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David Kleban


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Cherishing friendships

Online Exclusive 4/3: It seems to be a rite of passage for senior Chroniclists to self-indulgently give advice to underclassmen at the end of the year. I just thought I'd get it out of the...


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Not the only game in town

Since the Campus Culture Initiative Report was released several weeks ago, many have questioned the wisdom of its recommendation to stop assigning residential space to selective living groups.


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Innocence and 'innocence'

"I do know the following items about the case that would lead one to hesitate before throwing out the case.. The Duke lacrosse players were not angels-they had a previously established history of...


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What a social scene looks like

Last year, the so-called "Group of 88" famously asked what a social disaster looks like. They probably meant this rhetorically. But in my estimation, it would look exactly like the arbitrary,...


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Bureaucracy and the academy

As I prepare for my final 7 a.m. bout with ACES, I realize that over the years these registration windows have been geared as much toward satisfying graduation requirements as they have my...


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Searching for Aleksey Vayner

This fall break, I had the opportunity to visit Yale's campus in beautiful New Haven, Conn. There are a number of differences between our Gothic Wonderland and their ivy-laden gates-not the least...


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Who wins?

Now that our reputation is in the clumsy hands of the media, the dilemma is worse. A reasonable accounting of Duke as it truly is-a good, but like so many others, conflict-ridden school-will be...


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"Grappling with reputation"

My lovely editor described my previous column as "750 words with no point." In fact, it was about how Duke is perceived by outsiders (but she was right about the lack of point). Shortly...


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Outside the bubble

This past Spring Break was more for me than a chance to go home, flop down on the couch and enjoy palatable food and reliable, decent cable TV service. It turned out to be an intellectual journey,...


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Revamping Elliott's

The loss of Elliott Wolf's server as a resource for watching and downloading movies, television shows and Duke basketball games left a void in many students' lives (especially the lonely ones)....

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