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The free expression tunnel at the entrance to East Campus features a tattered collage of New York Times front pages from May, when the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic was close to 100,000.
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Passing through a tunnel

I walk on, my eyes and fingers tracing the walls, which feel warm compared to the frozen sky, my mind wandering and wondering what I will see next, but certainly not anticipating this image that reminds me of mangled flesh—a jagged, convulsing mural of New York Times pages. 


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'Not just a dancing app': Student ambassadors promote campus engagement with TikTok, other brands

While many students hope to work for national corporations during summer internships or after graduation, a few have the opportunity to learn new skills and build their resumes by representing big-name brands all year round. Duke’s campus brand ambassadors have a variety of duties, from creating social media posts and hosting events to partnering with student organizations.


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‘Essential workers of Duke’: Marketplace staff keep East Campus dining hall open in pandemic

Much has changed in the East Campus dining hall. Indoor seating is closed for students. Most tables and chairs are wrapped in caution tape. Stickers line the floor, indicating the direction students should travel and the six-foot distance they should keep while standing in line. Workers praised Duke's overall efforts to keep the virus spreading, but said they have been tested infrequently and questioned the decision to put a testing location in the same building.


Duke librarian Jamie Keesecker photographed crayon drawings on a music stand to make the video “Library Takeout.”
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The story behind 'Library Takeout,' a Duke librarian’s international hit

When the Nashville Public Library released a video of a chain-wearing mouse puppet bobbing to a parody of “Ice Ice Baby” to explain their curbside book pickup, Jamie Keesecker’s colleagues wanted him to make something similar for their new contactless reserve system, called library takeout. Keesecker went a step further than parody, and his video became a viral sensation.