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Former Sanford Board member and Duke donor is at center of Trump impeachment inquiry

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified Oct. 17 about the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump’s effort to get the Ukranian government to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading Democratic presidential candidate. He also has connections to Duke—he sat on the Sanford Board of Visitors from 2017 until 2018, and a foundation he and his wife founded has donated $1.7 million to Duke.


From agriculture to art, the Duke Campus Farm lets students engage with the food they eat

Despite blustery winds and a cold drizzle, more than 20 volunteers showed up at the Duke Campus Farm’s community work day on Sunday to help its student crew seed parsley plants, harvest tomatoes and thin beets. The Duke Campus Farm, which was founded by Duke undergraduates in 2010, is a one-acre property worked by four staff members, 12 student crew members and many more community and student volunteers.


'Antiquated' DukeHub website getting modern update to address student concerns

For the past five years, students have complained about DukeHub, a website for Duke student curricular planning and scheduling, as being “old, antiquated and slow,” said sophomore Shrey Majmudar, senator for academic affairs, who is working on the DukeHub project. In an annual survey, Duke Student Government included a question about the student experience with DukeHub to gauge frustration with the site and determine upcoming projects.