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Friday May 7th

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

Website: www.duke.edu



Duke College Republicans lose charter, funding

After months of dodging complaints and defending their actions, Duke University’s College Republicans lost their charter and funding Wednesday night. The university’s student senate de-charterd the club by a two-thirds vote and de-funded them by a 20-3 vote.

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Duke students seek gender-neutral housing

Duke University students are pushing administrators to let them room with members of the opposite sex — even though it violates state law. The university’s student government senate recently approved a gender-neutral housing resolution, but it might be years before the university puts it into action.

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Sex toy study creates buzz

Duke University is proving that research can be sexy — by studying how sex toys affect women’s sensual lives.The study, which aims to reduce instances of unprotected sex, has already caused controversy among several of Duke’s religious groups.But campus officials have stood behind the study, citing its possible benefits.

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Duke sets ambitious climate neutrality goals

Duke University could be climate neutral — net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases — by 2024 if it follows the plan it announced earlier this week.Universities nationwide have similar plans for reducing emissions, but most have set less ambitious goals. A key reason is a lack of funding for implementing infrastructure changes — something UNC-Chapel Hill officials said has been an obstacle.The high costs of achieving that goal could delay plans at Duke, said Tavey McDaniel, director of the Duke sustainability office, in an e-mail.

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Duke studies spread of H1N1

As the number of H1N1 cases at universities increases, Duke University is using a new diagnostic method to study the spread of viruses — testing sick students and paying them for their time. Researchers are studying 500 to 800 freshman students living on the East Campus of Duke University to observe how respiratory viral infections, such as H1N1, spread in closed communities and how to identify sicknesses before the symptoms appear.

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