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Obama, Palin to appear in video game

(11/02/08 12:37am)

Barack Obama with a rocket launcher? Sarah Palin toting an assault rifle? It's not typical campaign material, but those eager for more personal interaction with the candidates can do so soon after EA releases their new patch for the video game Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. The extension, expected to be available sometime in November, will feature Obama and Palin as, well, mercenaries. But instead of camo gear, Obama will keep his characteristic suit and Palin her red jacket and defining hair-do. Keep an eye on 00:41 and 1:01 to see the two in full combat mode.


(10/28/09 8:00am)

Twice a year, upperclassmen go through the spirited ritual of corporate recruiting. Suits get dusted off, resumes polished and the padfolio sales at the Duke Store skyrocket. Otherwise diligent students sacrifice class participation for flights to New York, all in the hopes of scoring a sweet job offer. Usually, it all starts with networking.


(07/01/09 7:00am)

The plush, upscale Ivy Room at Chicago's Tree Studios, near the famed Magnificent Mile, once played host to the Windy City's top artists. But for one remarkably warm and sunny evening in late May, the locale traded in its paintbrushes and palettes for power suits and pinot noir as it greeted approximately 100 Duke alumni, parents and a smattering of current students for The Duke Idea-a catered reception and discussion with two of Duke's top administrators.


(07/01/09 7:00am)

After 13 years as Duke's executive vice president, Tallman Trask III is no stranger to tough times. He's navigated schools through two recessions-one in 1991 as EVP at the University of Washington and the other in 2001 at his current post-which perhaps makes him a good man to steer the University through these choppy financial waters. But experienced or not, this year may bring its biggest challenge yet for the University and its chief financial officer.