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Duke Sees First Road Win At Clemson

(01/24/10 12:37pm)

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Stellar games by Nolan Smith and Lance Thomas allowed No. 6 Duke to defeat Clemson 60-47 Saturday night in Littlejohn Coliseum, making last season’s 74-47 crushing defeat nothing but a distant memory. With their first road win of the season, the Blue Devils answered the question if they can win away from Cameron Indoor Stadium with a thundering ‘yes’.

Finding your Duke, not theirs

(04/24/12 4:00am)

About two weeks ago, I needed to get the heck out of Dodge, or Durham rather. The pressure of graduation was too great. The thought of my time at Duke slipping away was too overpowering. Rather than committing myself to the stereotypical string of Saturday night events that have inundated my college career—moving from an apartment pregame to Main Street to Shooters—I got in the car with two of my best friends and we hit the road. Our destination? Didn’t really matter. Our goal? Hold on to the moment for as long as we could.

The Graduates

(04/19/12 7:56am)

It’s 1965 on the North Side of Chicago. Living in a poor neighborhood about a mile from the United Center, a high school senior dreams of playing college basketball. With his mother busy scrubbing the floors late at night at the Chicago Athletic Club and his father working as an elevator operator, he looks to a local community center to help him reach his goals. Learning lessons of hard work and determination at the center, the young man springboards into a basketball career at the United States Military Academy. And on to become the winningest coach in the history of Division 1 basketball.

Duke Memes Soundoff

(02/08/12 5:00am)

“Top ranked school: quarter of students looking at memes”—so says the profile picture for Duke’s newest online craze. With more than 3,300 “likes” on Facebook as of Tuesday night, the Duke Memes Facebook page has become the preferred study distraction on campus. More than 100 memes—comical images and phrases that comment on social culture and often become viral. The Duke-focused memes poke fun at campus trademarks like Shooters II and the Marketplace and are multiplying by the minute. The Chronicle’s Caroline Fairchild spoke to students on campus about their reactions to the new Facebook phenomenon.

A new face of homelessness

(11/18/11 10:00am)

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring homelessness in Durham. Today’s article focuses on how the economy is changing composition of Durham’s homeless population. Monday, The Chronicle will discuss the unique struggle of homeless families in Durham. Tuesday, The Chronicle will analyze how the city of Durham is trying to improve its system to combat homelessness more effectively.

Q&A with Jen’nan Read

(10/21/11 9:00am)

In the wake of Moammar Gadhafi’s death, the people of Libya are celebrating and reflecting on the end of a 42-year-old dictatorship. Jen’nan Read, associate professor of sociology and global health, escaped the country in 1987 and has a half-brother who stayed to fight on the front lines in Tripoli against Gadhafi’s dictatorship. Read was also recently reunited with her father, who remained behind in Libya when she escaped, for the first time in 24 years. The Chronicle’s Caroline Fairchild spoke with Read about what Gadhafi’s death signifies for Libya’s, as well as her own, future.