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To the Class of 2009

There was a time when gasoline was cheaper than bottled water, when friends were neither “poked” nor “confirmed,” and when the only bell that mattered was the Victory Bell...


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Our unknown neighbors

It was only 11 in the morning, but the sun was already scorching. I wanted to wipe the sweat off my face and swat the bugs off of me, but my hands were sticky from touching the tobacco leaves.


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Welcome to Duke

In an unprecedented sting operation that looked more Hollywood than higher education, undercover Alcohol Law Enforcement officers in conjunction with uniformed Durham police officers stormed an...


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Good of this place

New graduate and professional students, welcome to Duke! You have chosen to come here for a higher degree in graduate, medical, law, business, nursing, divinity, public policy or environmental school.


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Team Malaria

KABULA, KENYA—As I was heading back to my hut after seeing my first African wedding, I regretted my choice in footwear. The recent rain had transformed the road into a mud pit.


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C.I. "Aid"

Uncle Sam wants you… to learn Arabic and join the intelligence community! An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education details a new scholarship program created by Senator Bob Graham. D-Fla.


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In this debate, where is Duke?

Speaking at a May 16 news conference in Raleigh, Professor John Hope Franklin, Duke’s famed historian, urged the state legislature to support a two-year moratorium on executions during which...


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What do you want?

When I watched the ’80s movie Blue Velvet a few weeks ago, one scene transformed the movie for me from a sadomasochistic cream dream into thesis-worthy material.