This Tuesday night, the Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team played against the Winthrop Eagles. At the end of the game, the finishing score was 39-85, with the Blue Devils taking home the win. Photographed by staff photographers Simran Prakash and Alyssa Ting.
The energy in Cameron Indoor Stadium was through the roof Friday night as the Blue Devils took the court for Coach K's final Countdown to Craziness. In addition to our analysis of the action, photographers Aaron Zhao and Rebecca Schneid captured the excitement visually.
In a Saturday evening game, the Wildcats valiantly clawed their into a sizeable large Duke Blue Devil lead during the second half, but the Blue Devils hang on, winning the game over the Wildcats 30-23. Photos by Staff Photographer Aaron Zhao and Associate Editor Zoé Murphy.
From his appointment as Duke men's basketball head coach to his ACC Championship win in 2019, The Chronicle has been there to document all of Coach K's successes. Take a look at the iconic Chronicle print editions featuring the victories and milestones of the most winningest coach in college basketball history. Gallery by Leah Boyd. Captions by Chronicle sports staff.
In spring 2020, Professor of History John French and Silvio Luiz de Almeida, Mellon Visiting Professor in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, led the course "Black Lives Matter: Brazil-USA," in which students examined the Black Lives Matter movement in both countries and developed an exhibit based on their findings. At the time, they hoped to open the gallery in the Franklin Gallery @ History in Classroom Building. The gallery opened virtually in fall 2020 before going on display in Penn Pavilion in spring 2021. In an email to The Chronicle, French wrote that the display is an "internationalist project that aims to combine exciting visual imagery and messaging." He and de Almeida are thankful "for the growth in [their] knowledge and effectiveness form working binationally and collaboratively" with the students in their course and curators of the posters. "This installation addresses the movements to defend Black lives in Brazil and the United States," a poster reads. "It offers a global perspective on the right against racist police violence and structural racism and demands respect for the rights of Black people." One of the signs details the "ongoing genocide against Black people in Brazil," citing statistics that Brazilian police killed 24,741 citizens, 76% of whom were Black, between 2015 and 2019. Black Brazilians are 2.7 times more likely to be killed by police than white Brazilians, according to the display. "As a world of freedom struggles demonstrates, we need to fight for a politics of life that recognizes that where there is racism and injustice, there will never be peace nor a good life and equality for all," French wrote. "Racism is everybody's problem the U.S. and Brazil cannot be set right if we do not tear racism up by its roots." French added that the display is a step towards "making Duke an international reference point for anti-racist education and activism and, eventually, a model of equity and respect for difference." The display calls on viewers to "listen, learn, and put your resources—money, time, power, platform, knowledge—behind Black-led organizations and movements fighting racism and inequity." "It's way past time," a sign reads. Photos by Bella Bann and Leah Boyd. Nadia Bey contributed reporting.
After one pandemic, two full years in person, three summers, and four years of friendship and memories, the Class of 2021 finally had their in-person commencement ceremony on May 2, 2021. Here is our photo depiction of the commencement speakers and the graduating class! Photos by V. 116 Photo Editor Simran Prakash.
From making Spanish food from behind a Zoom screen to assembling drones outside, classes and academic programs adapted to the realities of the pandemic. Part of The Chronicle's collection of community submissions documenting the 2020-21 academic year. See the full project here: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2021/04/duke-university-photo-video-academic-year-student-staff-faculty
Some features of campus never change. Find such staples as the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the beloved golden retriever Nugget, and see the photos people took of themselves on a campus changed by the pandemic. Part of The Chronicle's collection of community submissions documenting the 2020-21 academic year. See the full project here: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2021/04/duke-university-photo-video-academic-year-student-staff-faculty
Last year, Duke students were forced to trade their vibrant spring lives for closed doors, covered faces and bucketloads of hand sanitizer. With COVID-19 vaccinations more accessible and students back on campus, this spring has brought back joy and vibrancy to the lives of not only students, but also animals and nature on campus. Photos by Photography Editor Simran Prakash, Features Photography Editor Aaron Zhao, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Griffin, and Staff Photographer Mary Helen Wood.
On February 19th, Duke LASO (Latin American Student Organization) had their annual Valentine's Day giveaway event, despite the winter storm that same morning. The flowers were delivered all the way from Colombia, donated by Flores El Trigal and Queen's Flowers. The event was coordinated by Natalia Mesa, a Duke and LASO alum from the Class of 2020. LASO distributed the bouquets through West Union, East and West bus stops, Pitchforks, security locations, Perkins Library, The Loop, and the East Campus Marketplace. Amidst all the recent changes and the ongoing pandemic, LASO was able to show Duke and Healthcare workers how much their dedication, care, and courage was appreciated.