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Even in a pandemic, Keith Upchurch, Trinity ‘72, and Nugget, his 10-year-old golden retriever, have kept coming to campus to see students. 
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Keith and Nugget bring joy and relief, even in a pandemic

Amid the many changes on Duke’s campus necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, one old sight reliably persists: a smiling canine face and her familiar owner. The beloved dog-owner duo—Keith Upchurch, Trinity ‘72, and Nugget, his 10-year-old golden retriever—have promenaded through Duke’s campus since 2012. Since Upchurch retired from the Durham Herald-Sun in 2016, they have visited the University almost every day.