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(03/16/11 8:00am)

If square-footage is an indication of institutional priorities, Duke’s research laboratories are more important than God and college basketball combined. And for a good reason. Laboratories are the delivery rooms of knowledge. They are where tax dollars and intellect combine to test hypotheses and improve the human condition. The lab is where overworked graduate students begrudgingly spend their lives analyzing small droplets of clear liquid with instruments that cost more than their house all in the pursuit of answers to the world’s most important questions­—answers which have established the lab as the most influential space in the modern world.

Editors' Note

(12/03/10 11:00am)

It is being called a PR nightmare. Karen Owen’s PowerPoint, a teenager almost dead in a port-a-porty, a slew of misogynistic e-mails published on the internet and around the campus—these incidents only exist as the most glaring examples of Duke’s inability to present itself well to the internet public and Gawker Media. But what might be a PR nightmare is, as we know, not about image but cultural failures.

Editor's Note

(09/22/10 8:00am)

The Chronicle has a history of being produced by undergraduates. Towerview, this stack of papers affiliated with The Chronicle, has a (much shorter) history of being produced by The Chronicle’s senior class. It is the “retirement home” for those undergrads foolish---nay, stupid—enough to stick around the 301 Flowers office for the whole of the undergraduate careers, burning nights away basking in the glow of faulty Mac computers and even faultier Adobe software. In no way is this meant to be self-congratulatory. This pursuit is idiotic, irrational, almost exclusively self-fulfilling, and indulgent.

From the Editors

(07/01/10 1:06am)

The university publication is a constantly changing entity. At its heart is a group of rapidly changing students putting words, images and designs together into a non-saleable commodity. As the university grows and develops, the students constantly rotate through, helping form parts of this place in this time, but seldom sticking around long enough to see the consequences—good, bad or otherwise—of their work.