Bench burning at Duke used to be defined by violence, chaos and impromptu fires. Today, bonfires are managed by A-Team.
In 1992, bench-fueled bonfires got out of hand and dozens of students were injured following the Blue Devils’ national championship. The hijinks prompted a reactionary motion to strictly enforce a campus bonfire ban.
After a series of tacit and overt clashes between students and administrators, what was once officially prohibited by the University has now become a carefully supervised ritual. This is the tale of how an illicit celebration became an institutionalized tradition.
"You cannot have an entire discipline, especially the discipline that determines what the text of the Bible is, to all be men."
Before Neil Armstrong took that historic first step onto the moon’s surface 50 years ago, three Duke alumnae were among the thousands of people who worked to prepare the Apollo 11 mission for its historic voyage.
Grizzlies, polar bears and dreadnaughts, oh my! If not for The Trinity Chronicle, one of these could have been Duke's mascot.
Dean Smith is taking over Duke University Press—no, not that Dean Smith.
Friday afternoon, the University named Mary Pat McMahon as the new vice provost/vice president for campus life.