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Competing against about 250 other students, you have five hours, a computer and three informatics-also known as computer science-problems to solve; does the pressure get to you? Not if you are freshman David Arthur, who recently placed second in the 12th International Olympiad in Informatics.
The resonating sound of chiming bells fills the quad, and all breathe a sigh of relief at this familiar signal tells us that the day is drawing to a close.
As most people have their eyes turned to the presidential race this fall, some students will be doing more than simply watching the campaign season debates-they will be participating in one.
It is a typical day of class: you roll out of bed just in time to make that 9:10, find a desk in the crowded classroom and take notes as you listen to your professor lecture on microeconomics. But if you are in Professor Curtis Taylor's economics class, one thing is not so typical-he cannot see you.
Gathering images, reflecting upon the stories they tell and understanding how they affect people's lives is what the work of Deborah Willis is all about.
I t's move-in day, and as hundreds of new students pour onto East Campus, they bring with them boxes, computers, refrigerators and a wide variety of other articles. How can the University turn this convergence of people and belongings into a fairly organized process?
Declining enrollment at the Duke Marine Lab has prompted a flurry of new course offerings designed to attract more students.
Speaking to an intimate group of about 30 gathered in the Breedlove room Friday afternoon, comparative literature professor Brett Levinson tried to explain the cultural and psychological forces behind racism and anti-Semitism.
Travis Gayles has spent the bulk of his undergraduate years discovering himself. The process began his freshman year when he came to Duke intending to be pre-med and then sophomore year changed his major to public policy and African and African-American studies. Now, his latest self-discovery has prompted him to run for president of Duke Student Government.
During a Wednesday night speech, Claude Steele, a long-time researcher of stereotypes and intellectual identities, discussed "stereotype threat" and its role in minority performance.
Addressing a Chapel nearly filled with people joined to celebrate and honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., delivered a serious, inspiring speech Sunday.
The Fuqua School of Business seems to be escaping the decline in applications facing many of the country's other top-tier business schools. The nationwide decline has been attributed to the attractiveness of Internet start-up companies and the lure of e-commerce, but to Duke's business students, two years at Fuqua have more to offer.
Addressing a quite verbal group of about 50 students and members of the Durham community, Mt. Olive Pickle Company president William Bryan stood firmly by his company and its policies.
The Cameron Crazies' first priority may be cheering on the basketball team, but, in the process, they give an assist to the University's national reputation.
Addressing a crowd gathered in honor of the Continuing Education Program's 30-year anniversary, noted anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson relayed her personal dogma: "When you learn, you change; [if] you keep on learning, you keep on evolving as a person."
With the extra-large class of 2002 gone from East Campus, this year's freshman class is left to deal with the renovations imposed on East by last year's overcrowding.