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Alex McIvaine was a St Andrews School junior when our son, a freshman, decided to try his hand (or feet) at cross country. Alex was one of several gifted runners on that team but that excellence did not prevent him from dropping back from the lead on training runs to talk with the newer runners, encourage them and build the kind of rapport that made training runs fun for everyone.


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Letter to the editor: Remembering an old friend

There are no words to express the sorrow and condolence held over the passing of Alex. He was my oldest friend at Duke, and although we grew apart in the last few years, he was always such a comforting and cheering presence on campus. The last time I saw Alex was during parents weekend, when he took his time to greet and talk with my mom, which she notes he never failed to do.


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Letter to the editor

If it is wrong to promote false narratives about a Muslim propensity for violence, it is equally wrong to promote false narratives about violent white masculinity. Perhaps it would be beneficial to shift the conversation away from baseless racial stereotypes and instead focus on strategies to correct structural disadvantages, which are established predictors of violent crime, that different communities face. 


OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the editor

It is a sorry state of affairs when, concurrent with one of the most devastating natural disasters to ever face this country and untold suffering and misery yet to come, our students can muster complaints regarding culinary options available to them at a lavish on campus dining facility, and the school’s newspaper finds this newsworthy, devoting front page, above the fold coverage to such a trivial matter.