- Duke's student newspaper, The Chronicle, reports that the opening of the school's new campus in Kunshan, China, is delayed by another semester to fall 2014 due to construction delays and communication issues.
- The decision to open the new China campus is controversial among some professors, who have concerns about academic freedom in China and the finances for the project, which has faced several setbacks.
- A letter from the project's leaders to the student newspaper touted the cooperation of the project's three sponsors and the "processes and personnel" put in place to ensure "world-class academic programs," though Duke is still awaiting final "establishment" approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education.
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Duke University has pushed back the opening of its campus in Kunshan, China, by another semester because of construction delays and communication problems, according to The Chronicle, Duke’s student newspaper. ...