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Editor’s note: Why we created the wealth gap series

(04/27/20 5:22am)

Part of our mission at The Chronicle is to bring awareness to issues important to the student body. This effort includes better representing marginalized communities on campus, a goal that gave rise to and guided the wealth gap series. In five news stories and one column, released between today and Thursday, we hope to highlight specific challenges related to wealth that many low-income students face, as well as the student body’s relationship to money and resources.

Letter: Duke track and field, cross country alumni reflect on career of Norm Ogilvie

(04/24/20 12:27am)

Editor's note: Last week, former track and field director and head men's cross country coach Norm Ogilvie retired after 30 seasons on the Blue Devil coaching staff. This letter was written and sent to The Chronicle by former Duke athletes who competed for Ogilvie throughout his tenure.

ChronSports’ 2020 what-if series: Duke men's golf

(04/23/20 10:14am)

With the suspension and later cancellation of all Duke athletic competition due to the spread of coronavirus, many Blue Devil seasons were abruptly cut short. The Chronicle is going to take a look back at those seasons affected as well as what we missed out on with their cancellations. We've already looked at men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, men's tennis and women's golf. Next up: men's golf.

Q&A: Duke graduate's novel explores sexual assault at fictional Southern university

(04/23/20 6:10am)

Mary Adkins, Trinity ‘04, is the author of “Privilege,” which came out last month. Set at Carter University, a fictional university known as “the Harvard of the South,” the novel explores sexual assault, imposter syndrome and inequality in campus judicial systems. The Chronicle spoke to Adkins about her journey to becoming an author, the ways Duke inspired her fictional university and what she hopes readers will take away from her new book. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Nasher Museum announces new director Trevor Schoonmaker

(04/22/20 2:34am)

The Nasher Museum will soon welcome its new director Trevor Schoonmaker, the current deputy director of curatorial affairs and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art. At 49 years old, Schoonmaker will take over leadership from Sarah Schroth on May 8, the same day that Schroth will retire after 25 years of service at Duke.