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Burning Man in a burning world

(09/12/23 4:00am)

Every year, an unlikely mix of Patagonia-wearing, Silicon Valley-residing ‘tech bros’ and countercultural celebrants put their differences aside and make an annual pilgrimage to Black Rock Valley where they can escape the woes of capitalism — albeit just for a few days. It is here, in Rural Nevada, where this unlikely alliance will engage in the collective construction of a temporary residence known as Black Rock City.

Duke volleyball sweeps matches against Elon, Michigan State, Michigan to cap perfect week

(09/11/23 2:02am)

On August 30, 92,003 people came to watch Nebraska’s women’s college volleyball match against Omaha, breaking the world record for the highest attendance at a women's sporting event ever. While Duke hasn’t reached those heights, it made a statement of its own this week.

Price responds to New York Times article describing Duke as among ‘least economically diverse’ elite colleges

(09/11/23 1:54am)

President Vincent Price responded to a Thursday article in the New York Times Magazine which described Duke as falling substantially behind peer universities in socioeconomic diversity, saying the article portrayed the University “in a rather harsh light.”

No. 21 Duke football's solid all-round performance against Lafayette indicates stability for season ahead

(09/10/23 7:11am)

Not all football games are like the one Duke played against Clemson Monday. Sometimes, they are simple. Sometimes, the better team shows up and coasts to a win. That is exactly what the 21st-ranked Blue Devils did in their second game of the season. 

No. 10 Duke men's soccer holds back Virginia to secure first conference win of season

(09/10/23 3:09am)

It felt like a high-school homecoming: Bright stadium lights on a Friday night, stands packed with parents and classmates, rowdy cheers echoing across the bleachers. A big rival school from out of town — welcome back, ACC soccer — and exciting bursts of energy from the players on the field perfected the illusion of a classic hometown showdown.

No. 14 Duke women's soccer rebounds from midweek defeat, downs East Carolina

(09/10/23 2:51am)

Under the bright lights Thursday night, two storybook villains were set to face off in a battle of fury. East Carolina entered the gates of hell, hoping to play with fire and conquer the underworld of Koskinen Stadium. Yet the swashbuckling Pirates learned a valuable lesson in combat – mess with the Devils of Durham, go up in a blaze of blue flame. 

A legacy of advocacy

(09/11/23 4:00am)

On this day, Sept. 11, we remember the horror from 22 years ago of airplanes crashing intentionally into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. If you were alive, you probably remember where you were when you first heard the news. The crash isn’t the only memory. The care given by the first responders also stands out. When tragedy strikes, we often see the triumph of human community. So many people ran to help those in need who couldn’t help themselves. They were advocates in that moment for the helpless, the voiceless, the lost, the dead. This crisis created a community of care.