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Writer, former political advisor Dan Senor speaks at Duke on future outlook for Israel-Hamas war

(04/16/24 2:52am)

Dan Senor, a writer and former political advisor, spoke at a Monday evening event to nearly 200 Duke community members about the ongoing Israel-Hamas war and where the conflict may go next.

Federal judge blocks Republican-backed changes to same-day voter registration rules in North Carolina

(01/23/24 3:36am)

A federal judge temporarily blocked portions of a North Carolina elections law on Sunday, preventing changes to the same-day voter registration process from taking effect.

Duke alum charters non-profit Respectacle chapter at Wake Forest to collect, refurbish used eyeglasses

(03/10/23 5:00am)

When Bryce Polascik, Trinity ‘20, was an undergraduate at Duke, he set up an eyeglasses donation box in the Campus Center Pharmacy through Respectacle. Respectacle, a non-profit aiming to increase eyeglass accessibility, collects unused or old glasses then refurbishes and uploads them to an online catalog where anyone can order a pair that matches their prescription for just a few dollars in shipping costs. 

Candis Watts Smith named interim vice provost for undergraduate education

(01/16/23 12:51am)

Candis Watts Smith, associate professor of political science, began her new role as interim vice provost for undergraduate education this month, per a release. Outgoing Vice Provost Gary Bennett, will work alongside Smith as he transitions into his new position of dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences on Feb. 1. 

‘The state of our city is good’: Durham Mayor Elaine O’Neal delivers first State of the City Address

(04/19/22 5:22am)

After three months in office, Durham Mayor Elaine O’Neal delivered her first State of the City Address on April 18. She reflected on Durham’s previous year and shared her plans for the year ahead, focusing on the topics of safe neighborhoods, shared economic prosperity, public health and inclusivity. 

‘Serve the larger Duke community’: Meet Graduate/Professional Young Trustee finalist Yedidya ‘Didi’ Yeshurun

(03/15/22 4:52am)

As a Graduate/Professional Young Trustee finalist, Yedidya “Didi” Yeshurun, a Moskowtiz & Stern Scholar and master of laws candidate at Duke Law School, hopes to offer a global perspective on bridging gaps among institutions of higher education and their surrounding communities.

Duke doctoral student Devang Thakkar shares inspiration, methodology for creating Wordle archive

(02/23/22 2:35am)

Wordle, a daily internet game invented by Josh Wardle where users have six opportunities to guess a random five-letter word, has skyrocketed to popularity since its creation in October 2021. But Wordle resets each day, leaving users out of luck if they wish to go back to previous Wordles they missed. 

Bringing the B.A. in Economics ‘back to life’: Recent changes decrease math prerequisites for some students

(02/10/22 3:02am)

Beginning in fall 2022, Duke’s fourth-most popular major will undergo some significant changes. In order to differentiate the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science economics degrees, the B.A. will soon have fewer required courses and fewer math prerequisites.