Magazine Wins CASE Awards

June 1, 2003

Duke Magazine, published by the Alumni Affairs office, has been named one of the nation's top ten university magazines for 2002, garnering gold and bronze medals in a national competition and two design awards in a regional competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The magazine earned a gold medal in the category of Higher Education Reporting. Only three awards were given in the category: a grand gold, a gold, and a silver. "The judges were impressed with your magazine's willingness and ability to tackle solid higher-education issues and bring a national perspective to the specific challenges of your own university," wrote the judging coordinator. Duke Magazine won for stories on how the university recruits and retains faculty, academic freedom in a time of national-security challenges, financial-aid allocation, the planning for a renovated library, and the ties between campuses and corporations.

The publication also won a bronze medal for University Magazines under 75,000 circulation, in which only a gold, silver, and bronze were awarded. Only nine awards were presented in all circulation categories. A gold in the design category for published spreads was awarded for the "Face Value" department that featured Duke's police chief.

In District III competition, CASE presented the magazine an Award of Excellence for Editorial Design. The January-February 2002 cover of Divinity School professor Stanley Hauerwas was cited, as well as the entire September-October 2002 issue.

Duke Magazine appears bimonthly. M. Laney Funderburk Jr. '60 is the publisher; Robert J. Bliwise A.M. '88 is editor; Sam Hull is associate editor; and Kim Koster was the features editor at the time. Maxine Mills is the designer.

CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals in alumni relations, communications, and development.