duke students.

Here’s what you need to know about Biden’s new student debt programs as payments resume in October

(08/08/23 12:12am)

The Department of Education’s student loan suspension program is set to expire in the coming months, meaning interest and repayments on federal student loans will resume for the first time in over three years. Interest will begin accumulating on federal student loans on Sept. 1, while payments are set to restart in October. 

Gov. Cooper's vetoes on bills impacting LGBTQ+ youth are expected to be overridden. Here’s what they might do

(07/14/23 12:57am)

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed three bills affecting the LGBTQ+ community on July 5, which would have placed restrictions on transgender athletes, discussions about gender identity and sexuality in elementary schools and gender-affirming care for minors.

‘More of an undergraduate voice’: A look into student representation on the Board of Trustees standing committees, REAC

(06/27/23 12:36am)

Every year, the Young Trustee selection process sees just one undergraduate student chosen among the entire undergraduate student population to serve on the Board of Trustees. However, there are a few other avenues by which students can contribute to Duke’s long-term strategy as voting members. 

Duke Health policies on abortions, reproductive care to remain unchanged until implementation of 12-week abortion ban in July

(05/18/23 8:32pm)

Duke University Health System policies on providing reproductive care, including abortions, will remain unchanged until the law’s provisions go into effect in July, according to an email to The Chronicle from Matthew Barber, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical School. 

President Joe Biden visits Durham, kicks off ‘Investing in America’ tour

(03/29/23 3:49am)

On Tuesday, President Joseph Biden visited Durham to kick off his administration’s “Investing in America” tour. The three-week tour is focused on promoting Biden’s economic agenda and touting major legislation that he has signed into law, including the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the American Rescue Plan.

Controversial ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology failed to pick up two recent deadly shootings in Durham

(02/22/23 4:41am)

A pair of deadly shootings recently went undetected by ShotSpotter, the controversial gunshot detection technology currently being piloted by the city of Durham. A spokesperson for the Durham Police Department told CBS17 that police did not receive an alert for a Feb. 5 shooting at Fay and Juniper Streets and a shooting last Thursday on Park Avenue. Both shootings resulted in two total deaths.

Meta to open office in American Tobacco Campus, bring 100 engineering jobs to Durham

(02/20/23 6:41am)

Several months after Meta announced that they would be establishing a “significant presence” in Durham in June 2022, details have finally emerged as to what that presence will look like. On Feb. 13, Meta confirmed that it secured office space at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.