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Emma Baccellieri


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OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Goodbye to (some of) all that

I’ve been thinking about the phrase “college experience” (for now, let’s leave aside its more insidious sibling, “college career”). There’s a certain pressure to have an individual definition of this proverbially singular experience, a cohesive personal narrative of the past four years.


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Letter from the Editors: April

Dear readers: The idea of April as the cruelest month has always been difficult for us to grasp (even after spending weeks analyzing “The Wasteland” in a literature seminar sophomore year, as Emma did). Yes, the rebirth and joy of spring can make the emptiness of winter more pronounced—but with such a glorious season to enjoy in the present, why bother to dwell on the season that just passed? But now, as seniors, we get it.


Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek said that she had not heard the term ‘Duke scandal’ before the lacrosse case.
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The birth of the 'Duke Scandal'

Eleven days after the off-campus party that became the catalyst for the Duke lacrosse case, The Raleigh News and Observer ran its first front page story on the situation. It would not be the last, and The Raleigh News and Observer would not be alone.


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Art, interrupted

It is easy to forget just how young the Nasher Museum of Art is. The modernist building is as much a campus landmark as anything, and the breadth of the collections would seem to indicate decades of curating and compiling.


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Letter from the editors

During a time of year in which we students tend to be more concerned with simply surviving until Winter Break and passing our classes, we decided it’s about time to get into the holiday spirit and start thinking about the things that make us smile.


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Letter from the editors

For many students, the all-nighter is a dreaded last resort—the path you take when all others have been taken from you, the only choice left when you face your personal failings in the miserable silence of Perkins after midnight.


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A sit-down with Dean Sue

Sue Wasiolek, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, has been at Duke in one capacity or another since 1973. Towerview got to know the beloved administrator with a lightning round of personal questions. Your present state of mind:  Grateful Your favorite virtue:  Diligence What is it that you most appreciate in life? Opportunities to belong, be involved and be heard What is it that you most dislike? People who don't pick up their trash Your favorite occupation: Teacher Your favorite meal: Vegetables Your greatest accomplishment: It's yet to be Your greatest regret: That I need sleep Your hero:  Anyone who says "thank you" Your favorite time of day: Sunrise Your favorite movie:  Too many to list Your most treasured possession:  DukeCard (it's how I get into my home) When and where were you happiest? In the sun


The Arts and Sciences Council discussed two certificate programs at its meeting Thursday, in addition to talking about the pros and cons of Duke's certificates.
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Arts and Sciences Council approves certificate No. 20 in sustainability engagement

As Duke continues to trumpet its commitment to working across disciplines, some faculty are calling into question the role of interdisciplinary certificate programs. A certificate, by definition, is meant to be a program that "spans multiple disciplines or departments"—one of the factors that separates it from a minor, which is focused in a specific department.

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Senior Robbie Florian sits on the Chapel Quad every day at 4 p.m. and reads from the Harry Potter series.
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Senior Robbie Florian sits on the Chapel Quad every day at 4 p.m. and reads from the Harry Potter series.


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