Topics: Duke University

Location: Durham, N.C.

Type: 4-year, Private

Year founded: 1839

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 14,850

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,646

Undergraduate applicants (class of 2018): 31,523

Acceptance rate: 12.4 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, fall 2013): 87 percent

Undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-2015): $47,243

Sports nickname: Blue Devils


World famous professor tells students about recent experiments


Renowned behavior economics professor Dan Ariely encouraged students to take risk in their education and invest in their future during his lecture at UNC Hillel on Monday. 

Is nail polish the new cigarettes? Study finds chemical in nail polish can cause infertility

Nail polish and other household objects could be causing fertility problems, according to a new Duke University and Harvard University study. 

Duke to increase employee minimum wage to $15 by 2019


Duke University will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all regular University and Health System staff by 2019, according to a university statement Aug. 25.

Union victory at Duke sparks momentum for UNC worker's union

“Everyone saw how the university pushed back against their campaign,” Abigail Lee said, referring to the legal battle between Duke and a collection of its Graduate students attempting to unionize. “That hasn't happened here; we hope that doesn't happen here,” she said with a smile.

Duke removes Confederate statue at Chapel entrance


Duke University President Vincent Price ordered the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at the entrance of Duke Chapel — days after it was vandalized Thursday. 

Duke statue of Confederate general vandalized amid growing tensions


Duke University officials discovered a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Duke Chapel was defaced Thursday morning. 

University officials have not said how the damage was inflicted, but most of the damage was to the statue's face. 

Q&A with UNC Athletics' Mike Bunting


Mike Bunting serves as UNC's Assistant Athletic Director for Facility Planning and Management, which means that he's currently very busy. UNC athletic facilities are currently undergoing a massive series of renovations this year, shuffling around and/or impacting track and field, soccer, football, field hockey and lacrosse. Summer editor Rachel Jones spoke with Bunting about the extent of the renovations and what they'll mean for the future. 

Paul Hardin leaves behind legacy of integrity


On Saturday afternoon, the Senior Pastor of University United Methodist Church Justin Coleman began his New Testament reading for the memorial service of Paul Hardin III, the seventh chancellor of UNC with the following verses from the Book of Romans:

Lawyers bring legal expertise, outside accountability to UNC Title IX hearings


Though less than 1 percent of UNC students use non-student attorneys for Honor Court cases, outside attorneys prove more relevant in Title IX sexual assault investigations. 

Khizr Khan visits Duke's campus


Inclusive globalism and a strong faith in personal values provided by equal protection and equal liberty — this is what Khizr Khan encouraged at a lecture at Duke University on Thursday.

Former UNC faculty, staff explain reasoning for taking offers at Duke


In the 2015-16 school year, at least 11 faculty members left UNC and five offers from Duke University were made to faculty, Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss said.

'We're not just going to sit silent': Campuses outline communication after student suicides


The period following a student suicide can be pivotal for a campus community.

'A story of people who remained on the land': Duke professor discusses book on Alabama property

Duke professor emeritus Sydney Nathans’s book, “A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland” chronicles the story of the Hargress family’s unlikely centuries-long ownership of a property in cotton-country Alabama. 

Duke alumni take action against Trump's executive order

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration — which limits entry from seven majority-Muslim countries — there is uncertainty about the role universities should play in public discourse about political issues.

UNC Registrar Chris Derickson leaves for position at Duke

Chris Derickson, the former University Registrar, has left his position of 10 years with UNC to take on the position of assistant vice provost and director of Student Information Systems and Services Office at Duke University.

Duke study finds harmful level of element in lakes caused by energy plant

Research conducted by Duke University reported high levels of selenium in fish in lakes adjacent to Duke Energy power plants.

Duke researchers find antibody to target strains of HIV-1

Researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute discovered an antibody able to target multiple strains of HIV-1.

UNC law panel discusses precedent for Trump's executive orders


Politicians aren’t the only ones debating President Donald Trump’s executive orders — a panel hosted by the UNC School of Law took on the topic Wednesday afternoon.

More than 1,000 gather at RDU to protest 'Muslim ban' executive order


For one UNC graduate student from Iran, President Donald Trump’s executive orders last week shifted more than international policy.

Rising enrollment in NC charter schools drives choice debate

Since the General Assembly lifted a 100-school cap on charter schools in 2011, the number of North Carolina charter schools has grown to 168 and student enrollment has more than doubled.