Duke Junior Jay Ruckelshaus Named Truman Scholar

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Duke University junior Jay Ruckelshaus is among 58 students selected as 2015 Truman Scholars.Students are selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement, and their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. This year, the Truman Scholarship Foundation... Read More »

New Reads This Spring From Duke Writers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Women take the lead in Tahrir Square protests in Egypt. Ellen McLarney's new book (below) looks at how women rose against a dictatorship and how their new political influence won't go away. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.Spanning architecture, religious history and theology, legal history and... Read More »

News Tip: Invitation to Netanyahu 'Totally Inappropriate,' But Not a First, Says Duke Expert

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday continues to draw fire. Netanyahu was invited by House Speaker John Boehner, in what many have described as a rebuke to President Obama’s Iran policy. •    Quotes: "It is totally... Read More »

Power Forward

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Ultimately a Friend: Reggie Love, personal aide to President Barack Obama from 2007-2011; Kate Johnson, personal secretary to the President, and President Obama share a laugh on June 24, 2009 at the White House. Photo credit: The White HouseAs a personal aide for four years, Reggie... Read More »

The Price of Power: Sanford panelists discuss campaign financing

Friday, January 30, 2015
Business leader Adam Abram, political scientist Jim Piereson and journalist Jane Meyer (with moderator Joel Fleishman) discuss the influence of big money on American politics Thursday. Photo by Jared Lazarus/Duke University PhotographyThe unprecedented wave of large, private donations to political... Read More »

Duke to Hollywood Challenge

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DEMAN, Duke’s network for students and alumni interested in arts and media careers, is sending two Duke students to Hollywood in the upcoming months.Junior Alex Elliott and Senior Jamie Kessler won the Duke to Hollywood Challenge to create a new video and logo to promote DEMAN, a two-category... Read More »

Tiffany Lieu: Drawn by the Connections of History

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Baldwin Scholar and senior Tiffany Lieu has dabbled in several departments during her time at Duke, but at the end of the day always loves learning about history.Her favorite history classes have been Immigrant Dreams/US Realities and her capstone course, both taught by Gunther Peck, Fred W.... Read More »

Duke Announces 2014 Distinguished Professors

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Duke University has awarded distinguished professorships to 37 members of its faculty.The professors were recognized at a May 1 dinner at the Washington Duke Inn.The recipients were as follows:Trinity Arts & Sciences-- Mathew McCubbins, Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of Political Science-- Ashutosh... Read More »

Student Laurels and Honors, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
National AwardsTruman ScholarsDuke University juniors Dominique Beaudry and Jamie Bergstrom are among 59 students selected as 2014 Truman Scholars.Students are selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement, and their likelihood of becoming public service... Read More »