Following the discovery that Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson was less-than-honest on his resume, the former New York Times columnist Randy Cohen ("The Ethicist") appeared on CNBC explaining that one's résumé "has to be an honest account of your professional life and your education." Cohen poses an interesting dilemma to those doing the hiring and review of employees. What should be the appropriate response? Lying on one's résumé is neither a felony nor a misdemeanor, and yet it cheats a number of consituencies from the time of the hiring process to many years later. Thompson was alleged to have embellished his official company biography by stating that he has a degree in computer science in addition to the one he earned in accounting at Stonehill College.


On Friday, May 10, from Noon until 2:00 p.m. everyone is invited to the LGBT Center to share their feelings and thoughts with one another and to begin a discussion of what’s next for the Duke community. We are very proud of the efforts of Duke Together Against Constitutional Discrimination, DSG, Duke Democrats, College Republicans and others who stood together and fought hard for the defeat of the amendment. We are committed to continuing to support efforts to fight against social injustice and hope you will join us!

Pizza will be provided. Please also feel free to bring your lunch.

"Apple has just released a pair of security updates for OS X and Safari that fix a few unrelated security problems. Monday brought news of a Mac issue that could reveal logins and passwords, and the OS 10.7 patch will be fixing that among other things. But there's also a Safari update that's a little more complicated."

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Duke officials announced that the approval of Amendment One by North Carolina voters yesterday is not expected to impact Duke's long-standing policy to extend same-sex partner benefits to faculty and staff.

"Duke was one of the first employers to make benefits available to same sex partners in 1994 as a way to be inclusive and supportive of the needs of all faculty and staff, and this support will continue," said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president of administration at Duke.

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Amtrak has started using iPhones during the intake of tickets. Their first round of tests has been successful and they plan to extent the service to 1,700 conductors during the summer. 

Pretty cool use of technology.....I wonder if Angry Birds is also loaded.

Here is a link to the article. 

Before I could mumble a word about myself, I was white. This is evident by the information on my birth certificate. I never knew my biological father and I have never met him. He left before I was born. Nonetheless, he was white, my mother was white, and so I was white. I had no say. It was what people told me I was. Simple enough? Well, not really. It’s quite complex.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality launched "The Youth Sustainability Challenge: Creating an America Built to Last" this week. White House representatives contacted Duke directly to recruit Duke students to the effort.

Duke Dining would like to thank the Class of 2015 with an


Come enjoy a Marketplace Signature Event to show our appreciation for dining with us this year, we invite you to…

Marketplace Beach Party!
Thursday May 3rd

  • Free Giveaways, DJ Clay May, and a menu you don’t want to miss!
  • Hand rolled Sushi Station
  • Mocktail and Mixer Bar at Trinity
  • Funnel Cake Bar
  • Loco pops!
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • …and much more!

Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Board swipe or equivalent required.

Several months ago, Student Affairs embarked on a web redesign. But it was more than just a redesign. We gathered staff and student input, accessed experts, and poured through a multitude of studies and reports on how people of various generations use online tools of all types.

We had three primary goals: