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I’m a sophomore at Duke University and a friend of Alex’s. I just wanted to write that Alex was a bright light in the lives of everyone that knew him. He impacted everyone with his selfless and loving personality and deserved nothing but the best.


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Letter to the editor

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.