The new 40,000-square-foot West Campus Plaza opens between the Bryan Center and the main quad as a larger gathering place for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
Ground is broken for a permanent facility for the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, a partnership between Duke and the National University of Singapore. Admitting its first class in August 2007, the school will allow students to study a curriculum based on that of the Duke University School of Medicine.
Duke University celebrates Duke Forest’s 75th anniversary with faculty, staff, and the community.
Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia University professor and director of the United Nations Millennium Project, encourages Duke students to get involved in the Millennium Village Project to help impoverished villages rise out of extreme poverty. Photo credit: Bruce Gilbert
Duke University’s Board of Trustees establishes Duke’s program for African and African American Studies as an official academic department.
Students, faculty, and staff from North Carolina Central University and Duke team up with the Durham Rotary Club to package more than one million meals for impoverished citizens in four countries.
The student organization Duke Plays hosts a gala at the newly renovated Perkins and Bostock libraries as part of a campus-wide movement to reinvigorate social life.
The new French Science Center opens with its first conference to show new ways to develop cellular and molecular-scale scientific images.
North Carolina Attorney General Ray Cooper dropped all charges against three Duke lacrosse players, declaring they are innocent of the false accusations made by a Durham woman who alleged she had been assaulted at an off-campus party in March 2006. Photo credit: Nathan Clendenin / WRAL.com
Commencement speaker Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of General Motors and a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees, advises May 2007 graduates to be flexible, passionate, and globally-minded while helping solve the challenges of the world and nation.
Duke’s Hart Leadership Program selects its 2007-08 fellows: Cassandra Phillips, shown here, will serve in Battambang, Cambodia; Seyward Darby in Prague, Czech Republic; and Brian Wright in Manila, Philippines. The three recent graduates are placed in organizations around the world to conduct research and fieldwork on pressing policy issues.