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Always trust magic

(01/22/19 5:00am)

If you’ve ever knelt down to pick up a stray fortune cookie fortune littered on the ground, or gotten your knees dirty to search for a four-leaf clover in the grass, then you know the feeling that I’m talking about. It’s the same feeling that arrives when you look to the sky for a shooting star. This effort to find meaning in the little events of our daily lives: it’s called believing in magic.

When we don't know

(01/09/19 5:00am)

“Why don’t you look it up for homework today?” was the response of my elementary school teacher whenever I raised my hand with a question too big to answer, ones like “When does infinity end?”, “Who put a hole in the ozone?” and “What makes the internet work?” My teacher would deflect as a way of saying “I don’t know” without actually admitting it. 

New registrar Blalark the keeper of academic data

(09/22/15 4:48am)

The Office of the University Registrar has experienced a lot of change this year with the appointment of new University Registrar Frank Blalark. Previously served in the same position at Purdue University, Blalark previously served in the same position at Purdue University and also serves as assistant vice provost at Duke. He replaced Bruce Cunningham Aug. 31. Cunningham retired after his tenure of almost 20 years at the registrar’s office.