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Letter to the Editor

(08/26/15 7:33am)

In response to The Chronicle's story on some Duke students objecting to reading Fun Home for religious reasons, I would recommend that those students take themselves and their summer reading assignment a little less seriously. Summer reading is intended to create something in common for all incoming freshmen to talk about and possibly to teach students about something they wouldn't otherwise come across. But at its core, it is a voluntary assignment with no requirements or grades attached. If students want to skip the book, they can.





Quote of the Tournament: Butler Bulldogs Edition

(04/05/10 12:45am)

INDIANAPOLIS — After Butler took down Michigan State in the Final Four Saturday evening, forward Gordon Hayward and guard Ronald Nored met with the media in the bowels of Lucas Oil Stadium. One reporter asked Nored about a quirky moment before the game, as the starting lineups were being introduced, when forward Matt Howard had run off the bench, saluted his teammates, and finally, patted the Butler mascot, a real-live dog named "Old Blue", on the head.







More on Duke Baseball's move to DBAP

(03/06/10 12:44am)

I wrote a story for today's paper about the Duke baseball program's decision to move the vast majority of its home games off campus. In total, the Blue Devils will play seven games at Jack Coombs Field on West Campus, six at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, and the remaining 18 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham. In the article, I touch on all the positive reasons for the move to DBAP--the venue is beautiful and well-known by fans and recruits--and the negative reasons for the move, namely, the poor quality of the drainage system at Jack Coombs Field.