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Sunday November 27th

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


Former Duke College Republicans still seek resolution

A year ago, Justin Robinette, a junior at Duke University at the time, was removed from his position as chairman of the Duke College Republicans for reasons that are still disputed. Robinette claimed he was impeached because of his sexual orientation — he is gay — but members of the board who impeached him cited other reasons, such as neglect of his responsibilities as chairman.

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Duke professors to receive pay increase

After a two-year pay freeze, Duke University professors will be receiving a 3 percent salary hike for the upcoming academic year. While many private universities have experienced some pay increases during the last few years, public universities are still enduring a dry spell which could lead to possible retention problems.

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Duke Medicine partners with Indian research institute

Medical students at Duke University will soon be able to travel to India and practice in a different country. A partnership between Duke Medicine and Medanta — the Medicity, a for-profit collection of specialty institutes located near New Delhi, was recently established. The initiative is called the Medanta-Duke Research Institute.

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Kenan-Biddle Partnership receives 90 grant proposals

Despite the historically bad blood between them, students at UNC and Duke University are eager to cooperate with one another. By the extended Nov. 22 deadline, the Kenan-Biddle Partnership had received about 90 proposals for its newly announced grant, suggested to be about $5,000 per proposal, said Ron Strauss, executive associate provost and co-chairman of the partnership’s review committee.

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Duke-UNC project proposals due today

UNC students seeking to collaborate with Duke University students through a new program have to submit their applications today. Applications to the Kenan-Biddle Partnership were originally due on Nov. 15, but the deadline was extended to today in response to several requests for extensions.

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