Fresh off the first week of classes, faculty sat enraptured in the recesses of the Divinity School as they heard presentations about Durham, libraries and a survey.
Duke will play host to a couple of big prize-winners this spring with Nadia Murad and Nyle DiMarco coming to speak on campus.
Duke administration and people representing the Board of Trustees discussed a number of topics, from changes in the undergraduate experience to the hiring of new faculty and Duke’s relationship with the Durham community.
In early January, reports suggested that the United Methodist Church will likely separate into two or more factions because of disagreements over LGBTQ+ rights. Divinity School administrators and faculty have conflicting opinions about whether the likelihood of the split has been exaggerated.
Jed Rose, director of the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation, is pushing a pro-vaping point of view. He accepts research funding from the likes of Philip Morris and JUUL. “The only work that I’m doing with the industry is completely to help people stop using combustible cigarettes in favor of less harmful ways of getting nicotine,” Rose says.
As students returned from a semester abroad, Duke’s housing, transportation and dining services geared up to welcome them back.
Could Duke name a new dorm after a donor?
The dean for residential life confirmed that rates for 300 Swift will go up next year to reflect the accommodations
Are you planning to take a community college course over the summer to get ahead on your major requirements? You may want to reconsider.
Unlike in previous years, the Young Trustee Nominating Committee—a group convened by Duke Student Government and the University Secretary to evaluate applicants—voted not to release the names of semifinalists for the two-year seat on the Board of Trustees.
He will assume a new position at Duke as the senior adviser on China to President Vincent Price.
After the old GPSC President stepped down in October, Alyssa Florwick assumed the position.
The second semester returns many students to campus from abroad, but some notable residents have finally been evicted: the Few fleas.
Mary Pat McMahon said that if the University gets into “the process of vetting the values of an employer,” it would set the precedent of granting individual administrators the power to determine where students’ opportunities lie.
Although International House has been situated on Alexander Avenue for the last few years, one of Central Campus’ final active structures will soon relocate.
Tallman Trask noted that the Central Campus apartments were built “on the cheap and not very well, which is part of the reason why [Duke is] getting rid of them.”
Reuben-Cooke arrived in Durham in 1963 as part of an effort to desegregate a previously all-white university.