The Chronicle News Blog Presents: Top Ten News Stories of the Decade

If you haven't noticed as we draw to the close of this decade, the media loves its lists. There's Time's annual world's most influential people list, Rolling Stones' Best Albums of the Decade, the New York Times Book Review's Best of 2009, the New Yorker's Best Films of the Decade...and the list goes on and on and on, if you'll pardon the pun.

The Chronicle too has caught listmania with Recess staff members  compiling their own Top Ten Tracks of 2009 and Sports doing a series on Duke's All-Decade Teams. We at News have been perhaps a little slower on the uptake, but we too wanted to bring you a list--of the top ten news stories of the decade.

These are the issues and events that made headlines for weeks at a time over the last ten years, those that sparked the most debate on campus and beyond, and the ones that we believe will continue to shape our coverage in the years to come.

As we publish our picks, we'll be posting an updated list here:

10. North Carolina swings blue in 2008

9. Building, building, building

8. The murders of Abhijit Mahato and Eve Carson

7. Problems for the Duke University Health System

2. The Lacrosse Case

1. Making a smaller Duke

Disagree with our choices? Think our news sense is bogus? Let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from you.


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