As Duke’s commencement approaches—with more students invited than initially planned—the University’s peer institutions are taking a variety of approaches to their graduation ceremonies.
U.S. News and World Report announced their 2022 rankings for the best graduate schools earlier this week, with more than a dozen Duke programs cracking the top 20.
Flo Milli and Dayglow will perform a virtual concert at the annual Last Day of Classes concert on April 23, according to a video release from the DUU LDOC Committee.
The Office of Assessment will be trying out a new course evaluation program for approximately 30 courses this semester.
Valerie Ashby, dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, spoke with the Duke Student Government Senate on Wednesday about efforts to advance equity and access at Duke.
The decision was made based on the “the uncertainty of testing availability in 2021 and the continued disruptions related to COVID-19,” the announcement states.
Duke will be inviting all seniors and students who graduated early to the May 2 in-person commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021, President Vincent Price wrote in a Wednesday email to undergraduates.
Twenty-five students and 18 faculty and staff tested positive for COVID-19 out of 21,943 tests between Mar. 23 and Mar. 29, according to data Duke released Tuesday on its testing tracker.
It has been more than a year since a Chronicle column challenged the Duke English department for a lack of diversity. The issues raised by this dialogue have remained at the forefront of the department's agenda, with the department holding multiple faculty meetings on the topic last summer.
Durham police have closed Morehead Avenue between Kent Street and Anderson Street while they search for a suspect.
Duke announced last week that students in the Durham area would be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 1. Now the University is rolling out its registration system.
After being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens are reopening to allow members of the Duke community time amid the flowers and the geese.
Many juniors’ plans of spending a semester abroad were foiled with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. But with the end of the pandemic in sight, some are planning to study abroad during their senior fall semester. Compared to a typical semester, three times as many rising seniors have applied to fall 2021 Duke-In programs.
Despite the challenges posed by this school year, student ensembles at Duke have persevered and found ways to continue making the music they love.
Student volunteers at the Duke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have used virtual resources to stay connected with residents over the past year, though Zoom complicated things for both parties.
Thanks to online classes, students spend much more time in their residence halls than they would in an ordinary year, but because of COVID-19-related restrictions, fostering community within dorms has been an uphill battle for resident assistants.
East Campus Union, which includes Marketplace and Trinity Cafe, will be closed until further notice after several Marketplace dining staff tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Monday email from Student Affairs.
Some recent graduates are frustrated after being told that students who are not participating in surveillance testing this spring, including those who graduated in September or December 2020, cannot attend the May 2 in-person commencement ceremony Duke hopes to hold.
Catalyzed by a desire to document an unprecedented college experience—and often to occupy newfound free-time during the beginning of the pandemic—Duke students have turned to Youtube to share their content.