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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.

Out of the ‘Duke bubble’: Duke Hunting and Conservation Club seeks to foster community for hunting, environmental stewardship

(12/01/22 4:13am)

It was a brisk November day, and the Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School stood out against a backdrop of fall leaves and farmland. Fourteen Duke students had traveled over 40 minutes to the shooting range, some with personal rifles in tow. One by one, the students took aim at clay targets. The sound of the gunfire pierced through the forest silence, accompanied by the students’ soft chatter. Some students gave each other pointers on shooting technique; others reminisced about their hunting clubs at home. One remarked that he had finally gotten out of the “Duke bubble.” 

Fuqua professor Ronnie Chatterji appointed to White House position overseeing semiconductor bill

(11/08/22 2:49am)

Duke’s Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji, the Mark Burgess & Lisa Benson-Burgess distinguished professor of business and public policy, was named White House coordinator for the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act in September.