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CNN host Fareed Zakaria, David Rubenstein discuss populism and free speech at AGS lecture

(04/04/24 3:47am)

Fareed Zakaria, CNN host and political commentator, and David Rubenstein, Trinity ‘70, former chairman of the Board of Trustees and co-founder and co-chairman of the Carlyle Group, spoke at a Tuesday event in Page Auditorium about the rise of populism and how colleges can counter these national trends.

Duke men's basketball forward Mark Mitchell commits to Missouri after entering transfer portal

(04/09/24 5:32pm)

Sophomore forward Mark Mitchell announced Friday morning via Instagram that he has committed to Missouri for his junior season. Duke’s starting lineup will have a 6-foot-9 hole next season as an integral member of its frontcourt makes the transition to be a Tiger for Missouri head coach Dennis Gates.

Touchstone: On turning 20 and our scorn of growing older

(04/04/24 4:00am)

In 21 days, I will be 20 years old. The notion intermittently fills me with dread and delirium, and then again with excitement and elation. It feels as though 18 and 19 only offer mere tastes of adulthood, fleeting flavors of what life on one’s own might look like and of what it means to become one’s own person, independent from their relationships with other people. 

College wasn’t working for us. So we left.

(04/03/24 5:09pm)

Are you feeling burnt out from your classes? Floating through college? Have an opportunity outside of Duke you can’t pass up? A gap might be right for you. Gap semesters or years, where you take time off from your studies to focus on other things, aren’t just something you can take before you start college, but a valuable opportunity for any stage of your journey in higher education.

Former Palestinian PM talks two-state solution, creating sustainable peace at Provost’s Initiative event

(04/02/24 4:20am)

Salam Fayyad, former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, spoke at a Monday event about the viability of the two-state solution and the need for a more inclusive approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A love letter to the Duke Chapel

(04/02/24 4:00am)

Easter is hands down my favorite day of the year. Growing up, Easter meant waking up at 7 a.m. for an egg hunt before heading to church for back-to-back services where my siblings and I got to sing the most glorious pieces of choir music, accompanied by a brass timpani and an organ which literally pulled out all the stops. Easter is — at its core — a celebration of joy and grace, and a powerful reminder that we are loved. So, being away from home for Easter as a first-year last year was difficult. It was the first time I hadn’t celebrated with my family and home congregation in over 10 years, and I felt lonely and disconnected.