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Into Durham’s waiting arms

(04/27/15 8:09am)

Look baby, when we first met, you thought you saw something in me. Something I didn’t even see in myself. You called it “potential.” I thought you must have made a mistake. Heck, mistakes happen all the time. But you showed me a snapshot of a life far different from mine, and I thought, why not? You made me dream of unfamiliar sights, sounds I had never heard, memories I could almost touch if I closed my eyes and reached out. You promised me small wonders in the form of education and experiences that I could neatly place on the shelves of my heart and mind, wonders that would guide me through life. I started to believe you. Luckily, I was filled with a constant desire for something other than the present, an unbearable wistfulness. You cast your spell and my soul soared.

Brownell discusses vision for Sanford

(07/01/13 4:22pm)

Kelly Brownell, former professor of psychology at Yale University and director of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, will replace Bruce Kuniholm as the new Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy. Brownell, a leading expert in the fields of global health policy and obesity, will assume his position on July 1. The Chronicle’s Sophia Durand spoke with Brownell about his appointment, his vision for Sanford and what he is most excited about for the future of the school. 

Oathout says experience matters for Duke Student Government president

(03/06/13 12:15pm)

Junior Patrick Oathout, candidate for Duke Student Government president, is a public policy and philosophy double major from Houston. He is currently DSG executive vice president, a student representative on the Board of Trustees, president and founder of Duke Colloquium Fellows and a founding father of Duke’s chapter of Sigma Pi fraternity. His Chronicle column is on hiatus during the campaign. The Chronicle sat down to discuss his accomplishments, vision for DSG and the upcoming March 7 election.