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‘Grateful for little things’: Moments from a Tuesday on the Bryan Center plaza

(04/19/22 5:24am)

It’s the kind of day a college campus was made for. The sun shines from a blue sky patterned with clouds. New leaves and dogwood flowers splash green and white onto old gray stone. A tour group stands on Abele Quad while Keith and Nugget greet people outside the Brodhead Center. On the Duke Gardens lawn, a family eats lunch by the pond, and a pair of seniors work on their tans on a nearby bench. 

Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Appalachian State

(12/17/21 12:47am)

Duke hosted Appalachian State for its second contest in its five-game homestand, and this one started out close. Despite the Blue Devils entering this game as heavy favorites, the Mountaineers held their own thanks to an efficient mark from the field and competing on the boards to keep the score 50-37 in Duke’s favor. Here’s five of our takeaways from the first 20 minutes. 

‘The voice of the University’: Unearthing the history and tradition of Duke’s Chapel bells

(12/15/21 4:04am)

Joseph Fala leans into the music as he plays. He hits wooden batons with his hands, pushes pedals with his feet and reads the sheet music in front of him, all the while swaying slowly from side to side. Above him, the bells of the Duke Chapel ring with dignity and purpose, the music audible across West Campus.

DukeWeek: Tenting updates, a graduating senior's reflections

(12/07/21 6:31am)

This is the last episode of DukeWeek to feature Jake Sheridan and Matthew Griffin as co-hosts. Jake is graduating, so in this episode he reflects on this time at Duke and what he'd tell his first-year self. Also, staff reporter Audrey Wang discusses updates to tenting policies for the Carolina men's basketball game. 

Duke Week: Are new climate agreements enough? A Duke climate scientist reflects

(11/16/21 3:05am)

Drew Shindell, Nicholas distinguished professor of earth science, has been an author or reviewer on multiple United Nations reports on climate change. He was also at this month’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. On this episode of DukeWeek, he talks about his work and the agreements nations made at the summit to try to limit climate change.

DukeWeek: Reflections on a Long-Delayed Commencement

(09/28/21 5:29am)

The Class of 2020 finally got an in-person commencement on Sunday, 16 months after they celebrated with a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Student speaker Sabrina Sabrina Maciariello talks about her experience at commencement, the themes of grief woven into her speech and her advice for current students. 

A marathon, not a sprint

(04/23/21 6:19am)

If I ever finish writing this column, it will run on the last day of classes, at the end of a very strange year. A year ago I was talking to friends on Zoom while nervously getting ready to publish my first story as editor-in-chief. This year I’ll once again be on campus for LDOC, which brings to mind the half-joking phrase Duke students say as a reminder to pace oneself while celebrating the day: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”